Although this recipe is a one pot meal, it does require a bit of preparation because of all the ingredients that need to be chopped. The upside is that this recipe is widely customizable. Got some vegetables you need to get rid of? Toss them in! Just don’t make the mistake that I did a try to use pre-cooked noodles. This makes a soggy mess. Instead, cook them as part of the recipe. Click “Read More” to see full directions.
Produce arrangement and photo this week courtesy of my very talented sister
yellow cubanelle peppers, green acorn squash, rainbow chard, golden gem watermelon, red tomatoes, green beans
mixed yummy peppers (yellow, orange and red), fortune plums, baby eggplants, gala apples, red potatoes
Since I’m posting this in much later, here’s a recipe I made with the baby eggplant and completely forgot to document! Stuffed Baby Eggplant from Tyler Florence. My eggplant were a little too baby-sized to make this effective, but it was still quite tasty.
In the winter, there is nothing I love more than a pot of homemade chicken stock simmering away on the stove. After it’s done some might turn into chicken noodle soup, but the rest gets frozen because in the heat of summer you’d have to beg me to turn on the oven to make soup. That’s why gazpacho is a summer staple: cool, fresh, and the prep work is all chopping and no cooking.
The benefit of all the hard work in the winter is having homemade stock to use as the base for this recipe. To that, you add diced tomatoes, onion, peppers, cucumbers, celery, and a little sugar and lemon juice. For an extra kick, add a dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces.
I left mine chunky, but you could run it through a blender for a smoother consistency.
I just added the stock frozen, and let it thaw while all the flavors combined.
Cantaloupe, Charentais French melon, red onion, Malabar spinach, Hungarian hot wax peppers (5)
Green zucchini (5), peaches (5), red tomatoes (3), Early Gold apples (3), yellow wax beans (2 pounds), grape tomatoes (1 pint)
This week may be a bit light on recipes, since there’s a lot in this basket I can eat plain or in a simple preparation, no recipe needed.
Green Zucchini (4), Bicolor Sweet Corn (3), Green Cabbage, Blackberries (1/2 pint)
Plums (12), Red Tomatoes (4), New Red Potatoes, Peaches (3), Orange Carrots (6)
Fairytale Eggplant (12)