Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweetheart Week: Sneak Peek

"Fruit, Vegetable, Herb, and Juice List for 02/11/2013 - 02/15/2013

THIS WEEK'S TOTE INCLUDES: Sweetheart Harvest: Escarole,Spinach,Russet Potatoes,"Organic" Red Turnips,"Organic" Spring Onions,"Organic" Butternut Squash,Broccoli Crowns,Fresh Squeezed Orange/Grapefruit Juice Blend (Naval/Valencia Oranges,Pink/Cocktail Grapefruit),"Cutie" Mandarin Oranges,Blood Oranges,Vine Ripened Strawberries,New item ~ Fresh Baked "Batard" Baguette by Back Porch Bakery,and a special Valentine gift for our New and Bi-weekly customers

THIS WEEK'S RECIPES (http://www.sloveg.com/recipes.cfm): Be My Valentine Recipes: Escarole and Butter Leaf Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Hazelnuts;Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto;Spinach and Arugula Salad with Orange;Turnip Gratin;Roasted Turnips and Mushrooms;Penne with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese; Broccoli Gratin with Mustard Cheese Struesel;Roasted Broccoli and Feta Salad;Chocolate and Strawberry French Toast;Chocolate Dipped Strawberries;White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Citrus Sugar

THIS WEEK'S LOCAL FARMERS: Bautista Farms,Cal Poly Organic Farms,Dr's Veggies,L & C Smith Groves, Martinon Farms,The Fruit Factory"

Mmmmmm...looking forward to this week, especially the butternut squash. I still have a ball of dough in the frig from my Varenyky makings, and I am thinking some squash dumplings would be super yummy, kind of like a butternut squash ravioli. Maybe with a spinach pesto? More of the delicious oranges and strawberries, and broccoli and potatoes! We're set!
Escarole? I have to refresh my memory on exactly what kind of salad food that is. Spring onions? I wonder if they are like green onions? Turnips! Oh boy! We don't eat very many turnips, but I remember my dear old Dad sure liked them. I think a vegetable stew is on the horizon. 
I want to taste the orange/grapefruit blend...I have some Sprite on hand, so maybe it will make a delicious spritzer-type drink. Maybe I could add champange for a Valentine's Day treat? With chocolate-dipped strawberries? Oh yes!
The baguette will definately be savored, as well, because we have some dipping oil from Mt. Olive Farm to swirl it in. This is gonna be great!

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