Box #4

This week we have more conventional produce to offer.  Most items are probably self-explanatory except perhaps the cherries.  The cherries in the box are sour cherries.  While some people think they are yummy out of the box, general consensus seems to point towards cooking them.  The most common use of these cherries is in pies and jellies.  Since you have only a pint, you might find it hard to make a pie.  Try pitting them and adding some water and sugar to make a cherry syrup to pour over vanilla ice cream or pancakes with homemade whipped cream.  I have also used them in braised pork shoulder.  Brown meat, add beer, wine or water to reach halfway up meat in a dutch oven, add onions and salt and pepper and pitted sour cherries, put in 350 oven for 3 hours or so depending on size of meat chunk.  Yummy.  You could do an abbreviated version of this recipe with chops, stove top…add fresh herbs at the end.  Serve with a simple salad.

In this week’s box:

Beets

Chard

Kale

Sour Cherries

Lettuce heads

Lettuce mix

Herb Bouquets (tarragon, sage, dill, lavender)

Basil

Enjoy!!

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