Monday, August 15, 2011

Colorful bunch - local box 8/11

I love this list of foods - just the names of much of the stuff inspires the imagination, beautiful, colorful, rainbow....purple, canary, yellow, peach, magenta...

Yellow Peaches
Purple Basil
Aimee Canary Melon
Pickling Cucumbers
Yellow & Zucchini Squash
1015 Onions
Magenta Spreen
Butternut Squash
Summer Peas
Assorted Peppers

I got all peach inspired plus i ate so many last week that i'm going to use these to make Peach Muffins and i think even this Sweet Corn Soup w/ Peaches

Basil -

The Melon is just replacing my usual Cantaloupe for breakfast - interesting, it was described in the Greenling list as both tangy & Sweet and indeed it is

Butternut Squash - i haven't had kale in a while so want to make this Butternut Squash & Kale Salad

Magenta Spreen - so these are described as a good spinach substitute - i found THIS website with tons of recipes, none completely struck me so i may saute and add to the peas, or with a potato for a breakfast taco...maybe some raw leaves in a salad, interesting

Summer Peas - still kind of over the stewy flavors so i think i will just cook these plain and then use in salads for added protein or serve with the Butternut Kale salad to make it a meal

Peppers - i'm always stumped, will use the jalapenos just on food as i love them.  still need to research what to use the other interesting ones, will update in next post!

Cucumbers - i must admit, and i'm sure some people would think it a waste  - but my sweet Guinea Pig Drizzle loves cucumbers & i haven't them lately so a have already given him one whole one! I will eat one or two in a salad, maybe add to the Summer Peas with onion & lemon juice for a summery salad

Squash & Zucchini - i am going to try grilling these

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