Monthly Archives: June 2010

Salad Nicoise

I was really happy with this recipe. It’s a perfect hot weather dinner, while still having some substance to it. It’d be even easier to put together if you cooked the beans, potato and/or egg ahead of time.

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CSA Challenge: Sage

Ok, so things weren’t too weird in the CSA this week. More garlic scapes, lots of mustard greens (which I’ve already asked you guys about), basil/oregano, lots of salad greens, and some good looking eggplants. So I think I’m going to make this week’s CSA challenge sage, since we got a sage plant in the CSA as well, and I’ve already got two in the garden, so I’m going to be sage-tastic this year.

What do you do with sage? I use it in roast chicken, blueberry sage cocktails, stews, stuffings, white beans, fall pasta dishes, saltimbocca…what’s a good summery sage dish that doesn’t require a lot of oven use?

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Mmm, this was delicious. I basically incorporated the main ingredients of a Greek salad with couscous. We served this with spicy grilled chicken thighs and grilled wild mushrooms. I love grilling.

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Lemon Chicken

This was one of our favorite meals in recent memory. I made it close to a month ago and never updated the web site, so let’s hope my recollection of the recipe is accurate.

This was a great way to use up leftover chicken parts (I’ve been in the habit of buying whole chickens lately), and John particularly liked the mix of white meat and dark meat.

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Pea Crostini

Got the crostini idea from Joy’s blog, though I adapted the ingredients to what I had on hand. Nice and sweet. Thinner bread would have been better, but we didn’t have a baguette.

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Pork Summer Salad

CSA Meal #2. Ingredients used: Garlic scapes, basil (in both dishes), salad greens. Pictured with pea crostini, which I’ll post in a separate entry.

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Herbed chicken thighs w/ garlic scape potatoes

First CSA meal was a rousing success! Ingredients used: bok choy, garlic scapes, fresh oregano and fresh basil. Delicious. Served this with bok choy sauteed with sesame oil and black bean sauce.

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