Why? Fresh Fork!

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Another week, another recap of our adventures with Fresh Fork Market! Hopefully this inspires some locally-grown, super-fresh cooking in your home too.

What We Got:

1 whole chicken

1 pint blueberries

1 head leaf lettuce

2 count cucumbers

2-3 zucchini

1 head red cabbage

2 tomatoes

1 lb apricots

1 bunch carrots

1 bunch radishes*

1 pint grape tomatoes*

Extra zucchini and cucumbers*

*Starred items are in addition to the weekly bag were purchased with our credits from our missed weeks.

What We Made:

Fresh Tomato, Zucchini, and Pepperoni Pizza (click here for the recipe)

This pizza is simple and really lets the flavors of the vegetables shine through. I used Arrabbiata sauce instead of olive oil for a little spice and ricotta and parmesan instead of mozzarella. I have a great pizza dough recipe, but I ended up using pre-made crust. Our recipe for pizza dough requires letting the dough sit for 2 hours and, on a weeknight, that just doesn’t always work.

Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Salad (click here for the recipe)

This is another recipe that is simple and lets the freshness of the vegetables really shine. I made this for our summer party and it was a hit! Warning: the recipe reads a bit pretentious (like telling you to pick your basil at noon on a sunny day for the best flavor). Take it with a grain of salt, because ultimately this a great salad.

Stir-Fried Pork with Napa Cabbage (click here for the recipe)

Fresh Fork bags are generous and you can’t always use everything up before the next delivery. We found ourselves with Napa cabbage from a couple weeks ago that was still in good shape. So, I made this stir fry and added in some of the snow peas we had left as well. Served with a side of saffron rice, this made a really tasty meal.

Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler (click here for the recipe)

One of the things I love about this recipe is that most of the sweetness comes from the berries themselves. There is very little sugar and orange juice added for sweetness. This made a great dessert!

Random Side Dishes and Trimmings at Our BBQ

I often talk about basing a recipe choice around the Fresh Fork ingredients, but what’s great is when you can incorporate Fresh Fork into what you’re making anyway. For our BBQ last Saturday, we used lots of Fresh Fork items: onions in the potato salad, grape tomatoes in the guacamole, eggs in our brownies and cookies, and our burger toppings platter featured exclusively Fresh Fork veggies. While it’s fun to find new recipes to make, it’s also great to have better, fresher ingredients to compliment your usual recipes too.

How did you use your Fresh Fork bag this week?

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6 Responses

  1. Your cobbler looks awesome and I can’t wait to make it! My sweet tooth is out of control lately! Sorry we couldn’t make the cookout…I was out of town for a bridal shower. I swear, this summer is flying by and there is something going on EVERY wkend!

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