Our town's CSA started up last week. As you can see, we received spring onions, cauliflower, leaf lettuce, strawberries, snow peas, and spinach. Not bad for a county that had snow in May!
How I used the produce:
Spring onions: Aside from Vidalias, there is a dearth of onions in the grocery store until the new crop comes in. I've been using the spring onions wherever one would use regular onions.
Cauliflower: Roasted with cardamom, mustard seeds, and red pepper flakes, from Suvir Saran's American Masala. If you don't like cauliflower, try it roasted before you give up on it.
Leaf lettuce: As side salads, dressed with a little lemon and olive oil.
Snow peas and spinach: A rustic pasta primavera. I dropped the pods into the pasta water just before I drained it and put the spinach in the bottom of the colander. Then I tossed the whole mixture with olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese.
Strawberries: Freezer jam. I enjoy hot water bath canning, but I haven't been happy with my last few batches of strawberry jam. The extra 10-15 minutes of cooking saps the ruby color and translucence. Freezer jam it is!