Tag Archives: Swiss chard

Local Box Meal Plan: Feb. 22-26

This week, we’re getting sweet potatoes; broccoli from Farm Patch; yellow onion and swiss chard or spinach from Naegelin; Meyer lemons from G&S Groves; salad pack with dill, cilantro, and mixed radishes from My Father’s Farm; crimini mushrooms from Kitchen Pride; and spring onions from Acadian.

So I’m making:

  • Broccoli and mushroom casserole with onion (without a cream of whatever soup! Blech!) with sweet potato biscuits (recipe to come in the Greenling box)
  • Gouda and spinach-stuffed pork chops (recipe to come in the Greenling box)
  • Lemon and chili fresh pasta (we ended up getting oranges, not lemons last time, so I’m anxious to try this)
  • Green salad with cilantro, radish and green onions

Local Box Meal Plan: Feb. 1-5

This week, we’re getting broccoli, swiss chard, and red spring onion from Acadian Family Farm; grapefruit from G&S Groves; radish and beets from My Father’s Farm; sweet potatoes from Naegelin; carrots from Martinez Farm; cilantro and arugula.

So I’m making:

For the Super Bowl:


  • Swiss chard with bacon
  • Arugula salad with chilled beets and goat cheese (one of my favorite combos!)

Local Box Meal Plan for May 18-22

Hi all! Woman With a Whisk here. I’ve been a huge¬†supporter of Greenling and their Local Boxes for a few months now, and I’ve been blogging how I’ve cooked out of my Local Boxes since then. Hopefully, I can share some interesting ways to use the produce that comes to us each week, and I expect to learn new things from you also!

Each week, I’ve been making a meal plan to figure out how best to use the Local Box contents. I find that without planning, it’s hard to use some of the more esoteric items before they spoil. Besides, I get a huge kick trying to use as many local ingredients/Local Box produce as possible in one meal. Don’t we all?

So without further ado, this week’s meal plan. In the current Local Box: blackberries, golden zucchini, green beans, dandelion greens, carrots, red spring onion, mangoes, beets, and red potatoes. Where I’m using recipes, I’ll link to them. Otherwise, the recipes are either in my head (waiting to be blogged!) or are common enough that you may have your own.

This week, I’m planning on making:


  • Blackberry pancakes (though this verrine would make a wonderful dessert for a special occasion or dinner party)


  • Zucchini cakes
  • Sauteed green beans tossed with soy sauce and sesame oil
  • Roasted red potatoes with rosemary


  • Dandelion greens salad with roasted beets, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette (I’ll roast the beets and potatoes in the same pan the night before, then peel and cut up the beets when they’re cool for lunch the following day)


  • Slow-cooker goat stew (made just like a basic beef stew) with carrots and red onions
  • Ginger chicken stir-fry with mango chutney and red onion tops

If my husband would go anywhere near it (he hates mussels), I would make mussels with dandelion greens and linguini for dinner. Mmmmm. This recipe uses beer instead of white wine, which is an interesting twist on the usual.

Edited on 5/19: The Local Box video for this week is on Facebook here (you don’t need to be a Facebook member to check it out!). Turns out that we’re not getting red potatoes, but we are getting broccoli and swiss chard or red leaf lettuce. I’ll still roast the broccoli with the beets, and maybe wilt the swiss chard or use the lettuce to make lettuce wraps (since I’d also like to make dumplings this week!). Have fun!

Local Box Lookout, week of 04.20.2009

Here’s what to expect in this week’s Local Box:

  • Swiss chard
  • cabbage
  • herbs
  • mushrooms
  • spring onion
  • garlic scapes
  • carrots
  • zucchini
  • turnips
  • berries

Pasta Pasta

imgp7088The recipe for spaghetti and swiss chard with garlic chips caught our eye when we first saw it in the Thanksgiving 2008 issue of Gourmet. With a substitution of green onions for onion, it was a great means for eating out of our Local Box, since it also incorporated two weeks’ worth of Swiss chard. We also substituted Barilla Plus linguine for the spaghetti. This pasta has a bit more body – and lots more nutritive value, too.

How did you eat last week’s Local Box Swiss chard?

Local Box Lookout, week of 04.06.2009

Here’s what to expect from next week’s Local Box. Remember you can still order up a Local Box until Saturday – and possibly later, depending on your zip code. Check out Greenling.com for details.

  • lettuce
  • herbs
  • tomato
  • French carrots
  • strawberries
  • spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • spring onions
  • radishes
  • arugula

Local Box Lookout, week of 03.30.2009

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

  • green lettuce
  • green garlic
  • collard greens
  • purple kohlrabi
  • strawberries
  • spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • spring leeks
  • microgreens
  • cilantro

Remember, you can still order next week’s Local Box through today (and possibly later, depending on your zip code). Enter your zip code at www.greenling.com to get started!