Thursday, June 26, 2014

CSA Farm Share Week 5

Hello Everyone,

This week you will find in your shares:

Sat. June 28
  • Summer Squash (just starting to come in)
  • Chard
  • Head Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Dill
Tue. July 1
  • Summer Squash
  • New Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Dill
Vegetable Spotlight

Dill > It has been said by some that dill is "the most frequently used herb in Polish cooking.."  In Europe Poles are joined by others in central and eastern countries in their adoration of dill.  Russians are fond of it, along with those from Hungary and Scandinavia.  Interestingly it is little known in Latin countries, in France it appears to be almost foreign.  It was probably used by the Romans, who mixed dill oil in their gladiators food in the belief that it was tonic.  And it may have been for the same reason that dill seed were given to American children a century or two back to chew in church, perhaps to keep them awake during long sermons.  Another, somewhat contradictory bit of information says that may lull some to sleep: To procure sleep - wash the head in a decoction of dill seed, and smell of infrequently.  Some say it also relives gas (carminative).

Recipe Ideas

Dill is a very flexible herb that can be used many ways.  Here are a few:

Potato and Kale salad with Tahini Dill dressing!!!


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    1. You are very welcome. We made that dish last night for dinner and it was great!