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Local Box Meal Plan: Sept. 20-24

This week, we’re getting:

Butternut squash – Massey
Onions – Naegelin
Potatoes – Naegelin
Black-eyed peas – Naegelin
Sorrel or lettuce
Lentil sprouts – Groovy Greens
Okra – Bradshaw
Sweet Italian peppers – Lundgren
Limes – G&S Groves
Rosemary – Pure Luck
Indian cucumber – My Father’s Farm

So I’m making:

Lentil sprout spread – Looks like a good dip.

Potato squash casserole – This has sausage to make a hearty one-pot meal.

Okra and black-eyed pea saute – Use some of last week’s hot peppers here if you still have some, or just use the sweet peppers we’re getting this week if you want a milder dish.

Indian cucumber soup with mint – This recipe calls for regular cukes, not the Indian one we’re getting, but I’m going to try using the Indian one here because they taste pretty similar.

Rosemary roast pork loin – Make this on the weekend and you’ll have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches and whatnot throughout the week.

If you get lettuce, try this sweet pepper salad with lime dressing (use your lettuce in place of the arugula). If you get sorrel, this tabbouleh with sorrel and lime looks tasty. Add chopped sweet peppers to up the veggie content.


Local Box Meal Plan: Sept. 7-11

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

Side Dish:

  • Quinoa salad with edamame and black-eyed peas
  • Sauteed okra with pancetta and shallots



I’m bummed we won’t be getting a box, but I can’t say that we won’t be eating and drinking well!

Local Box Meal Plan: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

I’m a little late with the meal planning post today — sorry!

In our Greenling boxes this week, we’re getting summer squash, yellow onion and red potatoes from Naegelin, basil and lettuce from Bluebonnet Hydroponics, crimini mushrooms from Kitchen Pride, microgreens from Bella Verdi, red long beans from Animal Farm, jalapenos and serranos from Lundgren, okra from Bradshaw or Arnold Farms, and black-eyed or purple hull peas and Texas pears from Lightsey Farms.

So I’m making:



Side Dish:


I’ve never seen Chinese long beans before, let alone cooked with them. How are you using them?

Report from Fearless Forager, week of 08.18.2008

Here’s what to look for in your Greenling Local Box this week:

  • butternut or acorn squash
  • cucumber
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • cantaloupe
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini
  • pattypan squash
  • okra, mixed variety–red velvet, jade & clemson
  • purple hull or black-eyed peas
  • eggplant–purple or white
  • onions–1015, yellow granix or red burgundy onion
  • peppers–red bell, green bell, serrano, jalapeño
  • red potatoes
  • sweet potatoes

Report from Fearless Forager, week of 08.11.2008

Here’s the forecast for this week’s Local Box:

  • kabocha squash
  • Italian cucumbers
  • slicing tomatoes
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini
  • French sorrel
  • okra
  • herbs
  • purple hull or black-eyed peas
  • crimini mushrooms
  • eggplant
  • onions
  • peppers
  • red potatoes

Some exciting new things this week!  Any great ideas to get us going?

Report from Fearless Forager, week of 07.28.2008

The forecast for this week’s local box:

  • peaches
  • figs
  • slicing tomatoes
  • head lettuce
  • yellow squash
  • zucchini
  • variety squash – pattypan & zephyr
  • okra
  • herbs
  • cantaloupe
  • purple hull or black-eyed peas
  • eggplant – purple or white
  • onions – 1015, yellow granix, or red burgundy
  • peppers – bell, serrano, jalapeño
  • New Mexico chiles
  • sweet potato
  • red potatoes
  • cucumber
  • butternut or acorn squash

Local Box 07.09.2008

And the bounty is great again this week… check out those white eggplants!  Some plans for this week:

  • We’ll do a repeat of the excellent pizza we made this week.  We topped it with: sliced eggplant that had been brushed with olive oil, salted, then broiled until it was golden; mozzarella; parmesan; and sautéed garlic and red-pepper flakes.  (I won’t treat the white eggplants any different than purple ones.)
  • Blueberries, peaches, and cantaloupe will all make great snacks.
  • I’ll cook the zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, onion, and basil into a ratatouille to pour over polenta for quick weeknight suppers.
  • For brunch guests on Saturday, I’ll make a pitcher of watermelonade and a batch of okra cornmeal fritters to accompany waffles.  Both of these recipes were printed in last month’s Gourmet magazine (archives searchable at http://www.epicurious.com).
  • If any of the black-eyed peas survive my munching (They taste great raw!), I’ll steam them and serve as a side with bottled chili sauce.
  • Since I don’t have quite enough key limes for a pie, I think I’ll squeeze them and turn the juice into a summery cocktail.  There are – of course – loads of recipes to pick from on the internet.
  • And that sweet potato?  I’ll stash it under the counter until inspiration strikes!  It’s clean and unblemished, so it’ll keep a while.

What are you planning to do with your Local Box this week?