Eat more vegetables.
Theme: And Polenta Of It!
We're getting a nice pantry staple this week: POLENTA. The Italian cooks in the crowd are probably pretty psyched to see this cornmeal classic. It's super easy to make and incredibly versatile. 1 cup polenta to 4 cups of water - you can always add more water if it's not creamy enough. What's perfect for summer is making polenta in the morning, keeping it in the fridge all day, then slicing up some squares for the grill. There are polenta of ways to prepare it (had to!) below. 

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  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better (and look better, too). NY Times
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.

Blueberries A sweet, simple snack. Add to salads! Donio Farm (FAM)
Storage: Keep in the fridge up to 5 days. Keep very dry. 
Blueberry Muffins—When adding frozen blueberries to batter, lightly coat with flour or corn starch before they thaw.
Blueberry French Toast
Blueberry Honey Sauce
Polenta is a really simple and quick side dish or vehicle for any of your sauces, vinaigrettes, and pestos. Slowly add the polenta to boiling water, stirring continuously until it starts to thicken to avoid any lumps. Serve on its own hot and topped with butter, or cool it for a couple hours on a GREASED sheet tray, cut into strips, squares, or cakes, and reheat on the grill or deep-fry. Wild Hive (CO)
Storage: In an airtight container in the pantry. 
Basic Polenta
reamy Polenta w/ Meat Ragu
olenta w/ Mushrooms & Gorgonzola
rilled Polenta
ried Polenta Dippers
Slicing Cucumbers Slice cucumbers thinly and toss with vinegar, olive oil, shallots and salt & pepper for a beautiful, cool summer dish. Add in chives, dill or parsley. Sheppard Farm (FAM) 
Storage: Up to a week in the crisper. 
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Cucumber and Mint Salad
Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cucumber Avocado Salsa
Cucumber Noodles and Peanut Sauce
Herby Cucumber Salad
Green Beans These cook in under 10 minutes. Add lemon, garlic and butter. Easy. Do not wash until ready to use. You can freeze green beans—blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water for 3 minutes, drain, drop in a plastic bag and into the freezer they go. Cassaday Farm (FAM)
Storage: Up to a week in the crisper OR blanch and freeze.
Blue Cheese Walnut Green Beans
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Braised Green Beans and Summer Vegetables
Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans FAN FAVORITE
Herbed Green Beans with Feta
Pesto Green Beans and Tomatoes
Summer Green Bean Salad
Rainbow Carrots A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can't go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids. WE'RE NOT KIDDING! Try this soup asap. Dagele Brothers Farm (IPM)
Storage: Up to two weeks in the fridge.
Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Honey-glazed Carrots
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries
Fennel Similar in flavor to anise, fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet. Popular in Mediterranean cuisine, though often associated with Italian and Indian cooking. Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
Storage: Up to a week in the crisper. 
Fennel, Celery & Pomegranate Salad
Roasted Fennel w/ Parmesan
FAMILY ONLY Candy Onions are sweeter, milder onions, though not quite as tooth-achey as their name implies. Top your Fourth of July burgers with 'em or eat them by themselves. Too delicious. Trauger Farm (FAM)
STANDARD & SMALL ONLY Bunched Onions Tastes great thinly sliced with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, olive oil and lemon. Kilpatrick Family Farm (CO)
Storage: A few weeks in the pantry. 
Grilled Mixed Peppers and Onions
Balsamic Grilled Onions
Caramelized OnionsA basic method if you haven't done it before. If you don't just eat them straight from the pan, here are some ways to use the results: 
Spinach and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Caramelized Onion Quiche—Go ahead and cheat with a store bought crust. If you desire, add chopped spinach or kale (defrost it first) for a more nutritious pie. 
Caramelized Onion and Penne Pasta—Caramelized onions make a fine sauce for pasta and of course you can always add things like bacon or your frozen beans/kale/peas to liven up this dish.
Zucchini Blossoms A delicate Italian favorite, courgettes are most often fried. Also abundant in Mexico - flores de calabaza. Rexcroft Farm (IPM)
Storage: Like all edible flowers, use as soon as possible. 
Fried Zucchini Blossoms
Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms - or watch Giada make them 
Squash Blossom Quesadillas 
Baked Eggs w/ Zucchini Blossoms

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Lemon Balm, Spearmint & Peppermint Sparrowbush Farm (OG) 
  • Fruit: Blueberries Donio Farm (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Moonlight Chaource Chaseholm Chasm/Amazing Real Live Food Co. the most decadent & delicious chevre in the world
  • Bread: Semolina Loaf Bread & Honey Bakery
  • Pasta: Plain Fettuccine Knoll Krest Storage: Use within a week refrigerated, or freeze for 1 month.

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  • OG - Organically Grown (farm uses organic methods but does not have certification).
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management (methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers).
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