Local Wax Beans and Cauliflower: Farmbasket Week 4

by Anne Maxfield on June 21, 2010

Accidental Locavore Wax Beans

This week’s basket had some new members, wax beans (one of my husband’s favorites, who knew?), cauliflower, broccoli, more rainbow chard, radishes, peas, mesclun.  

The Accidental Locavore has been on a big salad making spree, so yesterday for lunch I took some local chicken that I’d grilled and put it on top of a big salad for two. We had the mesclun, some of the snow peas, radishes, the wax beans which I steamed until just crisp-tender, and then shocked (ice and water) to stop the cooking, local bacon, herbs from the garden, a little Roquefort (definitely not local, but one of these days…and if I had some I could have used some Berkshire Blue, local and delicious) and a vinaigrette with lemon juice, mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Delicious and just the thing for a 90 degree Sunday. 

We’ve got a lot of peas, who has a great ideafor them? Bill Telepan told me to just shuck them and freeze them, so I had a big pea shucking afternoon, and am stockpiling them for the winter.

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