Thanksgiving is just a day away — and our Austin urban farms are full of autumn’s bounty and even though it’s feeling wintry outside, all sorts of good things are growing and ready for your Thanksgiving feast: kale, cabbage, lettuces, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and potatoes!
Stop by your local urban farm on Wednesday to get fixings for Thursday!
Carol Ann from Boggy Creek Farm shares Two Easy Ways to Do Your Favorite Greens for Thanksgiving…
(with some rules of course)
These are two simple preparations for greens that won’t make the cook scream in agony. He or she can even keep an eye on the football game that is the main event at any Thanksgiving dinner.
1. Salad: Chop the greens into non-strangling pieces. Put them in a salad bowl. Add an oil/vinaigrette or dressing of choice. Make sure every leaf has some dressing on it, or the first eaters will take all the oily ones and leave the un-anointed ones for the cook. Sprinkle with thinly sliced radishes, apples, or grated beets (but not all please,) and either feta cheese or Parmesan cheese (but not both.) A nice touch to the salad would be toasted nuts of your choice, the more the better. Warning: Cook should serve herself/himself first, or the football fans will take all the nuts, all the dressing and all the cheese, leaving the cook with only greens, grated beets, etc.
2. Saute: Chop the greens into non-strangling pieces. Pour fat of choice (butter, coconut oil, peanut oil — choose only ONE!) into a skillet. Add chopped onions, garlic, mushrooms, fruit, whatever. (You can choose ALL.) Saute over medium heat until chosen items are soft enough. Add the greens. Lower the heat. Saute until the greens are wilted. Warning: Don’t overcook or the greens will look ugly. Add whatever cheese is not already on the salad, or go vegan.
(Note: If the cook is jealous of the slugs piled up in front of the television, he/she can eliminate the “non-strangling” advisory in the recipes.)
– Carol Ann Sayle
Boggy Creek Farm
Boggy Creek Farm
Stand is open Wednesday and Saturday 8-1.
3414 Lyons Rd., Austin, TX 78702
Stand is open Wednesday and Saturday 9-1.
755 Springdale Rd., Austin, TX 78702
And in case you missed it - thanks again for your support last week – passing the update of the Urban Farm Ordinance was a victory because of you – take a look at what happened at City Hall last Thursday in this post, and check out this post on all the nitty gritty details of the ordinance.