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The Box Meal Plan

Every market day, we seek out recipes to make it easy for you to use all the items in the box. We recommend looking through previous posts if you don't like this week's recipes.
Posted 6/9/2012 11:54am by Bill Pastellak.

 

 Blueberry Basil Cooler

-Blueberry & basil are a wonderful combination and both are abundantly available this time of year. Throw some local key limes & honey in the mix and you have yourself a refreshing summer spritzer.

Tomato Jam

-This recipe switches it up little bit, taking the traditionally savory tomato and turning it into a sweet, spreadable jam.


Peach Tarragon Pesto Pizza

-The pizza lover that I am, I could not help but include this recipe in the meal plan. The recipe will take a while, but so what when you have something that sounds as good as this. I recommend picking up fresh pizza dough at Whole Foods to save time, though the homemade stuff comes out great and is easy to make.

Zucchini and Summer Squash Chips

-Zucchini & summer squash have a delicate, sweet flavor, but unfortunately they are about 95% water and when eaten raw pretty much taste like nothing. This recipe gets rid of all that excess moisture and complements the squash with some flavorful herbs & cheese.

Posted 6/5/2012 6:41pm by Bill Pastellak.

 

-Heirloom Tomato, Pepper, and Cucumber Salad 

-Simple summer salad featuring heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and green bell peppers. Perfect for these steamy summer days.

Classic Caponata

-The eggplant dish is full of summer flavors and goes great as an appetizer on toast points or crackers.


Peach Tarragon Pesto Pizza

-The pizza lover that I am, I could not help but include this recipe in the meal plan. The recipe will take a while, but so what when you have something that sounds as good as this. I recommend picking up fresh pizza dough at Whole Foods to save time, though the homemade stuff comes out great and is easy to make.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

-What's better than fresh hot cinnamon rolls? Fresh, hot cinnamon rolls with BLUEBERRIES!! Believe it or not, cinnamon & blueberries complement one another perfectly and take this tasty breakfast pastry to the next level.

Posted 6/2/2012 5:29pm by Bill Pastellak.

 

Cantaloupe with Tarragon 

-Don't be afraid to add a few savory flavors to your favorite summer fruits. This simple cantaloupe salad uses tarragon and freshly cracked pepper & salt to change the flavor profile of the cantaloupe altogether.

Classic Caponata

-The eggplant dish is full of summer flavors and goes great as an appetizer on toast points or crackers.


 Cucumber Mojito

-The Eat Local Challenge is upon us and for those still looking to enjoy some local libations, here is a recipe that is sure to please. Make sure to use Old New Orleans Rum to keep it all local!

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

-What's better than fresh hot cinnamon rolls? Fresh, hot cinnamon rolls with BLUEBERRIES!! Believe it or not, cinnamon & blueberries complement one another perfectly and take this tasty breakfast pastry to the next level.

Posted 5/28/2012 12:26pm by Bill Pastellak.

 


Stone Fruit Preserves

-The shelf life of a good peach, plum, or nectarine is incredibly short. They go from just right to a pile of mush in no time flat. This recipe makes sure your stone fruits don't go to waste by giving you great refrigerator preserves that are great on toast, pancakes, or dolloped on some yogurt.

Peach Blueberry Cobbler

-Forget healthy dishes, this is what peaches & blueberries are made for. Toss on a scoop of high quality vanilla ice cream (better yet, go get a pint of gelato from La Divina Gelateria) and this is heaven.


Ratatouille

-Ratatouille is a classic french dish which really amounts to nothing more than a roasted vegetable dish. Substitute green peppers for the red peppers called for in this recipe.

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta Salad

-The cherry tomatoes in the box are already sweet as sugar, so roasting them takes them to the next level. Add in some salty kalamata olives and a squeeze of lemon dish and you got yourself a dish.

Posted 5/21/2012 8:30am by Bill Pastellak.

 

 Blueberry Cornbread

-Blueberry season is now upon us and with it, full pints of blueberry in the box. Blueberry, corn, & honey are a wonderful trio, so it only makes sense to whip em up into a delicious baked good.

Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad

-Simple, seasonal, and tasty, this recipe would make a great pairing with lamb burgers from our free-range ground lamb from Two Run Farms.


 Strawberry Vinaigrette

-Store bought dressing pales in comparison to what you can make at home and it costs a fraction of the price. To make this recipe even better, add a healthy dose of quality fresh cracked pepper to the dressing. Strawberries & black pepper are a surprisingly wonderful combo.

 Cucumber Water

-To call this a recipe would be a bit of a stretch, but it doesn't change the fact that it is quite possibly the most refreshing drink ever. The recipe says 2-3 slices, but feel free to use much more if you like the cucumber flavor. With a half a cucumber, you can refill 4-5 times before the flavor starts to dissipate.

Posted 5/15/2012 1:50pm by Bill Pastellak.


