The other evening, we were planning to meet friends on the beach for a light supper of sandwiches and snacks. Unfortunately, the weather was uncooperative, so we had to reschedule. In the meantime, I had to come up with a meal. I went to Whole Foods and picked up bone-in pork chops which were on special for $4.99/lb. From the New York Times Cooking website, I selected Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce for my preparation. Cherries were also on sale ($4.99/lb.) and I was able to purchase just enough for the sauce.
This week's ingredients from my CSA box are: Blueberries, Bok Choy, Green Squash, Onions, Arugula, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Pickles, Dill.
This batch of pickles will be made with the recipe Easiest Fridge Pickles from the website www.smittenkitchen.com. For the arugula, another pasta dish, Gemelli with Chevre, Arugula and Walnuts from the show Christopher Kimball's Milk Street. The green squash and rainbow Swiss Chard will be used in a recipe by Martha Rose Schulman, Provencal Zucchini and Swiss Chard Tart.
I still have last week's garlic scapes and green onions that I'm going to turn into a salad dressing. That recipe is from the website The Spruce Eats.
This summer we're eating more locally grown produce!
Image courtesy of Joanna Kosinska
Just an update on my dill pickles that I made using a recipe from the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen. The pickles were delicious. It was a quick and easy recipe. With so few ingredients, homemade pickles will be a welcome treat for your family this summer.
Whether serving on a hot, steamy night for supper or for a brunch, this delicious frittata takes full advantage of fresh herbs which makes this egg dish so tasty.
My share of this week’s CSA box was arugula, a beet, green squash, cucumbers for pickling and lettuce.
My lone beet was roasted to put into a salad later this week. I might prepare Marinated Beet Salad with Whipped Goat Cheese or a small portion of Beets with Dill, Lime and Yogurt as I have fresh dill.
For the arugula, Raw Corn, Arugula and Pecorino Salad with Grilled Chicken which I made back in July 2018. My ShopRite has Bell & Evans bone-in split breasts for $3.79/lb. and this would make for an easy supper.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.