Cool Summer Salad –

From my garden – 2 zucchini, chives, cilantro

From this week’s basket – 1 squash, 2 tomato, 1 cucumber, lime
From last week’s basket – 2 Red pepper
From pantry – salt and pepper

Dice all the veggies, finely chop herbs, combine and toss thoroughly. Squeeze lime to keep it fresh. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes a huge amount of salad.

And I use it so many ways:
Italian dressing for some of it, ranch(dressing and powder) in another part, another section will be roasted on the grill, another warmed portion will be added to pasta as the sauce, and cold with pasta and more italian dressing for pasta salad.

Its the bomb.

-Christine Nicholl


Email from a member:

If there are members who still have cauliflower, they can make giardinera. All of the ingredients came in one basket with the exception of the banana pepper. Cauliflower, onion, Carrot, celery, red peppers, cucumber, banana peppers, enough white vinegar diluted slightly with water to cover veggies in jar, and sea salt! Pack cut veggies in jar. Boil vinegar water and salt. Cool slightly and pour over veggies. Process for storage or cool completely and refrigerate to enjoy now

-the Noisy Rabbit

Ratatouille recipe from Melissa d’Arabian

Remember EZPOT, as per Melissa & her French MIL, that’s the order in which the veggies must be added to the pot without deviation… eggplant, zucchini, pepper, onion, tomato.
-Lisa Davis

Vegetable Chicken Lasagna

I made a delicious vegetable chicken lasagna this weekend. Very healthy and tasty.
I diced into small pieces 1 yellow summer squash, 1 stalk of celery, 1 very large!!! carrot (I used my mini chopper to dice this), 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper. I used alfredo sauce and cooked diced chicken, 4 cloves of garlic (I used my garlic press) and a sprig or 2 of celantro and simmered all the veggies in th…at. Then I used an 8 oz container of ricotta cheese mixed with 2 garlic cloves, 1 egg and lots of spinach. I put olive oil on the bottom of my 13X9 and put down a row of lasagna noodles. On top of them I put the cheese mixture and placed thinly sliced roma tomatoes on top. Another layer of noodle and the chicken alfredo mixture. Another layer of noodles and topped it off with mozzarella cheese. Bake 350 for 1 hour.
-Sue Wojack

Spicy Soup (With Cilantro)

In a large pot slice and dice every vegetable in your vegetable drawer (no potatoes tho… ). I love it with: zuc, sq, onions, celery, tomatoes, lots of fresh garlic, shredded cabbage (napa is best, but any will do)bamboo shoots, red/green peppers, bean sprouts, carrots (shredded) and a whole bunch of cilantro (stems and all). Add beef stock and red pepper oil to taste. I usually make this when we have a sushi night. Yummy 🙂

– The Noisy Rabbit