This week’s share was much the same as last week’s – it will probably continue this way until the weather changes. (Come on sun – it’s almost July here!)
This week I was excited to open our bag and find kale! Kale is a big favorite in my household because my husband absolutely loves Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. We eat out more than we should, but we eat at Olive Garden very rarely. However, I found this great recipe for the soup, and with a few alterations it becomes a fantastically nourishing meal – I substitute homemade chicken bone broth or stock for bouillon cubes, whole raw milk for heavy cream, and make sure to used pastured bacon and sausage.
It’s a great winter soup – there is kale available late into the fall and it starts showing up as soon as the markets open in the spring (this year I’ll be trying to grow my own!), potatoes store well, and we keep a stock of the sausage in the freezer. I honestly wouldn’t have imagined I’d still be eating it in late June! That’s ok by me though .
Mint (many herbs, choice was ours)
One (1!) strawberry. Hah!
We ended up with a lot of leftovers from family and derby shenanigans over the weekend, so there’s lots of eating of those to come. Otherwise…
- Zuppa Toscana!
- Roast lamb with asparagus and beets (not a repeat, we didn’t end up eating it last week)
- Burrito bowls with veggies
- Salad with veggies & quinoa
- Baked oatmeal and strawberries
I’ll probably also try a shredded beet salad. Anyone have a good recipe? Not anticipating any co-op or farmers market supplementary purchases this week – the fridge is packed full!
What’s in your box or garden this week? What’s on your menu?