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july 4 weekly menu | summer table

Farm Fresh

basil, bok choy, chard, fava beans, gourmet greens, lettuce, potatoes, green onions, summer squash

What’s for Dinner?

Well, a festive all-American holiday meal, to begin with. It’ll be chock full of tried-and-true Independence Day food traditions, and surely some red, white, and blue (and green!). Lots of other reasons to celebrate as well, beginning with my first fava bean delivery of the season – yahoo! Five pounds to be exact…they’ll grace more than one dinner table this week. And you’ll notice a preponderance of Mexican meals. I’m on the heels of a week in our neighbor country below, having indulged in some unbelievable food indeed! Will try to recreate some favorites – nothing fancy, just their day-in and day-out comida. The Northwest influence that I can’t wait to impart is the addition of vegetables. Those seemed more than a bit hard to come by at those taco stands and streetside home kitchens. I’ll more than make up for it with this line up, for sure!

Friday – 4th of July

watermelon

best (and simplest) potato salad (Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything)
red, white & blueberry salad (Aviva Goldfarb, pbs.org)
grilled brats

fresh strawberry basil ice cream (Cuisinart)

Saturday – fish tacos + SALAD!

grilled garlic-lime fish tacos (Martha Stewart)
green onion salsa (The Oregonian)
chard salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette (CI, The Best 30-Minute Recipe)
mexican beans

Sunday  – habas & carnitas

sopa de habas (fava bean soup) (Saveur)
pork carnitas (Cooks Illustrated)
mango & bok choy salsa (Millsap Farms)

Monday – soup night, summer style

tortilla soup (Simply Recipes)
salad with basil-lime vinaigrette (The Verdant Life)

Tuesday –  10 minute taco tuesday

crispy bean tacos with bok choy slaw (Deb Perelman, The Smitten Kitchen)

Wednesday – cheaters’ chilaquiles

chilaquiles with eggs (Rick Bayless, Frontera)
grilled summer squash

Thursday – Mexican potpourri

grilled fava beans (101 Cookbooks)
beans ‘n greens burritos (Mark Bittman, Food Matters)

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