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Week 4 CSA Recipes — Blueberries! Mmmmm!

Moore Family Blueberries coming your way! Photo by Agriberry.
Moore Family Blueberries coming your way! Photo by Agriberry.

HI members, we received an unexpected email from Agriberry about blueberries, hence they are in the shares this week! We are very excited about this, and almost don’t miss strawberries.

Produce

  • blueberries – if you get past eating them just as they are, into to making something, try  these no-bake blueberry cheesecake bars from Mark Bittman
  • beets – here  is a gorgeous grilled beet salad with arugula, chevre and nuts. Grilling the beets brings out the sweetness in them.
  • endive – grill it and top it with arugula and cheese. yum.
  • red kale – here’s a  raw kale salad with pine nuts, shaved parm and lemon. You could sub any kind of nut, or leave them out too. I would use the goat cheese here also.
  • baby fennel – Fennel is one of my favorites. I was introduced to it many years ago by Cindy Savoia, who now owns Dish Osteria and Bar at a house party with friends.  I watched as she swiftly made a classic Italian apertif – she shaved fennel thin with a mandoline, a few  turns of EVOO, a squeeze of lemon juice, and  a dash of salt. Turn to mix.  It was that simple. You can use  any type of citrus, I especially love blood oranges or nectarines, and slice up a few pieces to add sweetness. I also love to grill it.
  • fresh garlic – My favorite is to shave it thin,  and add to any salad, vegetable or  other dish. You don’t have to cook it.
  • totsoi – We loved this last week. So delicious. Sautee with olive  oil, and dress with a squeeze of  lemon or vinegar. and season to taste.
  • dill – goes beautifully with beets – chop some fresh and sprinkle on top. You can also roast  your beets, and  dress  with  with a fresh dill vinaigrette, Bobby Flay does a nice one.
  • arugula – I love arugula and goat cheese on my pizza, especially if it’s grilled. (there  is a grill theme here.
  • swiss chard – Chard, Ricotta and Saffron Cakes with Micro Greens from Deborah Madison
  • collards – collard green salad from Eating Bird Food; I love this blog post about collards from a fellow northerner in the south.
  • maybe peas …. not sure if this is happening
  • mushroom – Lion’s Mane — These are little sponges for butter and sauce. Here’s a recipe where they taste like lobster.

 

Meat

  • Morning Glory whole broiler chicken
  • Polyface breakfast links – everybody’s favorite…

Butter- Unfortunately there is no butter this week, so we will be swapping out with Goats R Us Chevre. You can also swap for another dairy item, or take a credit. If you want the credit, let us know!  We hope to be back to normal with butter by next week. Thank you for your patience

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Slow Cooker Tomato Stuffed Bell Peppers

Wondering what to do with all those tomatoes and bell peppers you harvested from your garden or found in your CSA box? Here’s a simple recipe adapted from one of our regular customers. Thanks for the idea, Kenya!

Slow Cooker Tomato Stuffed Bell Peppers 

Ingredients
6 Bell peppers
Bunch basil, finely chopped
1 cup chicken/veggie broth
4 ounces cheese, grated
5 medium tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Quinoa/Couscous, cooked

Directions

Remove tops, membranes and seeds from peppers. In a medium bowl, mix together garlic, basil, pre-cooked quinoa/couscous, onion, cheese, and tomatoes. Pour broth in the bottom of the slow cooker and place peppers with the filled sides up in the cooker. Top with ground black pepper and more cheese.

Cook for three to three and half hours on high in a slow cooker or 6 to six and half hours on low in a slow cooker.