Sunday, July 8, 2012

CSA #2- Fritatta and Cucumber Salad

Mmm...awesome week!

We got:

sweet onions
red potatoes
yellow squash

We got so many blueberries that I am going to flash-freeze some of them on a cookie sheet and then put them into a ziploc.  We try to keep bags of frozen fruits on hand for smoothies, syrups, sauces and mixed drinks :)  We try to get them in season (and on sale).  Usually we have a bag of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches.  We also keep similar bags of frozen veggies and one bag labeled "SOUP" where we put leftover veggies that we don't have enough of to save, but don't want to waste...a few green beans, corn, some peas we didn't get around to eating.  It makes it very easy to make up a quick soup...but not on a 100 degree day!

For lunch we made a yellow squash fritatta, and added in a sauteed sweet onion.  It was very good- it has a bit of parmesan in there that makes it quite tasty.  Will definitely make it again.  Even Beatrice got in on the lunch, devouring her first eggs (though hers were not as fancy as ours- just plain scrambled eggs).  Add a bit of toast and a fruit salad and we call that a good lunch for a 100 degree day.  No more turning on the oven today!

Another recipe we made this week is our take on cucumber salad.  We love the salad that always comes with your meal at a Thai restaurant. It is very cooling on a hot day, and a good way to use up all those cucumbers starting to come off the vine.  Here is our very easy version of it.  It is our own recipe, synthesized from a few recipes and our experience.

Cucumber Salad

Julienne or finely slice 3 cucumbers.  Toss with a pinch of salt and let them drain for 15 minutes.  While they drain, mix together the following:

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup honey
2 TBL crunchy peanut butter
2-3 red chilis, diced (or fewer if you don't like spice)

pour this dressing over the cucumbers.  Top with crushed peanuts or sesame seeds if you have some on hand.  


**we forgot to take a picture, so thank you Google Images for this lovely looking cucumber salad!**

1 comment:

  1. Mmm that looks yummy! We love our CSA and enjoy trying out new recipes with the goodies we get. :)


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