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Week 8 Chef Notes

Chef Notes Week 8

I have a ton to say this week after many weeks of travel, poor food choices and lots of processed foods. I truly believe the saying, ”You are what you eat".... because I am feeling it all over my body. Time to detox! 

If you are like me and have a busy week coming up, plan to purchase extra vegetables for a "Marathon Food Prep Day".  Many items can be blanched and frozen for an easy breakfast, lunch or dinner. How long does it take you to prepare a meal? If you take the time to prep for the week, then you can whip out some amazing, nutritious meals for your family in no time!

Tomatoes: Oven roasted or crock potato tomato sauce look for the 5# box in the farmhouse store. Puree and freeze. 

Potatoes: Dice & toss in olive oil, place in foil and on the grill over low to medium heat 30-40 minutes for a delicious camp fire treat. 

Green Beans: Steam, add to the crock pot or grilled fresh -  green beans are the best!
Squash: Slice, drizzle with oil oil and grill!  

Cucumbers: Slice and top with a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper for a refreshing summer snack. Kid approved!

Celery: Farmhouse celery is so delicious very flavorful and should be used like an herb (a little bit goes a long way).

Zucchini: Slice and grill or shredded for future zucchini cakes or quick bread. 
Corn:
Stock up on this summer favorite, steam, shock and freeze. 

Thyme: Delicious in salad, tossed in olive oil over vegetables or chicken.

Cream of the Crop Squash:  Coat with olive oil, squeeze of lemon, salt/ pepper and fresh thyme baked or grilled.

Tomato Facts:   This delicious fruit is seen throughout the CSA season in many varieties from large slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, multi-colored grape and cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, to the Roma tomato for canning. Tomatoes origins are Central & South America and also the Mediterranean region. This produce item is very versatile and can be added to almost any dish for extra flavor and fiber.

Nutrition: Low in calories with 18 calories for ½ cup of diced tomatoes and high in many vitamins A, C, E & K plus minerals such as: Magnesium, Folate, Phosphorus, Calcium and Zinc

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