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Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

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Back when it was the warmer days of yore (aka summer), we received an orange watermelon in our local CSA.  Coming swift on the heels of the previous CSA, which had a traditional red watermelon, this orange watermelon was a welcome but overwhelming addition to the fridge.  After diligently but doggedly consuming half of the watermelon, I was still faced with the daunting portion of this juicy fruit that remained. My Zoku Molds still held yet-to-be-consumed popsicles so I couldn’t make watermelon pops (I know, poor me). That’s when I thought of a recent menu special I saw – watermelon gazpacho. While gazpacho traditionally has a tomato base, who says one can’t experiment a bit?  Some green and orange heirloom tomatoes were also in that week’s CSA, so I threw those in as well.  The result was satisfyingly refreshing.

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Recipe: Broccoli Raab with Sausage and Grapes

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If you’ve been following along on the BAN blog for a while now, you’ll know that I’ve come a long way as far as veggies are concerned.  No longer apprehensive of the leafy greens (and with ready access to a lovely farmer’s market), I will willingly try a multitude of veggie dishes.  So when I saw this recipe for broccoli raab with sausage and grapes in one of my cookbooks, I knew I had to give it a try.  Sausage? Yes. Grapes? Yes.  Greens?….ok, fine. You can come to the party too.

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Recipe: Peach Cobbler

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Last Friday, I posted the Fun Fact that August is National Peach month.  I usually just eat peaches straight up – nothing like the nectar of a super-ripe farmer’s market peach dripping down your wrist.  I may have gotten a little overzealous with my peach purchases one market visit, and I was faced with the tasty dilemma of having too many ripe peaches to consume. Undeterred I decided to whip up some cobbler!  Would you like some cobbler of your own? Yeahhhh, I thought so.

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Drive-By Post: Husk Cherries

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Hey Noshers! Just a quick drive-by post here – I got these in my CSA the other day, and I just *had* to share!  These are called husk cherries.  They are wrapped in a papery thin “husk” – when you open up the delicate wrapper, you are rewarded with a juicy, sweet fruit.  The consistency is similar to that of a tomato, but the fruit is tart and tangy.  It reminds me most of a persimmon. Yum!  If you ever see these in your market, definitely give them a try!

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Veggie Resolution #17: Chard with Oranges and Shallots

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While I’ve been fairly diligent about my Veggie Resolutions this summer (belonging to the CSA certainly helps!), there is one vegetable that keeps on popping up on the list that I’m not crazy about.  The oft-dreaded veg? Greens.  Yes, the most veggietastic of vegetables, this generic term encompasses my least favorite vegetable.  Chard, lettuce, random greens – eh.  So when I saw this recipe for Chard with Oranges and Shallots in my How to Cook Everything book, I thought I’d give it a try.  Oranges – yum. Shallots – yummm. Chard? Eh. Well, we’ll see.

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