We’re actually going to be in Napa and Sonoma this weekend, so we won’t be getting a Local Box from Greenling this week. But I still have a few ideas for ways to use this week’s box contents, so I thought I would share them anyway.
This week, we’re getting cucumber melon and lettuce from Bluebonnet Hydroponics; eggplant and long beans from Animal Farm; canary melon, edamame and a variety of peppers from Tecalote; Texan pears and black-eyed peas from Lightsey Farms; basil or herbs from Pure Luck; shallots from Lundgren; and okra from Naegelin.
Here’s what I would have made:
- Chicken salad with herbs and lettuce
- Quinoa salad with edamame and black-eyed peas
- Sauteed okra with pancetta and shallots
- Pear and melon skewers with honey-cinnamon yogurt dip
I’m bummed we won’t be getting a box, but I can’t say that we won’t be eating and drinking well!