At long last Mother Nature remembered that variety is the spice of life. Fortunately the good folks at Abbondanza are in tune with Ms. Nature and thus this week’s veggie box had a HUGE variety of early summer vegetables. Good thing, as our creative skills were wearing thin after a few weeks of mostly leafy greens… This week we got, among other things:
Fava Beans (Where’s the Chianti?!)
MaryBeth took on the challenge of planning a menu for this bounty. With a pile of cookbooks at hand (Think she hit the books as hard in Grad school? Hmmm.) she was able to pull together quite a show of culinary variety. This week’s menu ought to be interesting, and certainly more diverse than usual. And thus commences the weekly challenge to consume all of the veggies from our box before the next box arrives!
Pasta salad with leftover salmon, feta cheese, fava beans, chopped tomato, green onion, and beet leaves
SUNDAY (Sidewalk Cafe)
Scallion Pancakes, courtesy of Home & Cooking
Crispy Kale (Kale tossed with Olive Oil and roasted at 425 deg.)
Beet Soup w/ Orange Creme Fraiche (Fields of Greens)
Pizza w/ fresh mozzarella, onion, fresh tomato, mushrooms, and sausage
If all goes according to plan, we shouldn’t have too much left from by the time we pick up next week’s box on Thursday. If the plan fails, we can always use the juicer to make something other than Margaritas.