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This post is part of the series CSA/Farmer's Market
Other posts in this series:
How Do I Use These Greens?
The CSA/Farmer’s Market Posts are back! I took a couple weeks off from posting while we went on some weekend trips, but we picked up another delicious, mid-summer share this week. Let’s see what CSA recipes are in store for our family dinners this week.
This Week’s Bag of Produce & Protein
Sesame Snap Peas are a perfect side dish, particularly with a stir-fry or Asian inspired meal.
Refrigerator Pickles are one of those things I’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten around to. This week, I’m going to try this recipe from Pinch and Swirl.
I’m not sure if beets are something I acquired a taste for in adulthood or if I only recently became brave enough to try them. If you’ve never had them, try this:
Simple Beet Feta Salad
- Place a bed of arugula on a plate.
- Top with sliced, roasted beets, feta, mandarin orange segments (canned is perfect), and red onion slices
- You can drizzle your favorite vinaigrette on top, or simply squeeze the juice from a lemon or orange over the salad.
We have a berry obsession in our house and these were spoken for the moment they were pulled from the bag. This time of year, berries are the #1 snack in our house and my kids just wash and eat them as fast as I bring them in the house. One of my favorite ways to eat berries is in a simple berry salad. For simpler, no cook recipes, get your Summer Hygge Recipe Printable here.
We’ve reached that point in the season where there is A LOT of zucchini popping up. While I’m still loving zucchini noodles, I think we’re ready for zucchini bread. I browsed Pinterest looking for inspiration to make something other than the standard fare and came across this Snickerdoodle Zucchini Bread recipe on Southern Plate. I cannot wait to try this one later in the week and will definitely let you know how this turns out.
We spent the weekend repainting our kitchen, so I quickly threw together a Chicken Pasta Salad, so we’d have something ready in the fridge for lunch on Sunday. I substituted this Candy Onion for the red onion and it was equally yummy.
In my opinion, there is only one way to prepare a Whole Chicken…and this is my go-to recipe anytime I find myself in the possession of one.
Look for the Crispy Italian Potatoes recipe later this week. Cooked in a cast iron, these are always a hit in our house.
Easy Ways to Add Organic Food to Your Diet
Belonging to a CSA or visiting your local Farmer’s Market is a great way to incorporate locally grown, usually organic produce into your meals. And, as I hope you are gathering from this series, there are so many ways to turn this produce into interesting, yummy, creations!