What’s in the Box? Recipe Roundup #14

What's in the Box?

After over 2 months of vacation, Harper and I are finally back to reality.  It feels nice to unpack our bags, hang up our clothes and put our toiletries back in the medicine cabinet.  But lots has happened since we first left for Ireland back in June.  While we were gone, Freddie got another new job.  Which means yet another move for us (which, if you’re still keeping track is 12 moves in 8 years…with 3 of those moves happening in the last 8 months).  As much as we had hoped they would, things just didn’t work out for us in San Louis Obispo.  But as they say, when one door closes, another one opens, and Freddie’s new opportunity is even better than his last.  So while Harper and I were visiting friends and family all over the globe, Freddie was busy packing up our new home up north and moving us south to good ol’ Orange County.

Luckily, I am no stranger to this area.  I have aunts, uncles and cousins who live in Orange County and so I guess you can say I have grown up coming to visit here.  It’s just so much bigger than what we have become accustomed to after living in Santa Barbara for the past 3 years.  But there is nothing better than being close to family, so we are very grateful for that.

And of course, I couldn’t approve of the move until I found a CSA.  And my new one sounds awesome!  I just didn’t submit my subscription in time to get a box this week, so next Tuesday I will be picking up a box and can’t wait to share it with you all.

But in the meantime, let’s check out the links from last week.  I am loving the rooty, tooty, fresh and fruity flavors that are coming our way…Pizza with Raspberries, Pasta with Peaches, and Quinoa with Cranberries (and pineapple mint!).  Get’s me more excited than it should.  But, as we all know, I have a weakness for fruit.  Which is why I have decided to share my favorite summer fruit recipes this week.


Raspberry Chicken

Raspberry Chicken with Homemade Rice Pilaf - In Her Chucks

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake - In Her Chucks

Lime Pistachio Squares

Lime Squares with Pistacio Graham-Cracker Crust - In Her Chucks

Lemon Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea - In Her Chucks

Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate your CSA fruits into simple and delicious meals?  Looking forward to drooling over your ideas.  

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9 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? Recipe Roundup #14

  1. Aunt Rosemary says:

    They all look so good. Can hardly wait to try them all. XOXOGG

  2. Heather,
    I appreciate and admire your positive attitude. When you’re in the middle of it, all you can do is take Dory’s advice and ‘just keep swimming’! I’m glad you’ve got your CSA for your new home all set up. That helps!
    I’m most envious of your lemon iced tea, because as soon as I stop procrastinating I’m going into the kitchen to can tomatoes and salsa verde, and it’s already hot here and will only get hotter once the vats of boiling water get steaming.

    Today, though, I’m linking up more fruit. I’ve got a moody muffin photo (eh, change of pace) for Plum and Whey-soaked Oat muffins (use buttermilk if you have no whey–no way, get it? I need to get into the kitchen, pardon my punchiness). I’ve also got a pair of peach pizzas.
    I’m on a quest to make vegetable appetizers that are not afterthoughts on an appetizer table, so I started a pinterest board for awesome veggie apps and snacks, and I’m sharing yet another vegetable appetizer–my Layered Summer Vegetable appetizer. I’ve made it with freshly chopped vegetables, with grilled vegetables, and with preserved vegetables and it’s just good no matter how I do it.

    Thanks for hosting!

    • Casey says:

      Yay to vegetable appetizers, I can’t wait to check out your pinterest board!

    • inherchucks says:

      Thanks for your kind words Kirsten. I am definitely in Dory mode at this point…have to be. Got my eye on the prize…veggies ;)

      Your links this week look totally awesome…but then again, when are they not.

      Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  3. Casey says:

    I agree with Kirsten, I can’t believe how calm you sound about the move again. I am glad to hear you already found a box though! I have linked up two uses of Swiss Chard Pesto which is a fun way to make sure you don’t waste any of your CSA greens. I think I will have some lemon ice tea over the long weekend as I try to play catch up around the house and get a head start on organizing life for fall.

    • inherchucks says:

      Thanks for your support Casey. All the transition hasn’t been easy, but the way I look at it, I have a choice in how I react, and I would much rather have a positive attitude than pout around with a negative one. Makes living life a whole lot easier ;)

      Swiss Chard Pesto sounds rockin! Can’t wait to check it out :) Thanks for sharing and linking up…

  4. Lucy says:

    That lemon iced tea looks just about perfect right now

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