this week’s lovely meals!

Every week I send a little email to clients who don’t have a standing order to tell them about this week’s menu. If you’d like to be put on this mailing list, check here on Fridays, or just email me and I’ll add you to my list. Here’s this week’s email.

Hello everyone!

Local produce is really starting to come in! This week I’ve secured some great stuff, all organic and super fresh, from Taliaferro Farms in New Paltz: beautiful asparagus, tasty greens, scallions, spring onions, and salad mix! Finally!

And: more ramps, slightly bigger this week since they’ve had a full week to grow up!

If you’d like the Kira’s Mix* salad deal this week (One cup of homemade salad dressing plus 4 packed cups (5 oz.) of Kira’s Mix for $12 [save $2]), I finally have it (though, please note that there is already a salad on the menu). I should have lovely prewashed salad mix every week starting in about 2 weeks, I can’t wait.

Speaking of, can I just vent about something? I really, really can’t stand those sad little boxes of prewashed organic salad mix from California. They are so tasteless, so watery, such a weird, not-right texture….ick! And they are also super old and have God-knows-what kind of preservatives injected into their plastic boxes to give them the appearance of being fresh. So during the winter I either eat salads made with out-of-season head lettuce, or, usually, just miss salad. Once you’ve had gorgeous local salad mix, you really can’t go back, you know?

Here’s the menu for this week, let me know if you’d like to order. Yum, phyllo triangles! These freeze super well and are so perfect for a busy lunch–just pop them in the oven, toaster oven, or microwave, and they are all ready to go.

April 27

  • Sweet and sour tempeh with vegetables and red quinoa with housemade kimchi
  • Ginger curried green bean and tofu salad
  • Mixed vegetable korma (almond cardamom sauce) with tofu and basmati rice
  • Mustard green saag
  • Vegetable phyllo triangles with Dijon mustard-lentil sauce
  • Baby greens salad with spiced walnuts and strawberry dressing
  • Soup: Okra gumbo
  • Salad dressing: Balsamic vinaigrette with fresh herbs

*Hey, do you want to hear some lettucey gossip? Here you go!

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