Friday, July 10, 2009

Recipes from Farm Share # 2

So, 2 tuesdays ago we got our second farmshare from Mike and Rachel. Again we got a great bundle of veggies. This time it included:

  • Summer Squash
  • Asparagus
  • Dillweed
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce (Red and Green Leaf)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Brocoli
  • Onions
  • Chinese Cabbage
Again it was a challenge to come up with different meals using these ingredients. A second challenge we gave ourselves was to use up ingredients we've had sitting around for a while.
Here are three different meals we came up with for that week.

#1: Feta and Dill Stuffed Pork Chops with Sauteed Swiss Chard and Corn on the Cob

This one doesn't require much of an explanation. It was very delicious. Steve cooked the chops for a few minutes in a pan then stuffed them with the feta and dill and baked them. The chard was sauteed in oil and the corn on the cob was boiled. A very yummy meal.

#2 Pork Stir Fry with Salad

o0OO0oThis meal was assembled out of a wh0le bunch of random things I had left on hand toward the end of the week. We had had some Japanese noodles in our cupboard leftover from a different meal from a long while ago, so I threw them in this to use them up. From the farmshare, I used up the Chinese cabbage that we had gotten. I poured some sauce over top made up of soy sauce and red wine vinegar and brown sugar and stuff. It was good. Some of it burned to the bottom of the wok because it was too big for the pan! Uh-0h.o0OO0o

#3 Some sort of Orzo-Feta Salad

This was very tasty,and the only time Caly has enjoyed 0rz0 so far. This used up a lot of the parsley and dill from the farmshare, which was good because I don't know many recipes with dill. Making it is pretty easy: Cook the orzo and then stir everything up into it. It had a bunch of olive oil too, which was yummy. ALSO, I just remembered, it had green olives in it. "Yumm-o!"--Rachel Ray



Anonymous said...

Is the corn on the cob local? We don't have any yet. How goes the farm share stuff - has it been worth it?