The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #5

Hi everyone, Jess here to present the 5th CSA pickup of the Springdell season!

I skipped the flower share today because I was running a little short on time. I’m hoping to stop by Wednesday for some seafood and maybe grab a few PYO flowers at that point.  

I was excited to see broccoli leaves in the share, and with some Springdell hot Italian sausage in the fridge I decided to whip up some stuffed broccoli leaves. 

In the sauté pan i added a finely chopped onion and began to cook it for a few before adding the sausage.  I once the sausage was browned and the onion tender, I added a pint of tomatoes from last season’s summer share. Next, some steamed jasmine rice joined the party. Meanwhile, I de-stemmed the broccoli leaves and blanched them for about a minute to make them more pliable.  

The mixture was a bit watery from the tomatoes (which was fine, I needed liquid and would have added some broth or wine otherwise) so I strained the liquid back into the pan and put a couple of spoonfuls of strained stuffing (and some Mozzarella house Bocconcini) on each leaf before rolling.

I had more stuffing than I did leaves, so I just set the rolls right back into the pan with the more liquidy stuffing.  A cover and a gentle simmer was underway. While the rolls simmered (I also sprinkled a little herd nerd SPICE on top because why not), I boiled some corn for a few minutes, then removed it and blanched the butter beans in the same water as a timesaver.

Here is the final product!  I was able to reserve the rogue stuffing in a bowl for the kiddos (the broccoli rolls scared them, but the stuffing itself didn’t). 

A quick reminder about Family Night at Springdell, coming up on July 21st!  I’ll unfortunately be unable to attend, but can attest that it’s a lovely way to spend a Saturday evening, and hope you can make it!

How are things going on your end?  As always, I love to hear from you!


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A long time member of Springdell and a busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food.

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