Arugula is a spicy lettuce green that can be eaten on its own or added to salad mixes for that extra oomph. It's great with eggs! Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Our salad mix is a mix of red oak, flashy trout, and tango lettuce. The perforated bags they come in are perfect for storing. All of our bagged greens have been triple washed. One of the best things about salad is how different you can make it taste with a new salad dressing,
Broccoli rabe, or rapini, is a member of the Brassicaceae family. The plant has many spiked leaves and a bud that resembles broccoli, which sometimes has small, yellow flowers that are also edible. The taste is often described as nutty and bitter. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Remove tops from carrots to prevent the root from drying out. Store in a vented bag in the refrigerator. You can use the tops to--check out the pesto recipe. If you want to cut up ahead of time, store them in a tupperware dish with water to keep them crispy.
Mustard greens can be used in both cooked and raw preparations, If you like spicy greens, this is the one of the spiciest. They are commonly used as a salad green or braising green. Mustard greens pair well with rich meats such as pork, lamb and sausages, creamy sauces, aged and melting cheeses. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Store whole in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Green Onions are also called scallions. They have a mild onion flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Tomatillo is tomato's tarty, tangy cousin. If you are going to use the fruits within three to six days, you can just place them on your kitchen countertop with the husk on. Make sure that your countertop is cool, dry, and clean. If you want to store tomatillos for two to three weeks, without removing the husk place all the tomatillos inside a paper bag and refrigerate them. In this process, the paper bag is used to absorb the moisture inside..
Red & Green Cabbage
Keep outer leaves on cabbage until it is ready to be used. Store in plastic bag in refrigerator.
Cut off leaves to keep roots from drying out. Store greens and roots separately in plastic bags in the refrigerator.
Store bok choy in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. Slice lengthwise for grilling or cut off the base to release the individual stems.
Green Garlic is garlic that hasn't fully matured and is milder in flavor. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. You can use both the bulb & the stalk. It can be eaten raw or quickly sautéed.
Chard is best served cooked. You can consume both the stem and the leaves. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Salad Turnips are much different than a regular turnip. While most turnips need to be tamed by heat, this sweet turnip is delicious raw. Perfect for snacking or a quick sauté The leaves cause moisture loss during storage, so it is best to remove tops and store the root and greens separately in a bag in the refrigerator.
Store your broccoli in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
I think broccoli often gets overcooked. When this happens it gets mushy and loses a lot of its flavor and nutrients. Cook it until its color turns bright green and you can just stab it with a fork. It will be a little al dente, but I think the crunch adds a great texture to any meal.
Cauliflower should be left unwashed when storing. Store in the refrigerator, with stem side down, in an open plastic bag or use a perforated plastic bag. This will avoid excess moisture, which causes the cauliflower to deteriorate faster. Store for 5 to 7 days. Cauliflower can be blanched and then frozen and kept in the freezer for up to a year.
Shishito peppers are a mild, miniature pepper that can be pan-fried, cooked tempura-style, grilled or roasted. They have thin walls and their skin appears wrinkly. I like them simply pan-fried in a little bit of oil and seasoned with some sea salt. This method is so easy and takes little to no prep work. These peppers are addictive and make a great snack. Supposedly one in 10 has a hot kick to it, but I have yet to come across a hot one. They are a super easy, inexpensive appetizer to bring any party. In fact, in Japan they are served as bar food and they do taste great with a beer. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Heirloom Tomatoes are best stored on a countertop to let them further ripen.
There are many types of kale, here at Harlequin we primarily grow Green, Red, & Black. Kale stems should be removed before eating and if consumed raw, you may want to massage the leaves with olive oil, especially later in the season. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. You may need two bags if the kale is extra tall.
Always cut tops off of root bunches to keep the roots from drying out. Store roots in perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Tatsoi can be used the in the same way spinach can--raw in a salad or sautéed. Store in a plastic bag in your crisper.
Basil doesn't like to get to cold or wet. We find it best to be stored at a cool room temperature(make sure its not in direct sunlight). You can keep it in the bag it came in and wash right before you use it.
Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar snap peas are a great snack. They are sweet, crunchy and easy. You can eat both the pea and the pod. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Napa cabbage, also known as Chinese or celery cabbage, is milder and sweeter than regular cabbage. Its white stalks and crinkly, pale green or yellow leaves may be eaten raw or cooked.
Store the entire head of Napa cabbage with its outer leaves intact in your refrigerator in a plastic bag or plastic wrap. When you are ready to eat it, remove the outer leaves, cut it in half lengthwise and rinse throughly. One of the things that makes Napa Cabbage so great to work with is how easy it is to chop up.
The best place to store eggplant is not in the refrigerator, but at room temperature, where it's likely to last longer.
Keep eggplant in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, and use it as soon as possible after harvesting or buying. You can place it in a vented bowl, but avoid sealing it in a plastic bag, which can increase decay.
Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot.