Daily Archives: June 9, 2013

Farm Box Day

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Here’s what came in my Tanaka Farms CSA Box this week: Maui sweet onions/ carrots/red and golden beets/zucchini/ gourmet globe squash/sun drop summer squash/celery/oregano/ cilantro/ basil/ red sweet peppers/Oro Blanco grapefruit/Brussels sprouts/new garlic/ Valencia oranges/

We made four delicious meals for our Farm Box Families:

Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Chile

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Citrus (Orange & Grapefruit) Oregano Glaze WITH Wild Rice, Celery, Brussels Sprouts, Beets & Sundried Tomatoes

Vegetable Enchiladas with Cotijo Cheese, Handmade Tomatillo & Jalapeno Salsa

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Basil Pesto Sauce and Fresh Mozzerella Cheese

Hope you made some yummy dishes with your farm box this week!

Zucchini, Maui Onion and Carrot

zucchini a scapeceFresh, zesty and deeply flavored, this side dish is your perfect summer side dish to meat, chicken and fish pulled off the grill.

Zucchini, Maui Onion and Carrot a Scapece
Serves 4

1/3 cup olive oil
1 large Maui onion, peeled and cut into wedges
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
10 medium carrots (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
5 large zucchini (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2″ rounds
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Heat 1/3 cup oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions and garlic, then add the carrots, cooking until golden. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, then add the onions and garlic back in, along with the basil and mint leaves over. Drizzle the vinegar over the vegetable mixture and toss gently to coat, cooking for an addtional 3-5 minutes to glaze the vegetables. Serve immediately or chill overnight in the refridgerator, serving at room tempurature. Serve with grilled bread, meat, fish or chicken.