My Yummy Local Life

{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!

{November 11, 2012}   This weeks (and next weeks) menu


Lots of food going on this week, trying to use up some of the stuff in my freezer and refrigerator.

Leftover stew from Sue tonight, and also getting a pizza from earth fare (only $6!)

The general plan for this week:
BBQ pork Sammies (got some fococcia and a cibatta roll to put it on)- BBQ courtesy of my swap with Bridget

Beans and rice- beans in the crock pot. Making this in honor of our last week of the Dave Ramsey FPU class.

Pumpkin ricotta ravioli- this will use up the won tons in the fridge. Also I have about a half a jar of opened pumpkin to use. I’m thinking of toasting them in brown butter.

Sweet potato quesadillas- one of my go to meals- and I have wraps and sweet potatoes that do not want to move to AZ.

Spaghetti with meat sauce that I found in the freezer

Might work a little further down this list if I need to. We’ll see!

{November 3, 2012}   COLD farmers market


Here’s what I got at the COLD farmers market this morning. Winter temperatures are yummier with cheese at the market.

$2 broccoli
$14.50 cheeses: pumpkin spice goat cheese, herbed chèvre, mozzarella
$6 sweet potatoes and kale
$8 mushrooms and shishitos

Grand total: $30.50

{October 13, 2012}   Farmers market 10/13

Here’s what I got at the market today:
$12 jalapeño queso fresco, ricotta and mozzarella
$8 direct trade Honduran coffee
$5 baby bok choy and sweet peppers
$5 shishitos (2 pints. Saved $1)
$6 sweet potatoes

Grand total: $36.00


Farmer’s Market (plus cucumbers and green zebra that we grew)

To anyone who dislikes fall, you cannot argue that this is a beautiful array of colors and flavors to be had this week.  Find of the week is definitely the fresh ginger- which will be contributing to a new *not exploding* batch of ginger ale!

Here’s the breakdown:

Mozzarella, Farmer’s Cheese and figs: $14 (supposed to be $14.25 but the guy likes me)

3 leeks, 1 bunch of basil: $5

Fresh Ginger: $3.70

Bell peppers, sweet peppers and tomatoes: $7.95

Shishito peppers, fairytale eggplants: $6

Sweet potatoes: $3.25

Cucumbers: FREE to a good home (will be bringing them to church tomorrow to share)

Grand Total: $39.90

et cetera