Blueberry Peach Salsa

-Blueberry & peaches are a great combo for a variety of dessert dishes, but they also work well for savory dishes. Use this salsa for chips or as a topping for grilled chicken. If you don't have Aleppo pepper, mix equal parts paprika & cayenne as a substitute.

Strawberry Syrup

-Strawberries are almost done for the year, so this recipe ensures you will have some strawberry flavor for at least a little while longer. The corn syrup (not high fructose) called for in this recipe is the Karo syrup found at all grocery stores. Use this for your kid's strawberry milk or as a topping for pancakes.


 Pickled Eggs & Onions

-Strong flavors abound in this recipe, but pickled eggs and onions are a wonderful delicacy for those that can handle it. Like all recipes we post, these pickles don't require canning.

 Cucumber Water

-To call this a recipe would be a bit of a stretch, but it doesn't change the fact that it is quite possibly the most refreshing drink ever. The recipe says 2-3 slices, but feel free to use much more if you like the cucumber flavor. With a half a cucumber, you can refill 4-5 times before the flavor starts to dissipate.

Posted 5/13/2012 11:33am by Bill Pastellak.

 

Blueberry Peach Salsa

-Blueberry & peaches are a great combo for a variety of dessert dishes, but they also work well for savory dishes. Use this salsa for chips or as a topping for grilled chicken. If you don't have Aleppo pepper, mix equal parts paprika & cayenne as a substitute.

Strawberry Syrup

-Strawberries are almost done for the year, so this recipe ensures you will have some strawberry flavor for at least a little while longer. The corn syrup (not high fructose) called for in this recipe is the Karo syrup found at all grocery stores. Use this for your kid's strawberry milk or as a topping for pancakes.


Leek Salad

-I'll take leeks any day over the other alliums (garlic, onions, shallots). Their flavor is well-rounded and doesn't overpower dishes like garlic or onion. This Mediterranean salad is perfect fit for the summer produce in the box.

 Roasted Beet Ice Cream

-You'll need an ice cream maker for this one, but I guarantee its worth it. This recipe comes from Jenni's Splendid Ice Creams which is quite possibly the best home ice cream book ever. There's a number of expensive ice cream makers out there, but I've found this old-fashioned rock salt one to make ice cream as good as anything in stores without costing an arm and a leg.

Posted 5/8/2012 1:45pm by Bill Pastellak.

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

-My fried green tomatoes always come out rock hard and tasteless, but the author of this recipe has seemed to have that taken care off. I like to make a po-boy out these guys topped with goat cheese and remoulade sauce.

 Glazed Carrots

-This simple recipe that almost everyone has probably made is fancied up by the addition of five spice powder. Make sure to half this recipe with the amount of carrots in the box.


Blueberry-Chevre Scones

-Blueberry + Chevre + Baked Goods = Yum! Add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the dough for a slight lemon flavor that compliments the blueberries.


Summer Squash Soup with Basil

-This soup recipe takes the mild flavored summer squash and livens it up with quality vegetable stock and fresh basil.

Posted 4/30/2012 6:18pm by Bill Pastellak.


Yellow Squash and Mozzarella Quiche

-Quiche is one of those dishes I wish I made more. It's got everything you could want in a breakfast dish: cheese, veggies, eggs, and some starches (the crust). This recipe pairs thyme with the mild flavor of yellow squash (or zucchini) for a great breakfast/brunch dish.

English Cucumber Sandwiches

-Why not? Cucumbers (to me) mean either pickles or cucumber water, so I figured I'd step out on a ledge with this one. Mix up a Pimm's Cup with these sandwiches for a 100% English cocktail hour.


Sriracha Fridge Pickles

-This recipe takes advantage of the often discarded chard stems and turns them into a delish quick pickle. Not a fan of Sricacha? Try this recipe instead.


Spicy Spinach & Feta Hummus Dip

-This dip takes the great flavor combo of spinach, feta, & cumin and combines it with hummus to make a wonderful dip for all you Jazz Fest festivities.

Posted 4/28/2012 8:30am by Bill Pastellak.

 

 Blueberry Basil Vinaigrette

-Homemade salad dressing are the easiest things in the world to make and taste infinitely better than anything in stores. Toss 3-4 basil leaves in the recipes and make sure to use balsamic vinegar.

Colcannon

-Colcannon is staple in my dinner rotation thanks to its quick preparation and loads of healthy veggies. The white potatoes in the box this Saturday are a fine substitute for yukon gold potatoes.


Penne with Green Beans & Basil

-Green beans and basil are a lesser know combination, but a good one nonetheless. The bunch of basil in the box should be sufficient to make both this and the blueberry vinaigrette if so desired.


Spicy Spinach & Feta Hummus Dip

-This dip takes the great flavor combo of spinach, feta, & cumin and combines it with hummus to make a wonderful dip for all you Jazz Fest festivities.

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