There is quite an assortment this week!
We have three types of cucumbers, two types of green beans, and two types of carrots. I love all the colors that make looking at them fun and aesthetically pleasing, and they all taste great to boot!
There are two types of zucchini – costata romanesco (striped) and raven (deep solid green). There are three types of summer squash - traditional yellow crookneck which is a saffron, the yellow and green tipped is a zephyr, and a pale green oblong summer squash called cousa magda ( a Lebonese zucchini) . Finally, there are also three colors of turnips - red globe, white and purple topped.
Three-Squash Pasta and Veggie Medley
3T. olive oil
3 kinds of squash, cut into cube size
1/2 onion, small slices
4 cloves of garlic, sliced or minced
1 red pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
6 basil leaves scissor cut strips
1 carrot cut into long thin 2-inch sticks
3 T. Veggie Grill (dehydrated onions, garlic, paprika, red pepper,etc.)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 package linguine, fettucine or other spaghetti, broken into thirds before boiling
shredded parmesan cheese
In large shallow pan, heat oil; add the cubed squash, onions and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add carrots, basil, and red pepper. Sprinkle and mix in the veggie grill spices, and walnuts; continue cooking covered for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender but still crunchy and bright.
Add Salt & Pepper as desired.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta.
Serve in pasta bowls. Add 1/3 cup of veggies to pasta. Mix lightly and top off with parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty bread and green salad. Yummy.
Inside your basket this week:
· Mesclun Mix
· Provider Green Beans
· Royal Burgandy Beans
· Sugarsnax Carrots
· Purple Haze Carrots
· Straight 8 Cucumber
· Lemon Cucumber
· English Cucumber
· Turnips – purple top/white
· Bright Lights Swiss Chard
· Summer Squash