(2017) Ratatouille Quiche

Finally, a pretty complicated recipe from Frank Stitt of Birmingham’s Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega Cafe and Chez Fonfon. Delicious and worth the time it takes to make it. Maybe this could be a project for this weekend? Do you have some zucchini left from last week? Perfect. If not, maybe substitute another eggplant for the squash called for her.

(2017) Pasta with Kale Pesto

Adapted from a recipe in Saveur magazine. Have you tried making pesto with kale? Delicious. And no telling how long kale will still be coming in, so enjoy while you can. Blanching the kale keeps the pesto a bright green. Not entirely necessary, but a nice touch.

(2017) Creamed Onion Gratin

Every year we hear there are some folks who don’t know what to do with the onions in their box. While that’s never a problem at my house, maybe it is at yours? Try this recipe – no idea where it came from – and substitute whatever cheese you like in place of the Gorgonzola, if blue is not a favorite at your house.

Baking the onions like this is an easy way to caramelize them without having to keep stirring a skillet on the stove.

(2017) Gazpacho with Tomato Sherbet

I love gazpacho, especially when it’s as hot as it is right now. This recipe is from “Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long.” There’s the gazpacho and then there’s a sherbet. You can make one or the other, or both – but it’s a very impressive combination if you can make the time to do the sherbet. Gazpacho goes together in minutes.

(2017) Raw Beet Salad

This is a recipe from Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.” In his notes he says, “Beets, like carrots, can be eaten raw. And they’re delicious that way, crunchy and sweet. So sweet, in fact, that they need a strongly acidic dressing like this one for balance.”

If you don’t have shallot, finely dice a little bit of the yellow-skinned onion in today’s box.

(2017) Summer Succotash

I wish I remembered where this came from. But it’s a great way to use the corn and peppers from today’s box. We don’t have field peas yet, but I’m betting we’ll see some soon. And this is delicious without field peas – so consider maybe dicing up a zucchini if you have one left from last week. It’s an easy recipe for a slow cooker.

(2017) Spicy Pickled Green Beans

There are a couple of pickled green bean recipes. Here’s one more from the food blog Popsugar. If you don’t have all the spices, it’s ok. Just use what’s at hand. And if you just want to turn these into refrigerator pickles, then you can skip the information about sterilizing and processing the jar and just refrigerate after the brine has cooled.

You can multiply this recipe by the number of jars of beans you want to fill.