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Local Box Meal Plan: June 13-17

Don’t you love the abundance of fruit in the summer? I dug up some great recipes to make the best of it this week.

Peaches – Caskey Orchards 
Blueberries – Berry Best
Assorted Summer Squash – Massey Farm
Basil – My Father’s Farm 
Mango – G&S Groves 
Valley Girl Tomatoes – My Father’s Farm  
Juliette Tomatoes – Hillside Farm 
Summer Peas – Just Peachy Farm
Spring Onions – Acadian Family Farm 

Tortellini-walnut salad – Combine cooked cheese tortellini with chopped tomatoes, red onions, basil, and toasted walnuts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil for an easy, filling summer salad.

Quinoa with peas, grilled zucchini, and cumin – Use your summer peas in place of the chickpeas. This would make a great side dish to grilled chicken or pork.

Mango-peach sangria – What an awesome summer drink. If you don’t do alcohol, I imagine this would be tasty with Sprite instead of the wine.

Blueberry-chipotle chutney – I first made this sauce years ago, and still think of it as one of the best sauces I’ve ever cooked up. It has a great blend of sweetness and spiciness, and goes wonderfully with grilled summer meats. I haven’t tried it with grilled tofu, but I bet that would be awesome, too.

Chicken and tomato skillet dinner – I love one-dish meals, and this one looks pretty fast and easy.

– Stephanie

Local Box Meal Plan: April 11-15

Are you excited about the mint plant you’re getting this week? It’ll do great planted in a flower bed or garden, but be warned that it can be invasive. A good solution is to plant it in a large pot.

Sugar Snap Peas – Animal Farm
Red Chard – Acadian Family Farm
Baby Summer Squash – Fruitful Farm
Spinach – Tecolote Farm
Heirloom Green Garlic – Green Gate Farms
Mint Plant – My Father’s Farm
Escarole – Tecolote Farm
Mango – G&S Groves
Kale – Texas Natural
Oranges – G&S Groves

Orange-mango chicken – Juice your oranges to make the tasty sauce for this chicken.

Ribollita – This soup is a favorite of mine, not only because it’s good but because it’s versatile. Use your kale and chard here, and toss in diced summer squash to replace the carrots. I’m leaving out the olives, but if you’re an olive lover I’m sure they’ll be great in this recipe.

Sauteed snap peas and green garlic – A simple side dish.

Sausage, escarole, and white bean ragout – Use a mix of escarole and spinach (the spinach balances out the escarole’s somewhat bitter flavor), and use veggie sausage for a vegetarian version.

– Stephanie

Local Box Meal Plan: June 7-11

Lots of items this week! We are getting:

Carrots – Ringger
Mango – G&S
Green bell peppers – My Father’s Farm
Blue potatoes -Home Sweet Farm
Basil – Ringger
Peaches -Caskey Orchards
Fennel – Bar W
Cucumber – Acadian
Swiss chard – Acadian
Corn – Acadian
Onions – My Father’s Farm
Green tomatoes – Ringger

So, I am making:

Blue potato honey mustard salad
Grilled steak and peach salad with creamy blue cheese dressing
Green and red tomato and corn soup
Mango-cucumber salad
Pasta with chard, braised fennel, and grape tomatoes

As for the carrots, I’m just going to roast and chill them to toss in salads throughout the week.

Local Box Meal Plan: May 31-June 4

We get a new fruit this week: plums from My Father’s Farm! In addition to:

  • Blackberries from Naegelin or Oak Hill Farms
  • Beets from Ringger
  • Mangoes from G&S Groves
  • Green beans from Acadian
  • Miniature plums from My Father’s Farm
  • Basil from Ringger
  • Cherry tomatoes from Naegelin
  • Green bell peppers from My Father’s Farm
  • Red spring onions from My Father’s Farm
  • Squash (looks like acorn, possibly) from Acadian

So, I am making:

Beet-feta tart

Chicken-and-Brie Sandwiches with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes — I’m adding sliced basil to this and omitting the mayo, because you know how I loathe it.

Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums

Garlic Pepper Chicken with Mango Green Bean Salad — I’m going to add thinly sliced red spring onion to the garlic and pepper in the first step.

Southwestern stuffed acorn squash — Try adding veggie “meat” crumbles instead of the sausage for a vegetarian dish, and sub green bell pepper for the red.

Lime Yogurt Cake with Blackberry Sauce

Lime Yogurt Cake with Blackberry Sauce

Local Box Meal Plan – May 24-28

We get TWO kinds of fruit this week, which makes me cheer — peaches from Lundgren and mangoes from G&S, in addition to:

Romaine — Wiley Farms
Green beans — Acadian
Radicchio — Tecolote
Carrots — Acadian
Broccoli greens — Montecino
Elephant garlic
Yellow onions — Ringger
Red or Yukon gold potatoes — Oak Hill Farms

So, I will be making:

Grilled lettuces — No, seriously. Radicchio is fairly bitter, and what do I always say to do to tame bitter veggies? Cook ’em! This recipe is fast and awesome. One thing though — make grilled lettuces to order. They do not reheat well.

Crockpot pot roast braised with onions, carrots, chopped broccoli greens, and potatoes — I’ll be adding the veggies to this recipe. Nothing like coming home from work to a house that smells like heaven, thanks to dinner cooking unattended while you were out.

Dijon green beans

Vanilla-poached peaches — Depending on how many peaches we get, I’ll probably make this minty bulgur wheat and peach salad, too.

Grilled corn with mango-habanero butter — I tend to prefer mango as an accompaniment rather than the star of the meal, but if you love mango, this mango pie with crystallized ginger is fantastic.