Monday 27 June 2016

Local Produce Box: Week 3

In regards to our local produce box, I am going to keep showing you 'what we got and what I made', does that sound okay?

I love to read about what other people are eating, what recipes they are trying, what ends up on their dinner table on a random Wednesday night, and I hope this is of interest to you as well. Getting a selection of local produce every week makes me feel connected to the local farmers that grow it and to the season when it comes to harvest, and I hope that sharing what is happening in my kitchen with you helps to connect us to one another through the common task that is preparing and serving healthy food to our families. Or maybe it just helps you with what to make for dinner this week, and that is okay too.
In this week's box we had: salad greens, romaine lettuce, chard, snow peas, radishes, strawberries, and green onions

And here is what I made:
 (from left to right)
  1. Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Snap Peas - recipe courtesy of The Forest Feast, with a few variations to use what I had on hand
  2. Pea Stir-Fry with Mushrooms and Almonds - recipe courtesy of last year's produce box
  3. Romaine Salad with Shredded Carrots, Dried Cherries and Pecans - my own culinary creation
  4. Rainbow Chard Quiche - recipe courtesy of The Forest Feast for Kids
There were also many other salads on the menu this week - an absolute necessity to use up all the salad greens, romaine, and chard that we got in our box, plus all the spinach from our garden....

And with those huge radishes, I made more radish butter toast....a new family favorite, for sure.

Tomorrow it is time to pick up our next box and I can not wait....

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