Dena’s Tips 8/5/11


Here are a few tips from Dena for this week’s share:

Well, the ginger is apparently on a slow boat from Hawaii and should be here for next week’s share. Also, we were expecting baby watermelons and instead received a couple of other sweet varieties. These melons will still be tasty in the melon salad recipe with feta, red onion, mint or basil and lime juice. Mother Nature can always be counted on for surprises…


Other tips for this week’s bounty – 
If you cannot eat up all your summer squash, steam, puree and freeze it. Squash puree has a lot of uses including as a base for soup or curry. It adds body to either. – For a green curry out of this week’s share, add coconut milk to squash puree, green curry paste, garlic, onions, and simmer green beans and chard.


Escarole is a bitter Italian green. Mix with cucumbers and tomatoes, toss with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, add freshly ground pepper. There is a traditional Italian soup made with Italian sausage, white beans, garlic, onions, and basil. Add chopped escarole during the last 15 minutes of cooking.


Enjoy these beautiful veggies!



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