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Wednesday, Dec. 15th at Fatted Calf in SF:
Emergency & Veggie Boxes 4:30-6:30pm

FORM LINK to order cilantro and or a vegetable box

The Cilantro Part: $8/12 bunches or: $8/6 bunches
it's an 'emergency' only because we have so much in our field. It's bordering on comical. Try making up some cilantro pesto and then freezing some for future use. Cilantro recipes

Cilantro Pesto adapted from Fields of Greens by Annie Somerville

The pesto can be frozen for future use.

Spicy and piquant, it's delicious served with grilled vegetables or on Mexican Pizza. (page 180 from this same book). For fresh chile flavor, add a green jalapeno or serrano chile and omit the cayenne. Walnuts are a fine substitution for the pine nuts.

1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 scallion, white and green parts, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
1 Tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
1.5 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 lightly packed cup cilantro sprigs with short stems
1 lightly packed cup parsley sprigs, large stems removed
salt and cayenne pepper

Combine everything but the salt and cayenne in a food processor or blender. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and a few pinches cayenne pepper; puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and cayenne.

Ginger Cilantro Pesto
Like a traditional basil pesto, this sauce can also be mixed with pasta, stirred into soup for a lively accent or spread over grilled fish.
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/3 cup salted roasted macadamia nuts
1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 tbsp. vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients in processor. Blend until nuts are finely chopped. Add 6 tablespoons oil and process until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.

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For the convenience of cooks who would like to can, pickle, juice, dry, or otherwise consume bulk quantities of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits we are planning a series of special deliveries of bulk quantities of tomatoes, carrots, peppers, basil, pumpkins, etc. whenever our the harvest permits. If this service looks interesting to you, please sign up to be included on the list of people to get a special email alert. We have three separate lists: San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the Monterey Bay Area. If we’re going somewhere that's not convenient for you, delete that particular email. If something looks good to you, email us and reserve what you need. Whole cases only, please. If a whole case is too much, find a friend to split it with or consider our CSA program. Let the cooking begin!

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