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Summer Food Box - July 27

2021 Summer Food Box  - Week 5!

Scroll down to get a sneek peek at some of the beautiful produce that will be in your kitchen next week! 

 

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*HALF PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 7 of the 9 products featured below!

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Organic Chard from Hearts and Roots.

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Organic Red Tropeana Onion from Hearts and Roots

Incredibly sweet red variety -- also known as "Italy's Red Queen".
Though using this one for a mirepoix or soffrito base might be somewhat of a waste of its incredible sweetness and raw palatability, IT'S YOUR LIFE! Use it how you want! If you go that route, I'd suggest trying this specific soup, built around this onion.
Works well grilled, salt-baked, roasted, or, in true Tropean fashion sliced razor thin and served raw in oil, in proper Tropean fashion slice it razor thin and serve with oil and bread. Cryssi has worked up an amazing, summery caramleized onion and tomato galette if you're feeling decadent! Check it out here!

Organic Alisa Craig Spanish Onion from Hearts and Roots

I mean, I don't know if this one even needs instructions or how I could sufficiently follow up "Italy's Red Queen" with any sufficient description. Sweet, organic local onions -- mix them into that galette, or if you're feeling adventurous, try a jam!

Organic Garlic Scapes from Blue Lagoon Organics

Subtle, sweet and somewhat of a lightly-garlic-flavoured asparagus in overall sensation, these can be fried into exotic tempura, sauteed and added to a side, or blended into a delicious pesto! Their garlic flavour settles down slightly when cooked, giving way to their sweetness.

Spray-free Sorrel from Twin River Farms

Citrusy and a bit spicy. Somewhere between an herb and a leafy green, mixing in some sorrel can spruce up an otherwise bland salad easily. Sub this into a sandwich or serve alongside any cut of fish. Sorrel also has anti-inflammatory properties that target the respiratory tract!

Spray-free Green Head Lettuce from Neva Farms

Sweet and tender! This leafy lettuce adds a crisp freshness to salads or sandwiches without much water content! 

Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. 
Arguable the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Spray-free Red Kale from Jonathan Farms

Rich, earthy and full of minerals. Kale is familiar to most! The red variety gets its colour from the presence of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant and lycopene. Check out this recipe for Kale and Garlic Scape Pesto for some inspiration, or use as you would any green kale!


Spray-free Kohlrabi from Jonathan Farms

Available in purple and green varieties, this brassica may seem intimidating if you've never worked with it before. Feat not! Getting to its crisp, juicy core is a fairly simple task even for new knife-wielders (check out our Instagram TV for a quick tutorial!) We just worked out some great recipes with Kohlrabi on the blog, so if you're still stuck on how to eat it after peeling, check these out! Or just snack on it raw!
P.S. The greens are edible and delicious, too!

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*FULL PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 10 of the 12 products featured below!

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Organic Chard from Hearts and Roots.

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Organic Red Tropeana Onion from Hearts and Roots

Incredibly sweet red variety -- also known as "Italy's Red Queen".
Though using this one for a mirepoix or soffrito base might be somewhat of a waste of its incredible sweetness and raw palatability, IT'S YOUR LIFE! Use it how you want! If you go that route, I'd suggest trying this specific soup, built around this onion.
Works well grilled, salt-baked, roasted, or, in true Tropean fashion sliced razor thin and served raw in oil, in proper Tropean fashion slice it razor thin and serve with oil and bread. Cryssi has worked up an amazing, summery caramleized onion and tomato galette if you're feeling decadent! Check it out here!

Organic Alisa Craig Spanish Onion from Hearts and Roots

I mean, I don't know if this one even needs instructions or how I could sufficiently follow up "Italy's Red Queen" with any sufficient description. Sweet, organic local onions -- mix them into that galette, or if you're feeling adventurous, try a jam!

Organic Garlic Scapes from Blue Lagoon Organics

Subtle, sweet and somewhat of a lightly-garlic-flavoured asparagus in overall sensation, these can be fried into exotic tempura, sauteed and added to a side, or blended into a delicious pesto! Their garlic flavour settles down slightly when cooked, giving way to their sweetness.

Organic Parsley from Blue Lagoon Organics 

Fresh and lightly peppery, parsley plays nicely in cocktails, atop buttery potatoes and torn or chopped over just about any fat-rich meat!

Treating the parsley much like a bunch of flowers will keep it fresh longer. Trim the stems slightly, and without washing place the bundle in a container filled with about 1 inch of water

Spray-free Sorrel from Twin River Farms

Citrusy and a bit spicy. Somewhere between an herb and a leafy green, mixing in some sorrel can spruce up an otherwise bland salad easily. Sub this into a sandwich or serve alongside any cut of fish. Sorrel also has anti-inflammatory properties that target the respiratory tract!

Spray-free Butter Lettuce from Neva Farms

Tender, sweet and mild flavour with lower water content than romaine or large leaf lettuce, mostly due to a lack of ribs. Great for salad rolls or wrapping burgers, this stuff is top shelf as far as lettuce goes. These are alive and complete with roots when you get them! You can try regrowing this head after you're done, if you harvest it just right!  

Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. 
Arguable the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Spray-free Red Kale from Jonathan Farms

Rich, earthy and full of minerals. Kale is familiar to most! The red variety gets its colour from the presence of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant and lycopene. Check out this recipe for Kale and Garlic Scape Pesto for some inspiration, or use as you would any green kale!

