One of the many things that Scott & I were excited about with joining the CSA was trying foods that were new to us. Last week we had the garlic scapes & kohlrabi… this week we had escarole!
I forgot to take a picture of how beautiful the 2 heads of escarole were before I cooked them. I’m hoping for more in this week’s share so that I can add a picture.
Escarole looks a little bit like leaf lettuce ( in my opinion) but Debra from Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm
told us that it can be bitter.
A friend of a friend of mine told me that I just HAD to make escarole & beans!
I spent awhile researching recipes & reading reviews & chose this one here from all-recipes.com
I was a little wigged out about not draining the cannellini beans.. I actually almost used another recipe because of that, but I’m so glad that I chose this one. WOW! This was amazing!
The bread here was from the CSA as well
The Artisan Kitchen
King Arthur Flour
Grain Mix (rolled oats, flaxseed, cracked wheat, rye flakes, steel (can’t read the word), millet, sesame seeds barley)
Whole wheat flour
Seed mix ( flaxseed,sunflower seeds, millet)
One bite of this bread assures me that I could NEVER eat low carb. I lightly grilled a few slices with a bit of olive oil then spread a thin layer of goat cheese. Yum!!