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Gifts from the produce fairy

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I got a call from a friend this morning offering me a huge amount of organic salad greens and clementine oranges.
My kitchen is on overload with the produce.
The salad greens are way too much just to be eaten as salad.
Anyone have ideas about cooking with them?
Also, any creative ideas for all these clementines?
Don't want them to go to waste.
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NASFKAB 1/9/2013 9:57PM

  you could share with somebody I see many make smoothies with greens

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DESERTJULZ 1/4/2013 9:20AM

    Got to love those produce fairies! Any secret to attracting them?

I love SPKRAUSE's ideas. Some of those greens might also do well in a pesto recipe. Put in the blender with olive oil, garlic, & salt & blend. I've made arugula pesto, cilantro pesto, spinach pesto, and of course, basil pesto.

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HARROWJET 12/30/2012 11:28PM

    Nice!! I don't have any ideas that have not already been offered.

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PHEBESS 12/30/2012 11:01PM

    Nice! I think it's time for you to have a healthy party!!!!

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FENWAYGIRL18 12/30/2012 10:07PM

    Share and give some to people who you'd know that would appreciate the gesture and need a little help.... it will make your heart feel good!

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KERRYG155 12/30/2012 8:48PM

    Well, there are some good ideas there. We don't eat a lot of greens other than salads so I can't help you there and the clementines I can picture in a dish with some yogurt or just plain snacking on. I also think sharing iwth a neighbor would be good.

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PATRICIAAK 12/30/2012 4:54PM

    maybe share some with your neighbors?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/30/2012 4:44PM

    Great catch!! I go through tons of salad greens and clementines. I eat them both every day year round.

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RHEYNKLAW 12/30/2012 4:33PM

    Off the top of my head, I'd say smoothie, soup, pesto, and wilted in a warm grain salad.

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SPKRAUSE 12/30/2012 4:20PM

    Depends on the kinds of greens, how delicate they are ... can they be steamed or lightly sauteed / wilted, as you would with spinach? They'll reduce a lot in volume. A lot, like arugula, work nicely as a bed for pasta with a little olive oil, garlic, and parmesan on top. And I'm sure some would cook down nicely and go well in a quiche with some flavorful cheese.

Just some thoughts.

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