Friday, May 8, 2009

Box Contents May 8, 2009

This week's box contains:
  • Agretti
  • Baby Red Chard
  • Green Garlic
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Zucchini
In addition to these new veggies, we have some on hand from last week and several things in the pantry that we need to work through. My challenge for the week is to feed the household without a trip to the store and without our old standby -- carry out.

I'll freeze the berries for use in breakfast smoothies. Beyond that, it will be a daily adventure! For dinner tonight, we are having Aglio e Olio. Literally translated as "garlic and oil", this traditional Italian dish consists of pasta, red pepper flakes, and -- you guessed it -- garlic and oil. I added coarsely chopped baby red chard. Here's a recipe from Emeril Lagasse to get you started:
Aglio e Olio
Emeril Lagasse, compliments of The Food Network


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta, cooked, pasta water reserved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To a heated skillet, add the oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the cooked pasta, salt and pepper and 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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