Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Whole Lotta Love"

Hidden Villa
June, 23, 2009

Swiss Chard
Red Butterhead and Butter Crunch Lettuce
Spring Red Onion
Giant Pattypan squash

From last week's box
New Potatoes (Yukon? and Purple)
Greens (Collards, I believe)
Spring Red Onion and Garlic

From the garden
Golden and Green Zucchini

This week the family is out of town so I get the full box to use for my family. Plus what I found from last week's box and a week's worth of garden surplus, we have more veggies than our family could possible eat! We invited Michelle and Sean over for what I've dubbed "Vegetable Extravaganza." I'd like to make it a weekly routine.

Tuesday: Corn, squash and red onion "toss toss", Basil Pesto, pasta and peas, Roasted new potatoes
and carrots, Sauteed Spinach, Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion.

Wednesday: Greens with bacon and cider vinegar, Zucchini and Basil Pesto gratin (my take on Michelle's).

The corn and squash was a big hit. Here's what I did...

Corn, Squash and Red Onion "Toss Toss"
Toss Toss is what I call a quickly sauteed dish of mixed items.

  • Corn, slice kernals off the cob, use back of knife to scrape off the milk and kernal bits
  • Squash, large dice
  • Red Onion, small dice
  • Garlic, mince
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil. Add squash giving it a few minutes head start (depending on the size of dice). Add corn. Season with salt and pepper. Toss, toss.
This dish was good as is, all the fresh vegetable flavors came through. It would benefit from fresh herbs such as basil, thyme or even mint. Tomatoes would make a nice addition as well.

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