My Yummy Local Life

{July 29, 2013}   Yum Yum Produce Box # 14

Sorry I am late with last weeks box- I was out of town so the hubby had to pick it up for me. Lots of staples this week:


5 White waxy potatoes
3 Sweet Potatoes
1 bunch Kale
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 bag Sprouts
2 Cucumbers
7 Onions
1 Bell pepper

I had nothing to do with the menu planning this week so a lot of it will be a surprise when the hubby makes it. I think pizzas, soup, some meals with fries on the side are in order 🙂

Have a yummy rest of your week!

{July 18, 2013}   Yum Yum Produce Box # 13

My box is back and I am so happy! Look at this lovely summer bounty:


Oodles of various heirloom tomatoes
A bunch of okra
4 onions
A bag of basil
A bunch of purslane
Several “very sweet” potatoes

So many delicious ideas for this and I’ve only had it in my possession for a couple of hours.

We are grilling eggplant tonight and using some of the tomatoes for a fresh grilled eggplant Parmesan mock up. Also going to add in some basil. (Sam the Cooking Guy idea)

I am hoping to get some sausage at the farmers market tonight and we will make a tomato sausage bake. (Jamie Oliver style)

We have some salmon in the freezer so we are thinking of making it up with some okra fries (recipe in our yum yum box newsletter) with some homemade curry ketchup for dipping.

There is also a possibility of getting some flat steaks at the farmers market to use for grilling and making some fajitas.

I haven’t decided about the sweet potatoes yet, but they will keep and I will be out of town for part of the week.

Purslane is supposed to be good for salads- so we are hoping to use it along with some lettuce greens I have left from the farmers market last week.

Any brilliant ideas for whatever tomatoes I might have left or the sweet potatoes? Do you live near me and want some basil? I have a ton growing as well as what came in the box!

Have a yummy week!

{July 12, 2013}   Cottonwood Farmer’s Market!

My box starts up again NEXT week- and I am so very ready…but yesterday was the first week of the cottonwood farmer’s market. Although I could have spent the entire grocery budget for the week, I was really good and only spent $32 🙂

Here’s what I got:


1 lb plums (fresh fruit!), Lettuce mix, a dozen eggs- $11
1 lb of petite sirloin steak- $12
Cherry tomatoes- $3
2 heads of garlic, 1 bright yellow squash, 1 cucumber, 3 peppers- $6

Yummy for my tummy! I don’t know what we will make with it all, but I know my will be yummy and delicious 🙂

Also- check out the clouds at sunset last night once the monsoon had started to move along:


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