Why? Fresh Fork!

As summer turns into fall, our Fresh Fork Market summer share deliveries keep on comin’ with delicious locally-grown produce.

What We Got:

1 large watermelon

2 eggplant

1 bunch carrots with tops

1 pint grape tomatoes

1 quart concord grapes

1 lb red slicing tomatoes

1 onion

1 bulb garlic

1 lb beans

1 lb roasted red pepper linguine from Ohio City Pasta

What We Made:

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fennel (click here for the recipe)

We got fennel a couple weeks ago and just got around to using it (that happens sometimes with Fresh Fork…the bags are big). The chicken came out tender and flavorful, with both fennel and thyme prominently featured. I also love that this recipe came from a blogger who also was doing a summer CSA share in Austin. Hurrah for sharing good recipes on your blog!

Spaghetti with Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes (click here for the recipe)

I served this alongside the fennel chicken. I substituted our Fresh Fork tomatoes for the canned tomatoes called for in the sauce and also used Fresh Fork onion, eggplant, linguine, and grape tomatoes in this recipe. This was a hit, particularly with the Ohio City red pepper linguine as the base.

Roasted Green Bean, Red Onion, and Beet Salad (click here for the recipe)

We had the beets left from last week and I’ve found I really enjoy the flavor of roasted beets. These ingredients (all roasted) combined nicely for a tasty side dish. Try substituting balsamic glaze for the balsamic vinegar, just use a little less if you do.

Watermelon Salad with Mint Leaves (click here for the recipe)

Way back in the beginning of the summer, I bought a mint plant at the grocery store and I’m so glad I did. It’s kept us in Moscow Mules and salads like this one all season. This recipe makes a light, fresh salad with a tangy dressing. Store the dressing separately if you’re going to keep this, rather than eat all at once.

Watermelon, Mint, Lime, Honey Sorbet (click here for the recipe)

I think Matthew got upset that I took over ice cream corner last week, because I had this sorbet waiting for me when I got home from yoga on Saturday. It’s refreshing, there’s no added sugar, and you can really taste each of the ingredients.

How did you use your Fresh Fork this week?

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