This Week’s Basket and Recipe Ideas

Quick Ideas for This Week’s Basket:

  • Baby Spinach (Spinach Salad; Add to Smoothies)
  • D’Anjou Pears (Pan Fry Pear Slices in butter with a little Maple Syrup or Brown Sugar)
  • Green Beans (Steam and top with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Slivered Almonds and Balsamic Vinagrette)
  • Local Hurricane Creek Farms Beef Steak Tomatoes (Chop into Salads; Slice and serve with Russian or Thousand Island Dressing and a sprinkle of sugar)
  • Local Hurricane Creek Farms Bibb Lettuce (Salad; Lettuce Wraps)
  • Local Parisi Crookneck Squash (Slice and Sauté in butter with zucchini, shallots, salt and pepper; Fried Squash)
  • Local Parisi Zucchini (Grilled Zucchini and Squash; Stir-fry; Diced Fresh in Salads)
  • Seedless Icebox Watermelon (Fruit Basket; Add to Smoothies; Watermelon Soda – puree watermelon, stir in club soda to taste; cube and pre-package in single serving containers for a refreshing on-the-go snack)
  • Shallots (Use as you would use onion)
  • Valencia Oranges (Peel and eat; Top a Salad; Add to Smoothies)
  • White Corn (Corn on the Cob; Add kernels to Salsa or a Taco Salad)

More Recipes for This Week’s Basket:

Apple-Pear Cobbler.

Caramelized Corn with Shallots.

Cheesy Zucchini Omelet.

Giada’s Toasted Poundcake with Citrus Cream – uses Oranges, Lime and Lemon Juice (great if you have some leftover from the last 2 baskets).

Green Bean Haystacks – wrapped in bacon.

Green Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Lettuce Wraps.

Lettuce Boats – uses Zucchini, Tomatoes, and any desired raw veggie.

Paula Dean’s Zucchini Bread.

Pear Tart.

Spinach Bacon Mushroom Quiche.

Vegetable Thai Marinade – uses Crookneck Squash; could substitute Zucchini and Shallots for other vegetables if desired; could use freshly squeezed Valencia Orange instead of the Orange Juice Concentrate for the dressing.

Watermelon Agua Fresca – refreshing beverage.

Watermelon Gazpacho.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Citrus Vinaigrette – use freshly squeezed orange juice; substitute shallot for onion.

Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Salad.

Zucchini Pasta with Pesto – uses Zucchini and Tomatoes.

FYI – Whole Living has a new Smoothie Recipe app for the iPad (iPhone app coming soon).

And, if you’ve put off using your Patty Pan Squash from last week, try this: Pretty in the Pan Stuffed Patty Pan Squash – also uses Zucchini.

Don’t forget to place your basket order by Tuesday at Milk and Honey Organics for next week’s delivery! Bon Appetit! ~Melissa

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