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Another week, another basket! Bi-weekly shares were definitely the best plan for us - the weeks zoom by in between baskets and sometimes we haven't even used up all of the items! The hardest part of last weeks basket were the mushrooms, cucumber and garlic scape. In all honesty we had know idea what the scape even was until I received the Plan B Organics newsletter in my inbox. We just assumed it to be some crazy onion, which it pretty much is. We used it the same way you would garlic or green onions by chopping it up and throwing it in sauces or soups. Unfortunately the mushrooms were a forgotten item. I'm not really a fan of mushrooms and Mom is used to sautéing them with onions for steak, so it will take some recipe research (and branching out on my part) for us to find some other uses. The cucumber is another vegetable we're not crazy about but not opposed to either. Anybody out there have some cucumber recipes that aren't salad? Thankfully, the next couple weeks will give us another chance to try them out, here is what's in our basket:
Vegetable Half Share
1 garlic bulb, 1 English Cucumber, 1 bag of spring salad mix, 1 bunch of red Russian kale, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 4 tomatoes, 1 large bag of sugar snap peas, 1 bag of shitake mushrooms, 3 zucchinis, 7 potatoes.
1 punnet of strawberries, 1 bunch of white grapes, 5 royal gala apples.
Instead of stuffed peppers why not try these zucchini boats using the garlic and tomatoes.
Keep things simple with these sautéed sugar snap peas.
Step away from the green smoothie and bring on the pasta with this kale pesto.
This shitake mushroom brown rice will certainly jazz things up a bit.
After this week's heatwave, nothing sounds better than a white grape sorbet.