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What's in season: Organic spinach, kale, lettuce, radishes, beets, dill, and rhubarb recipes

I just received this summer's first CSA (community shared agriculture) delivery from Grant Family Farms, a Colorado-based organic farm from which I'm going to receive weekly and seasonal vegetables for the next 26 weeks. This week's box contained: spinach, kale, lettuce, radishes, beets, dill, and rhubarb. As my colleague and I were opening our boxes, she asked me about recipes for cooking kale. Below are a few great recipes for everything in this week's box. And even if you're not signed up for a CSA, you'll find these vegetables in season at your local natural products store or farmer's market.

Spinach: Spinach polenta; spinach, basil, and tomato frittatas; and fresh spinach salad with creamy horseradish dressing

Kale: Kale, bean, and italian sausage soup; kale with ginger and chiles; and chopped kale salad with spiced almonds and red peppers

Lettuce: Spicy chicken in lettuce cups; creamy lettuce soup; and butter lettuce and apple salad with seared scallops

Radishes: Radish, fennel, and dandelion salad; and arugula salad with citrus dressing

Beets: Roasted beets with creme fraiche; raspberry beets vinaigrette; and goat cheese tart with marinated beets and arugula

Dill: Marinated grilled tuna over dill couscous; beet salad with feta, red onion, capers, and dill; and potato carrot soup with chive dill sauce

Rhubarb: Rhubarb lemonade spritzer; strawberry-rhubarb cobbler; and apple-strawberry rhubarb crisp

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