After 2 months without a box…we are back in business! As much as I have enjoyed our summer travels, I have missed the routine and excitement of a local, organic and totally scrumptious box of fruits and veggies. Even though Harper and I are still in Santa Barbara house sitting, I went ahead and subscribed to a box for the next few weeks. I couldn’t come back to our old stomping grounds and not indulge in the goodness that is Plow to Porch.
I was a member of Plow to Porch for nearly 3 years. It was my first CSA experience and the inspiration for this weekly post. I am so grateful for the quality or service they provided me and I miss their bountiful hauls.
But before I reveal what I got in my box this week, I must brag about last week’s party. First of all, we had a total of 16 link ups! The most we have had in a while :) And it looks like the trend is all about peaches. Pam from Simplify and Satisfy got 4 juicy and delicious peaches in her haul (which in my house would be gobbled up within minutes). Kirsten from Farm Fresh Feasts is busy harvesting her own peaches from her backyard (lucky duck) and is busy making Peaches and Cream Muffins (to die for!). Finally, The Novice Gardener is extra fancy this week with Peach Rosette Frangipane Tartlets (almost too pretty to eat). Thanks to everyone for linking up and sharing your goodies. I love looking through your recipes each week and learning how to prepare my favorite fruits and veggies in new and creative ways :)
Now, for the moment I have been waiting for…
My very own bambino box :) Since Harper are in Santa Barbara alone while Daddy is busy working, I opted for a smaller box. It’s a lot less produce then I am used to, but with one less mouth to feed, I wanted to make sure nothing went to waste.
I was most excited for the peach. Yes, only one peach, but it’s large and is looking mighty delicious right about now. It still has to ripen up a bit, but as soon as it does, I will be devouring it all on it own.
I am also happy to see a lemon. I have been hooked on lemon water lately. With the warm weather, I find a glass of iced lemon water to be so refreshing.
The head of lettuce made a killer salad tonight to go alongside a big pot of Spaghetti Bolognese. I added some chopped tomatoes, and cucumbers along with some carrots and celery and tossed it all with a blend of half ranch, half italian dressing. So delicious!
I enjoyed a few of the tangerines as I made dinner tonight. It was the perfect little nosh :)
Apples dipped in almond butter are a favorite snack around here. Harper and I have plans to go to the zoo tomorrow afternoon and they will be great to eat on the go.
Onions are always handy to have around because pretty much every dish I cook starts out with sautéed onions. They add so much flavor to a meal, especially red onions.
I am not sure about the specifics of the peppers, but my CSA’s website suggested roasting them and then melting some Manchego cheese on top. I’m sold! Sounds absolutely delicious.
And finally, the corn. Being that this is my first batch of fresh corn of the season, I have a million recipes I am drying to try (including this one). But I think I might just have to boil it, slap some butter on it and call it a day :)
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 :)
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PS: Don’t forget to tell your readers about the party by linking back to this post and grabbing the official “What’s in the Box?” button at the bottom of my blog. Thanks!