Help Us Decide What to Make with This Week's CSA Share!

August  5, 2015

Have you been following along as we cook from our CSA share? This week: a whole rainbow of produce.


This week's Local Roots CSA share came today! And inside the box was a very colorful spread: We got yellow and green summer squash, white nectarines, little Sun Gold tomatoes, a cantaloupe, a fat head of rainbow chard, and two bulbs of garlic. 

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Now for the fun (and hard) part... What should we make with it all? Maybe this is the week we get around to making zucchini butter. We might turn to our melon contest for ideas on how to use the cantaloupe. The garlic and the chard are a natural match, and the chard stalks will make great hummus. Where to begin? Help us decide!

We want to hear what you would make with our CSA share! Share your ideas in the comments.

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WenJay Y. August 9, 2015
i've been making a salad with the cantaloupe, salad greens, roasted squash and cherry tomatoes with a dressing made with olive oil and sambal. the cantaloupe balances out the spice!
Nancy August 6, 2015
round up some corn & make corn-chard shakshuka
Janice W. August 5, 2015
To start - prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe slices with mint. Rainbow chard and summer squash frittata with goat cheese, oregano and garlic. Slow roasted Sun Gold tomatoes with olive oil, garlic and thyme. For dessert, sliced nectarines with whole milk yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Emily August 5, 2015
Pasta salad! Chop those veggies up, grill them, and toss them into bow tie pasta. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and you're done!

Riddley G. August 5, 2015
green pancakes (! i suggest serving with a dollop greek yogurt. maybe make a fruit salad with a dressing a la this gem: