Tag Archives: chives

Local Box Meal Plan: June 27-July 1

Sorry about getting this to you a day late!

White Peaches – Cooper Farms 
Blueberries – JB Organic 
Assorted Summer Squash – Gundermann Acres 
Purple Viking Potatoes – Tecolote Farm 
Carrots w/ tops – Gundermann Acres  
Red & Yellow Onion – Gundermann Acres 
Juliette Tomatoes – Hillside Farm 
Garlic Chives – Tecolote Farm 
Summer Peas – Just Peachy Farm 
Garlic – Rim Rock Farm

White peach sangria – What an awesome summer drink. This version uses peach vodka in addition to fresh peaches.

Blueberry buckle – Also called blueberry coffee cake. Alton Brown knows what he’s doing.

Mom’s summer squash – Not my mom, Elise’s mom from Simply Recipes.

Easy crockpot pot roast– Throw some garlic in for extra flavor. With the crockpot, you can cook delicious pot roast in the summer without heating up your kitchen.

Whole wheat couscous with lemon, peas, and chives – Cook your peas before adding them to this light, summery side dish from Bon Appetit.

– Stephanie

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Local Box Meal Plan: Aug. 23-27

This week, we are getting:

Green Bell Peppers – My Father’s Farm
Butternut Squash – Massey
Limes or Lemons – G&S
Basil or Chives – Various
Italian Cucumbers – Tecolote
Eggplant – Animal Farm
Gala Apples – Bat Creek
Arugula or Lettuce – Bluebonnet
Okra – Tecolote
Sprouts or Peas

So I’m making:

Creamy butternut squash and apple soup

Eggplant-pepper tomato sauce – Will serve over grilled chicken and pasta. Use chives here if you don’t get basil – it’ll taste fine.

Okra sauteed with peas and lemon or lime juice – I did this tonight with black-eyed peas and it was great. Either lemon or lime juice would work here.

Citrus-grilled shrimp over greens – I like this recipe because you can make a lot of substitutions depending on what you get. Add sprouts if you get them, and use lemon juice instead of lime juice if that’s what you have. Basil or chives would work, too. The cucumbers would be good here, and any extras you have can go in lunch salads for the week.

Local Box Meal Plan: Aug. 9-13

This week, we are getting:

Okra – Tecolote
Bibb Lettuce- Bluebonnet
Cucumbers – Acadian
Limes – G&S Groves
Texas Peppers – Various
Peaches – Caskey
Chives – Tecolote
Blueberries – Berry Best

So, I am making:

Stuffed squash blossoms – Stuff with goat cheese, dip in egg and cornmeal, and pan fry until browned. Outstanding. I’ll post an actual recipe this weekend (my box comes on Friday).

Blueberry-peach smoothies – Will make a great breakfast.

Okra succotash – Top with chopped chives.

Curried barley and shrimp salad

Leftover cucumber, peppers, and lettuce will go into salads for the week.

Local Box Meal Plan: May 17-21

We get blackberries this week! Along with:

Salad mix — My Father’s Farm
Red Swiss chard — Acadian
Red radishes — My Father’s Farm
Sweet corn — J&B Farms
Red or gold beets — Ringger
Red romaine or escarole — Tecolote
Parsley or garlic chives — Tecolote
Carrots — Acadian or Ringger

So, I am making:

Blackberry limeade
Sauteed Swiss chard and corn — It’s hard to find lemon thyme, so just use regular thyme instead.
If I get garlic chives: Pork With Garlic Chives in Lettuce Cups
Italian Wedding Soup — Garnished with chopped parsley.

And a few salads:
Tossed romaine and orange salad
Roasted beet salad with cocoa vinaigrette