Thursday, June 26, 2008

Final Order for June 27th

Please bring your blue bags with you when you come for pick up and donate clean plastic bags for our use.  Pick up times are between 3 and 5 PM.  Contact your host if you need to schedule a later pick up.  Thank you!  Please keep in mind that substitutions will sometimes occur due to pricing and availability.  We look forward to seeing you!
Regular Share:
bok choy
red leaf lettuce
red romaine lettuce (Redlands and Coral Gables only)
green onions
Russet potatoes
red peppers (Redlands and Coral Gables only)
zucchini squash
red cherry tomatoes
Group 2 gets green grapes to replace the bananas from last order.
Fruit share:
seedless flame grapes
Valencia oranges
sugarbaby watermelon
packham pears (Redlands only)
Speical Order:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Check out these Recipes!

Broccoli-Leek Soup (from Diana Woods)
3 Tbsp. butter 1-2 leeks, sliced with greens
2 Tbsp. flour 2 C. milk or half-n-half
2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 C. broccoli crowns, diced
4 C. chicken stock 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
In a large saucepan, melt butter.  Add garlic.  Saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add flour.  Mix over medium heat until absorbed into butter mixture.  Stir in chicken broth with wire wisk.  Add leeks.  Heat over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring often.  Add milk and broccoli.  Heat just to a simmer.  Stir in basil.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve and enjoy!  This is great with a slice of crusty bread.
(Cyndi's tip on preparing leeks:  chop in ½ inch slices, then rinse in colander, move to bowl, cover with water and let soak for a few minutes.  Rinse again.  Leeks are excellent sauted and added to any soup recipe or stir fry.  Our family has also enjoyed sauted leeks on pizza with other toppings such as chicken and feta cheese.)
Delicata Squash and Roasted Mushrooms with Thyme  (from our friends at SFOPBC)
Of all the rich and succulent squash varieties, delicata, with its long and uniformly narrow shape, is the easiest to work with.  And its thin, pale-golden skin with green striations is more than just pretty – it's edible, too!
4 Tbsp. coconut expeller pressed oil (or sub. with favorite cooking oil)
2 cloves fresh garlic, sliced
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme (or 1 Tsp. dry)
½ Tsp. sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 delicata squash (3 med.), halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut crosswise into ½ in. slices
1 lb. approx. fresh Cremini mushrooms, sliced
Stir together oil, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Toss squash with 2 Tbsp. thyme oil in a shallow baking pan (1/2 to 1 in. deep) and arrange in 1 layer.  Toss mushrooms with remaining ¼ cup thyme oil in another shallow baking pan (1/2 to 1 in. deep) and arrange in 1 layer.  Roast squash and mushrooms, stirring occasionally and switching position of pans halfway through roasting, until vegetables are tender and liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated, 25 to 30 minutes.
Cook's note:
Squash can be sliced 1 day ahead and chilled in a sealed plastic bag.  
(Cyndi's tip: serve this with roasted chicken and garlic green beans for the perfect meal…   good enough for any holiday or family gathering!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

All Groups Final Order for Friday, June 13

Please remember that you may swap any item you do not want with something on the bonus table! Don't forget to bring your blue bags back with you and any clean, reusable plastic bags and remember the new pick up time is from 3 to 5 pm.

Cauliflower (or choice of extra broccoli)
Alfalfa Sprouts (Redlands gets choice with Crunchy Sprouts)
Green Leaf Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce (Redlands & Coral Gables only)
Cremini Mushrooms
Red Potatoes
Delicata Squash
Mangoes (LARGE! local)
Cantaloupe (Redlands only)
Blueberries (replaces missing bananas from last time)
Coral Gables group gets double share of blueberries

Fruit Share Redlands:
Nectarines OR Kiwi
Honeydew Melon
Pluots (plum/apricot cross)
Lychees (local)

Fruit Share Coral Gables
Honeydew Melon