This week's box has some very cool edibles with namesakes that we don't see very often. We have a potatoes! They are of the Purple Viking variety. Gorgeous color and flavor.
Lemon Balm which looks a lot like mint. In fact, it is part of the mint family. Use it as a tea to calm the nerves and tummy. It also helps you sleep.
Violet Heart Ease (aka wild pansy) are edible flowers ( the whole plant is edible). Shakespeare refers to the flowers in a Midsummer's Night Dream. The juice of the heartsease is a love potion and "on sleeping eyelids laid, will make a man or woman madly dote upon the next live creature that it sees." Use them in salads and see what happens.
Borage is another edible flower and medicinal that can used fresh in salads or cooked into a soup. It's medicinal properties include relief from colds and asthma when made into a tea. For more ideas on the plant see Hunter Angler Cook.
We also have beets, onions, red tree kale, dino kale, rosemary, sage and amazing strawberries. Enjoy!