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june 12 weekly menu | spring table

Farm Fresh

beets, broccoli, garlic, gourmet greens, kale, butter lettuce, mustard greens, radishes

What’s for Dinner?

I realize summer’s official start is not until June 21st. But it sure feels like it kicks off the minute school’s out for the year! Meals seem to morph a bit, not only with the change in the season and bounty, but also with the change in the rhythm and pace. More time for all-hands-on-deck meal preparation; more flexibility for impromptu picnics; more hot nights, where salads and sandwiches are the perfect antidote; more of a taste for a bit lighter fare, fare that can be served hot, warm, or room temperature; more parties and potlucks, where people enjoy sharing in what the season offers; and more grilling outside, plain and simple. And each week my gorgeous farm box from Sauvie Island Organics provides the grand impetus and inspiration for all of these simple summertime pleasures. Enjoy this week’s menu, just a taste of what this season brings to our dinnertime rituals…

Friday – farm-style car snacks

kale chips (Eating Well)
radish and butter sandwich (Saveur)
other unmentionables

Saturday – BBQ bliss

crispy broccoli with lemon & garlic (Smitten Kitchen)
grilled chinook salmon
grilled garlic bread (Epicurious)

key lime pie (Deb Perleman, Smitten Kitchen)

Sunday  – caesar with two twists

mustard greens caesar (Bon Appetit)
grilled  burgers

Monday – farm fresh frittata

frittata with broccoli & fresh garlic (Food and Wine)
butter lettuce salad with radishes & herbs (Epicurious)

Tuesday –  picnics o’ plenty

kale panzanella (Hanel, Slonecker, Stevenson, The Picnic)
baguette sandwich

rhubarb crumb bars (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday – whole head o’ garlic

spaghetti with kale & garlic chips (Deb Perleman, Smitten Kitchen)
beef chili mint kebabs

Thursday – salad + pie

beet salad with goat cheese & walnuts (Jennifer Segal, Serious Eats)

strawberry ginger pie (The Dirty Kitchen)

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