What’s in the Box? #33

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday.  We just got back from watching the fireworks.  What a sight!  It’s amazing what they can do nowadays.  So many beautiful colors and shapes.  I love the ones that sparkle.  It reminds me of fairy dust.  Harper was really into the fireworks too!  She kept saying “whoa”, and “pretty”.  She was slightly startled by the loud noises but for the most part was pointing and clapping.

I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with our weekly CSA link party.  Last week we had 51 participants, which seems to be appropriate for the holiday since our flag has 50 stars…and then one for good luck :)  I am blown away by all of the creative ways to use zucchini!  We had Stuffed Zucchini, Spaghetti with Zucchini Ribbons, Avocado Zucchini Bread and more!  Such a versatile veggie…I mean, fruit!  Keep the recipes coming :)  This party gets more and more fun every week!  Thank you for continuing to link up and share all of your wonderful ideas.

And now onto my holiday in a box :)

Everything you need for a backyard bbq…minus the meat :)  Let’s start with the corn, a household favorite.  Fresh, summer sweet corn is the best.  We love throwing it on the grill…crunchy and delicious.  We have plans to cook them up tomorrow as a side dish for our Turkey Burgers (a special request from Freddie).  Those eight-ball zucchini squashes will work great in the recipe.  And for what is left over, as you can see from up above, I have more than enough recipes to choose from  :)  I’m thinking about serving the burgers “protein style”.  Wrapping them up in that crispy romaine lettuce will work perfectly!

The peaches might cause a problem this week.  Freddie is begging me to make a peach cobbler but I can’t bear to part with them.  They are my most favorite afternoon snack.  So juicy and sweet.  I’ll look around and see if any recipe tickles my fancy…otherwise, the cobbler might have to wait.

I’m excited about that orange honeydew melon.  It’s a cross between a Cantaloupe and a honeydew.  Talk about refreshing!  I love chopping up my melon and storing it in the fridge for a quick snack.  Although, I have been known to eat the entire thing in one snacking session.  With melon this delicious, it’s hard not to.  Cucumbers also make for a great summer snack.  I love to dip them in hummus or a batch of my spinach dip.

Don’t mean to be on turkey overload, but when I saw the spinach, all I could think about were these meatballs.  They are super delicious, filling and are great served with a side of quinoa.  I love how they are a practically no fuss recipe.  And I can use those lovely purple onions and fresh garlic too.

Now it’s the time you have all been waiting for.  The announcement for the giveaway winner.  Drum roll please…Congratulations to Sarah from Running at Disney.  I will be in touch with you for more information soon so Conscious Box can get your goodies sent to you right away.   Thank you to the rest of the participants.  You are all awesome and I wish everyone could be a winner.  Hope to offer more giveaways in the near future, so stay tuned!

Your turn:  What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown?  Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share?  Looking forward to reading your responses :)

Linking up for the first time?  Click here for more info…and Welcome!  PS:  Don’t forget to tell your readers about the party by linking back to this post.  Thanks!


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44 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? #33

  1. scrumptious says:

    Now that I have a CSA subscription again, I can finally join your box party! Yay!

  2. Beth says:

    I’m with you on that one… the first fresh peaches should just be eaten… make the cobbler with the next batch! And I’ll be checking out some of those zucchini links!

  3. Liz says:

    Yummy! I didn’t get on the computer until today, so I’ve linked my last post to this week’s box! Love them peaches!

  4. Nikki B says:

    This is fun! Although… I have to say I’m not much of a recipe person. I don’t really cook – I just put things in a pan or in the oven till they’re done! Of course, eating local food means it tastes amazing all by itself, so I usually do ok! :D

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  7. Lynn says:

    Your box looks great! Love the spinach dip recipe – thanks, for sharing! :)

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  10. sarahdelaney says:

    What fun! I’m in. Love that my pitiful attempt at finding things to do w/ zucchini can be solved here. :)

  11. adelewayah says:

    Hi link-up friends. In case you guys haven’t heard about it there is a FREE real food conference online this week, 3 lectures a day and they are pre-recorded so you can watch them anytime in that 24 hour timeframe. Some good information so far on the WHY of eating real (and local) foods. http://realfoodsummit.com/

  12. Mmmmm! Looks fabulous! Especially the peaches, man, I sure don’t blame you for not wanting to part with them!

    Here’s mine for the week: http://creativemetaphor.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/csa-week-3/ I think a good portion of your box could be made into fresh summer rolls or just chopped up into a fabulous fruit salad! And of course, one of my summer favorites: cucumber water. Slices of cucumber in water. It’s that simple!

    • inherchucks says:

      I LOVE cucumber water. But I always feel guilty when I make it at home because then the cucumbers go to waste…thoughts?

      • Put a few slices in your glass, eat them while you drink the water. Problem solved! :)

      • Okay, thought about it today, here’s my list of things to do to justify making cucumber water without wasting the cucumber:

        1 Eat the cucumber slices as you drink the water.
        2 Puree the cucumber before putting it in the water. Mix well before pouring.
        3 After making cucumber water, take out the cucumber and add to a blender with honeydew melon and mint leaves, puree into a smoothie consistency and put in popcicle molds.
        4 After making cucumber water, take out the cucumber and mix with watermelon and ice for a light slushie
        5 Puree cucumber and add to mojito mix.
        6 Any combination, substitution, revision, or addition to the above

        :)

      • inherchucks says:

        GREAT ideas! Will start on this immediately :)

  13. Hi InHerChucks… thanks for the invite xox Here’s a great recipe that we made using the ingredient from our box – Hope you all enjoy!! http://almostrawvegan.com/2012/07/08/broccoli-orange-almond-quinoa-salad/

  14. Miya says:

    Hi there, thanks so much for commenting on my CSA post! I joined the link-up party (I think… a little new to this). I love the rainbow colors your box has :-)

  15. rlcioffi1982 says:

    No recipes just yet (although fresh raw beets and carrots make delicious salads!), but we did make some bread to go with our veggies! http://cenabisbene.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/bread-and-vegetables/

  16. heidi says:

    I added my eggplant curry. Thanks for reminding me to join your link party.

  17. Thanks for inviting me to the link party! Love your blog

  18. Jen says:

    All linked up (finally)!

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  20. I’ve linked up for the first time. Hello from An Organic Wife!

  21. bekatobasics says:

    Thanks for the invite! I just linked up :) I’m excited to see what everyone else linked too!

    • inherchucks says:

      Each week gets more and more exciting! I have gotten so many amazing ideas from the participants :) I’m grateful for the community that is forming here! Thanks for being a part of it :)

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  24. KellyKelly says:

    I always forget this part of the link-up. ;) This week’s box is filled with veggies despite the drought in southern WI!

    http://vegga.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/whats-in-the-box-summer-2012-csa-week-two-2/

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