Sunday, August 5, 2012

Finding Inspiration in Foods You Love: Summer Salsas

As mentioned in my last post, the plan for this week's box was Mexican food, an all time favorite of mine. Mapping the produce in your CSA share to favorite cuisines is a great way to find inspiration and to really enjoy yourself ... and your food.

This week's box contained:
  • Bull's Blood Beet Greens
  • Celery
  • Summer Squash (zucchini)
  • Chantenay Carrots
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Monica Tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Strawberries
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
For dinner last night we had fish and veggie tacos with chips, fresh tomato salsa and tomatillo salsa verde, all of which completely consumed the tomatoes and tomatillos. It also made a large dent in the jalapeños and zucchini as well as the sweet peppers from last week and the red onions from the week of July 18th.

The left over salsas made for an excellent omelet today. As for the remaining ingredients, here's what's planned:

  • Strawberries - frozen for smoothies
  • Celery, carrots, and onions (from previous weeks) - mirepoix as base for a big batch of lentil soup 
  • Beet greens - added to lentil soup
  • Red leaf lettuce - salad to serve along side the soup

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