In this week's CSA bag we got the following: a fruit share of 4 peaches, potatoes, carrots, soybeans, basil, a couple of tomatoes, a hot pepper, a radish, a bell pepper, beets, 4 leeks, parsley, kale, one head of lettuce, a cabbage, and a bag of purslane. The purslane may exemplify why getting a CSA is so awesome. You get these new vegetables that frankly you would have never known existed if it were not for the farm share. According to Julie from MHOF: "purslane [is] a highly nutritious plant with a reddish stem and succulent leaves. While I like to throw the leaves into a salad, you can also cook it! Here is a link to some information on and recipes for purslane: http://www.prairielandcsa.org/recipes/purslane.html"
I have already used some of the leeks and carrots in the risotto I made tonight. Can't wait to figure out how to use the purslane.