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14th Boxed Share

Posted 8/28/2014 8:16pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Box 14: Here's a little breakdown of what was in (and outside of) the box.

Bunch of Carrots. Who doesn't love carrots? Grate into a salad or sandwich, eat as just a snack or roast along with some other veggies. If you're looking for something more creative to do with your carrots, try this recipe for Honey-Glazed Carrots. Yum!

2 heads of lettuce - the heads of lettuce are getting big and luscious again - a sign of last week's cooler weather.

pint of cherry tomatoes

10 lbs tomatoes. These tomatoes are ready to use! Cute them up, discarding any blemishes, and cook down in a heavy pot or roast them in baking dishes in the oven for a richer flavor. One CSA member shared that he just puts them in the Ninja blender before cooking down and then never worries about the skins. At this point in the tomato season, I hope you have been making some awesome recipes with all these tomatoes. Share with us your favorites! If you need more ideas, check out the recipe catalog on Whitebarnfarm.org. For a cool, summer lunch, how about some stuffed tomatoes with tuna fish or chicken salad? So fast and simple. Gazpacho is another great way to use your tomatoes. It makes a perfect meal during these dwindling hot summer days!

Green beans. I love them sautéed with scallions or onions and olive oil or butter. Snap and eat raw, steamed, sautéed, or grilled. Try this Orzo Salad and you can use your tomatoes, too!

Ringmaster onions. These are the same large, white onions you saw in the share last week. Known for their single centers, and large crisp rings, they are perfect for onion rings. Use them just how you'd use any onion! Add them to salads, sandwiches, stir-fries, burgers, salsas, veggies on the grill, pasta, etc. 

Italian eggplant. Try making this Baba Ghanouj (similar to hummus, but with eggplant instead of chickpeas). It makes a perfect dip for veggies and pita, or you can use it as a spread on a sandwich! Looking for more ways to use your tomatoes with other veggies? Try these delicious Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks.

2 green bell peppers. Slice these up and use them with your favorite veggie dip. Add them to salsa, pizza, salad, or stir-fry, or roast them on the grill. The possibilities are endless.

We hope you all have been enjoying our veggies this summer. It sure has been crazy lately with the tomato invasion. Crazy, but nevertheless, tasty! The crew here at White Barn Farm would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!