Why? Fresh Fork!

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Another week, another bumper crop of fresh goodies from Fresh Fork Market.

What We Got:

1 bag oats, 1.5 lbs

1 bunch red Russian kale

2 ct squash

1 lb beans

1 bunch French breakfast radishes

1 pint blackberries

1 candy onion

2 green peppers

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1 package (1.25 lbs) green onion bratwurst, made from Berkshire pork

What We Made:

Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Squash (click here for the recipe)

There are so many things to love about this recipe. It was easy: chop cherry tomatoes, squash (I substituted squash for the sweet peppers called for), onion and roast; toss with pasta, fresh basil, and parmesan. It was quick: done in a very short amount of time, which is great for a weekday supper. It was fresh: the flavors of the vegetables made this dish so tasty.

Savory Breakfast Steel Cut Oats (click here for the recipe and here for how to cook rolled oats on the stove)

I am not a breakfast person. As much as I love to cook, I very rarely make breakfast. So, Matthew got a big surprise Saturday morning when I got up bright and early to make him something to eat. I substituted kale for the spinach called for in the recipe. The egg, oats, and kale were all from Fresh Fork. The verdict: savory oats are a bit different, but a nice hearty way to start your day.

Roast French Breakfast Radishes with Green Garlic and Pink Peppercorns (click here for the recipe)

I love roasting radishes! It takes the bitterness away. These paired up as a side for the savory oats (they are breakfast radishes, after all).

Ohio Creamed Corn with Bacon (from Michael Symon’s Live to Cook)

A great way to use up last week’s sweet corn. This is a bit time-intensive because of making the corn cob stock, but it’s worth it. We served this alongside the bratwurst, which we simply grilled. This combination made a perfect summer meal!

Blackberry Smoothie (click here for the recipe)

This is a great way to drink your breakfast! The honey balanced the tart of the berries nicely. I loved the color of it too – purple is my favorite.

How did you use your Fresh Fork this week?

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3 Responses

  1. I am part of a CSA this summer and have been loving all the fresh veggies from cityfresh.org. Thanks for these great ideas – I’m always looking for creative new things to do with all those veggies. You may want to check out the cookbook The Locavore’s Kitchen – great recipes for all the local fresh veggies were getting!

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