Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Week's Box - 9/28/2011

What goodies are in this week's Eatwell Farm box?  See the list below--

Lemon Verbena
Italian Large Leaf Basil.
Cherry Tomatoes
Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
Shady Lady OR Roma Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
Summer Squash
Mixed Hot Peppers
Tomatillos OR Eggplant
Granny Smith Apples

What to do with those goodies -- Let's see - The lemon verbena will make great iced tea this week and for a few weeks to come.  I add it to my regular green tea/mint blend into a large glass jar of water placed outside in the sun to make sun tea.  The basil again will go into making pesto for a wonderful pasta dish - Strangozzi with chard and almond sauce - see for details on this homemade pasta and sauce combination.  The mixed hot peppers will be sliced in half, deseeded and frozen for later use during the year, but a few will be roasted along with the tomatillos to make a great salsa. Ah, tomatoes - fresh tomato soup(recipe adapted from Madjhur Jaffey)with grilled homemade caraway gouda cheese sandwiches (yummy!).   A few tomatoes will make it into a green salad with feta cheese and Greek olives.  Finally the summer squash will make a great side dish along with the cherry tomatoes, garlic and capers.  And last but not least the apples will be part of Michael's lunch.  I'm getting hungry thinking about next week's menu - here is my take on it for the two of us--

Strangozzi with chard and almond sauce
Mixed Green Salad

Tomato Soup with grilled gouda sandwiches
Mixed Green Salad

Tilapia Filets covered with pesto, oven poached in white wine
Steamed Brown Rice
Summer squash with cherry tomatoes, garlic and capers

Chicken Stir Fry
(use up any leftover rice)

Lamb Chops
Potato Gratin
Green Beans

Chicken Fajitas
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Corn Tortillas

Pesto Pizza
Mixed Green Salad

Have a great time with the summer's fresh produce!  Enjoy Eatwell's great vegies and add some of your own or shop your local farmer's market.

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