July 24 weekly menu | summer table

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Farm Fresh

beans, beets, corn, cucumber, eggplant, gourmet greens, parsley, sweet onions, summer squash, tomatoes

What’s for Dinner?

Lots of “firsts” this week for me…the first I’ve seen of beans, corn, tomatoes, and Walla Walla Sweets! I get so excited at the first tastes of these gems, I often do very little preparation. Just enjoying them in their simplest form, with just a little salt, olive oil, and browning, caramelizing, or grilling is such a treat. Even the veggies that aren’t so “new” at this point still feel fresh and exciting. Parsley, that I never tire of, especially when I convert it into a very special Argentinian sauce. Summer squash that seems to arrive by the armload again and again – with so many uses from pizza to indian to eggs to bread – it just never gets old to me. And beets, that I mentally convert to “summer beets” (event though there is no such thing), and continue to use them in fresh, new ways. Ever had a beet burger, or a BLB?

Friday – grilled pizza fest

summer squash, tomato & basil pizza (Cooking Light)

Saturday – summer indian bliss

aloo baingan (Manjula’s Kitchen)
chicken tikka kebabs (Bon Appetit)
raita (Bon Appetit)
naan

Sunday – still cheering for chimichurri

grilled steak with chimichurri sauce (Serious Eats)
grilled corn on the cob (Serious Eats)
oven roasted beans (Food Network, Emeril Lagasse)
grilled garlic bread (Epicurious)

Monday – grilled onions with a side of brats

salad with shaved cucumbers & buttermilk dressing (The New York Times)
grilled onions (Katherine Deumling, SIO Blog, Wk. 11 2013)
grilled brats

Tuesday – beet burgers

beet, rice, & goat cheese burgers (New York Times)

Wednesday –  ricotta frittata + zucchini + zucchini

summer squash ricotta frittata (Simply Recipes)
sliced tomatoes

zucchini bread (Cooking Light)

Thursday –  BLBs

bacon, lettuce, & beet sandwich
cucumbers, pita chips, & hummus

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