Spray-free Kohlrabi from Jonathan Farms

Available in purple and green varieties, this brassica may seem intimidating if you've never worked with it before. Feat not! Getting to its crisp, juicy core is a fairly simple task even for new knife-wielders (check out our Instagram TV for a quick tutorial!) We just worked out some great recipes with Kohlrabi on the blog, so if you're still stuck on how to eat it after peeling, check these out! Or just snack on it raw!
P.S. The greens are edible and delicious, too!

Spray-free Turnips from Johnathan Farms

Part of the brassica family, these are no stranger to most supermarkets here in Winnipeg, yet many have never ever cooked with them! They can sub in for a variety of vegetables in your current favourites: gratin or mashed in place of potato is a staple, pickled or served raw on a crudite platter for a little more zing, or try incorporating them into a matignon alongside your favourite braised or roasted meat, where they'll happily soak up the flavour!

Spray-free Orange Carrots from Jonathan Farms

Sweet, tender and fresh -- did you know the greens are an excellent source of nutrition and EASY to turn into a delicious dish all on their own? Check out Cryssi's Carrot Greens: 3 ways, on the recipe blog for your own inspiration! 

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*GOURMET PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 11 of the 13 products featured below!

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Organic Red New Potatoes from Oak Valley Organics

I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Jumping potatoes are the go-to method/recipe of the summer (and forever). Simple, one-pot, and easy to incorporate ANY herb you like. Our recipe at the top of this blog post uses summer savoury, but try it with whatever you'd like! (Carrot greens might be a nice play, too!)

 

Organic Chard from Hearts and Roots.

Chard lies somewhere between spinach and kale in the 'greens spectrum' -- not as earthy or tough as kale, not as tender as spinach. This green is extremely versatile -- it can be sauteed, eaten raw in salad, and is delicious grilled over charcoal or on a regular grill.

Organic Papalo from Hearts and Roots

This Mexican herb is old, and widely used across the state of Puebla. Substitute almost anywhere you might typically use cilantro -- but use sparingly -- a little goes a long way! 

Organic Green Beans from Hearts and Roots

This legume is a summer essential. Tender, slightly sweet and perfect for pickling, par-boiling (even grilling!).
Check out Cryssi's recipes here for some flavour inspiration

Organic Red Tropeana Onion from Hearts and Roots

Incredibly sweet red variety -- also known as "Italy's Red Queen".
Though using this one for a mirepoix or soffrito base might be somewhat of a waste of its incredible sweetness and raw palatability, IT'S YOUR LIFE! Use it how you want! If you go that route, I'd suggest trying this specific soup, built around this onion.
Works well grilled, salt-baked, roasted, or, in true Tropean fashion sliced razor thin and served raw in oil, in proper Tropean fashion slice it razor thin and serve with oil and bread. Cryssi has worked up an amazing, summery caramleized onion and tomato galette if you're feeling decadent! Check it out here!

Organic Alisa Craig Spanish Onion from Hearts and Roots

I mean, I don't know if this one even needs instructions or how I could sufficiently follow up "Italy's Red Queen" with any sufficient description. Sweet, organic local onions -- mix them into that galette, or if you're feeling adventurous, try a jam!

Organic Garlic Scapes from Blue Lagoon Organics

Subtle, sweet and somewhat of a lightly-garlic-flavoured asparagus in overall sensation, these can be fried into exotic tempura, sauteed and added to a side, or blended into a delicious pesto! Their garlic flavour settles down slightly when cooked, giving way to their sweetness.

Organic Summer Savoury from Blue Lagoon Organics

A characteristic ingredient in herbes de Provence, summer savoury has popular followings and uses all over the world. In Atlantic Canada, it takes the place of sage in many dishes. It has a rich earthiness, reminsicent of rosemary but with more sweetness and fresh zest. Will work well into any poultry, pork or duck seasoning. And, if you STILL haven't tried Cryssi's Jumping Potatoes, the original blog recipe with summer savoury can be found here!

Spray-free Sorrel from Twin River Farms

Citrusy and a bit spicy. Somewhere between an herb and a leafy green, mixing in some sorrel can spruce up an otherwise bland salad easily. Sub this into a sandwich or serve alongside any cut of fish. Sorrel also has anti-inflammatory properties that target the respiratory tract!

Spray-free Butter Lettuce from Neva Farms

Tender, sweet and mild flavour with lower water content than romaine or large leaf lettuce, mostly due to a lack of ribs. Great for salad rolls or wrapping burgers, this stuff is top shelf as far as lettuce goes. These are alive and complete with roots when you get them! You can try regrowing this head after you're done, if you harvest it just right!  

Spray-free Beefsteak Tomatoes from Greenland gardens

One of the largest varieties of tomato! These are sweet and meaty. 
Arguable the ultimate BLT tomato, they're also great for slicing up into a "flattened" caprese!

Spray-free Red Kale from Jonathan Farms

 

Spray-free Turnips from Johnathan Farms

Part of the brassica family, these are no stranger to most supermarkets here in Winnipeg, yet many have never ever cooked with them! They can sub in for a variety of vegetables in your current favourites: gratin or mashed in place of potato is a staple, pickled or served raw on a crudite platter for a little more zing, or try incorporating them into a matignon alongside your favourite braised or roasted meat, where they'll happily soak up the flavour!

Spray-free Orange Carrots from Jonathan Farms

Sweet, tender and fresh -- did you know the greens are an excellent source of nutrition and EASY to turn into a delicious dish all on their own? Check out Cryssi's Carrot Greens: 3 ways, on the recipe blog for your own inspiration!