Friday, July 20, 2012

Easy as 1, 2, 3

This week I can't help but want to post the recipe for our Basil Vinaigrette from last summer. As you can tell from the post, I LOVE this dressing.  Try roasting your kale, kohlrabi, squash, leeks, and tomatoes. Add onions and garlic if desired. Drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat, sprinkle with salt and roast or grill. Serve over rice and drizzle with this delicious dressing. Click here for Basil Vinaigrette. 
If you have potatoes left from last week, you can roast or grill them and then toss with the vinaigrette! YUM! Mix the dressing with a little mayo or vegenaise for a flavor packed sandwich spread. See all of these options really are easy as 1,2,3!

In case you are not on our facebook page, or you just missed the message we are offering certified organic, local fresh blueberries for you to purchase. They are 35.00 for 10 pound  boxes. 10 pounds of blueberries is the equivalent of 5 or 6 one quart freezer bags. This price is lower than most conventionally grown  berries! When I looked online for the price per pound for frozen berries, it was as high as 8.00! We need to have your amount and payment by Monday July 23 so that we can order the right amount. You can send a message to nxtstep4you@gmail.com, or message us on facebook.  The berries will need to be picked up Wednesday the 25th, from 5-6:30p.m  during our normal share pick-up in Columbia City You do not need to be a current CSA member to take advantage of this offer! So tell your friends!  If you are wondering if you have time to take care of 10 pounds of berries, it really is simple. Just rinse, dry or spin in a berry spinner (salad spinner), then place in bags and freeze! Easy as 1,2,3! Don't worry if they freeze together simply knead with your hands, or drop on the counter a couple of times and the berries come right apart! If you want to make muffins, pancakes, or baked goods with your frozen berries you don't even have to thaw them. You just put them in frozen! My kids love to eat them frozen for a snack all winter in their cereal, or mixed with Greek yogurt, or just plain. Next week I will post my favorite and most requested blueberry recipes. They are perfect for fresh or frozen berries.

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