Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tantre Farm Share, week 10

Top row: 1 quart yukon gold potatoes, swiss chard, green pepper, carrots, lettuce, garlic, eggplant, two (huge) stems of basil
Bottom row: sumer squash, red russian kale, beets, cucumbers, onion, shishito peppers
not pictured: 1 quart red new potatoes 

Menu plan:

  • Tonight I'm going to make a vegetable stew (sort of like a ratatouille but without tomatoes) with eggplant, basil, onion, garlic, a couple of shishito peppers and the big summer squash, maybe a couple of potatoes too if I feel like making it thicker. I'll grate some pecorino over it at the end and serve with baguette. I wish I had some good marinated olives to go with it, but I'm too lazy to go out to the store today.
  • Pasta with a kale/fresh rosemary/garlic/walnut/feta sauce
  • One cucumber will be diced and mixed into drained plain yogurt with some crushed garlic, salt and pepper. I can eat this by the bowlful on its own but will probably make some of Fiona's favorite lamb patties to go with it, make a simple beet vinaigrette salad and serve it all with fresh pita.
  • Some of the potatoes, the three small summer squash and some basil will go into this gratin. I made a half-sized recipe of this with some of the extra squash last week and Brian and I almost licked the pan out. I'll probably just saute up the chard with garlic as a side dish and make some sort of simple meat protein (chicken breasts or pork tenderloin) to serve with it.
  • Brian is off on a work trip for most of the week so that calls for one cucumber to go into a single girl's rice bowl (while I make something bland and boring for the critters).
  • Lettuce, carrotscucumber and green pepper will become basic salad. If we're in need of a main course I might boil up some potatoes, hard cook and egg or two and open a can of tuna in olive oil and make it into a big main course salad.
  • I haven't decided what to do with the other shishito peppers yet. 


Melanie said...

Ugh, we got okra this week. Thanks for the gratin recipe, I'll try it with our yellow squash.

Kate said...

Hey Melanie--I have a recipe for a good Indian okra and potato dish. I haven't made it in a while since I don't get okra often) but I remember thinking it was really tasty and not slimy at all. Let me know if you'd like the recipe!

Sun Runner said...

As soon as I saw "eggplant" on the board, I thought. "Pasta all Norma!"

And that's exactly what I made for dinner last night. Mmmmm.