Friday, March 22, 2013

Arugula for Lasagna, or whatever you ask of it.

Arugula (aka Rocket, Eruca sativa) is a versatile salad and cooking green, and it is the latest and greatest on Whatley Farm this week. Pictured above is a mixed mustard green lasagna which we ate last night, which included arugula in the filling (and has some fresh arugula on top to show you what we're bringing to market this week).

Arugula makes a tasty, simple pasta dish wilted with olive oil, parmesan, and pepper (and tomatoes when you have them) , or a salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Here is a link to a recipe for Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette. You can cook some bacon and onion, and wilt down a pound of arugula for a nice side dish. It's good and good for you, and so you should use it liberally--greens at every meal! We'll have a lot of it at the Midcoast Winter Farmers Market today (1-6 PM at the Topsham Fairgrounds) for a fair price, and anyways, better to pay the farmer now than pay the doctor later, am I right?

We will also have our fresh spinach, garlic, shallots, dry beans, and eggs. Hope to see you there--

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