What’s in the Box? has officially left its twenties and is celebrating its 30th post! Which means I have gushed over at least 300 fruits and veggies over the past 7 months and shared a ton of recipes. And now you are joining me in the fun. We had 47 links last week! A record high :) Thank you for continuing to link up week after week. I appreciate your support in helping create an online CSA community. I can’t get enough of your delicious dishes.
And now on to the great reveal…
Freaking Rainier Cherries people!!! The most delicious gems I have ever tasted. They are worth their weight in gold. The bag barely made it through the picture taking. They were gone immediately afterwards. An entire pound, gone in seconds. SO delicious!
Am I the only one that has never seen yellow zucchini’s before? I mean, I have seen yellow squash, but not yellow zucchini. Cool! After the success of the Turkey Burgers from the last delivery of zucchini, I think we might have to enjoy another round. Complete with homemade Zucchini Fries of course.
And since I seem to be in the mood to revisit favorite recipes, I will probably make another batch of Pork Chops and Snap Peas with Mint Julep Sauce. Those mixed potatoes will be perfect to round out the meal. And I just happen to have some heavy whipping cream stored in the fridge along with tons of butter. Potatoes never tasted so good :)
For the lone leek I am looking forward to attempting my first quiche. A friend gave me one of their favorite recipes and I can’t wait to give it a try. What’s cool about quiches is that you can eat them for breakfast or lunch (or dinner). I like the idea of enjoying a slice with a side salad. By the looks of the head of romaine, there will be LOTS of side salads in my future.
The pluots will become a delicious dessert (which I promised last week). But now that I have a house full of pluots, I can’t help but get busy. I even purchased a small carton of ice cream to compliment my sweet treat. It’s going to be amazing :)
I’m not planning on any fancy fate for the broccoli and spinach. I love to enjoy both quite simply. The broccoli will be steamed, the spinach sautéed. They make for great side dishes.
And finally, the oranges will either end up in some fresh squeezed juice or in Freddie’s belly. Now that he is riding his bike to work, he usually grabs one for a pre-ride snack.
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipes, tops or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to hearing your responses :)