Here's what's In The Box!
High Summer Salad Mix with Purple Mizuna: What a gift is salad mix in the summer! Even this hot week couldn’t knock these little lettuce plants back.
Arugula: Getting spicier and more flavorful with each harvest. Try this as a bed under fresh grilled peaches or on top of a grilled pizza. Great mixed into your salad or on its own lightly dressed and served with big shavings of parmesan.
Tomatoes: Wowza, what a year for tomatoes! You’ve got a mix of pink Brandywine and Big Rainbow slicers, Early Girl small slicers, Big Beef giant slicers, pastes in yellow, red and striped, sweet Green Zebras, Goldies and a mix of SunGold and Juliets in your cherry boxes. We’ll take the boxes back, by the way!
Eggplant: A banner year for eggplant, too! This is the year to make babaganoush on the grill, if you haven’t before. Roasting eggplant yields an unbelievably creamy and flavorful flesh.
Zucchini and Summer Squash: This may be the last week for these, but celebrate their flavor this week the way they would in Provence with Ratatouille! Or make up the amazing Zucchini Chocolate Cake recipe we have on the Farmer Kriss Pinterest Page.
Purple String Beans: First picking of these. Delish. Don’t worry, they turn green when cooked – use just like a regular string bean.
Peppers: Sweet Green and Purple Bells and Yellow Bananas, Spicy Jalapenos
Cucumber: Still going strong, still sweet and crisp. We sliced these this week and dipped them in Babaganoush.
Herb Bag: Oregano, Sage, Thyme
Mixed Kale: Now is the time to make Kale Chips!!!! We polished off a big bowl of these at lunch today in about 3 minutes. So addictive. We put several recipes up at the Farmer Kriss pinterest page, but the basic idea is: heat oven to 350. Rip up the curliest kale leaves in your bunch and spray with olive oil. Toss with salt and pepper. Bake on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes or until crispy.
All Red Potatoes: These potatoes are as good as they look. Yum! It’s a good week to make Zuppa Toscano. See the recipe at the Box 7 Recipe Blog at circlemfarm.com.
Garlic: Cured and ready to store in the pantry, should you not use it up in the next week.