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CSA Week 1: Greens, Greens and More Greens!

Haute Papier is so excited to be participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this year.  We did our research when deciding which farm we would go with and in the end chose Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia. Each week we’ll be giving you a peek inside our delivery boxes and sharing a recipe for something we made with the delicious fresh produce.  First up is this great saute I made using some of the greens we received this week. I’m a big believer in a diet rich in vegetables and try to keep animal proteins to a minimum – not that I don’t love them, I just try incorporate both fiber and protein into my diet at the same time – which is where the beans come in.  This recipe is satisfying enough to have as dinner – add in a crisp, white wine (sauv blanc or sancerre are both perfect) and some crusty bread!

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Early Spring Vegetable Gratin

After returning from the farmer’s market yesterday morning with all sorts of cold weather veggies, I put together this delightful combination of a purple kale, garnet sweet potatoes and leeks using an old recipe for scalloped potatoes as the base. When reheating it for lunch today, I threw in some pine nuts and parmesan cheese, which complemented the dish so nicely, I’ve added them to the below recipe.

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Kale, Sweet Potato and Leek Gratin

1 large bunch of kale (about 1.5 lbs), washed well and deribbed
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/8″ rounds
1 medium-sized leek, white part only, thinly sliced
4 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts

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