Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

Farm Box Day

Today’s farm box told a story of the Mediterranean, with lots of summer squash, basil, breathtaking tomatoes, rainbow chard, gorgeous long French radishes, and vivid green beans. There was a lovely selection of fruit: honey crisp apples, Valencia oranges, plums and Oro Blanco grapefruit. When I saw all of that end of summer bounty, I went straight to Italy and France, then took a small detour to Asia. I rack up quite a few frequent flyer points in the comfort of my own kitchen.

My goal? Get all of my cooking done today while it’s all vibrantly farm fresh, then kick my heels up over the weekend. It was easy to do with the inspiration of the Mediterranean flavors, now I can’t wait to dig in to these dishes:

Chicken Provencal with Tomatoes, Green Beans, Roasted Lemons and Olives

Citrus Cilantro Quinoa Salad with Grilled Strip Steak and Asian Flavors/Asian Pickled Cucumbers and French Radishes

Summer Minestrone Soup

Farm Box Veggie Lasagna with Fresh Herb Ricotta

I’ll be posting a few recipes and photos after I come back from my relaxing weekend, so please come check them out!