If you couldn’t tell by the title, I am just mildly excited, as it’s not officially Summer in the great state of Iowa until the sweet corn is ready. This spring was cold and soggy which delayed the corn a bit, but it’s finally here and we are ready!
This annual vegetable milestone might not be exciting to any non-Iowans reading this, but you will just have to trust me there is nothing quite like a fresh ear of sweet corn roasted on the grill! Stay tuned for that demo! For now, here’s a picture of the corn fresh from the farm!
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, I have this super easy zucchini & corn pie recipe that I made TWICE last week! It’s great for using up those extra zucchini and I kept leftovers in the fridge for days and heated them up in the oven each day. I love a recipe that tastes just as good the second and third time I eat it! Here’s a photo from the recipe, mine wasn’t as photogenic!
This week’s farm share box was heavy, and colorful! Aside from the 12 ears of corn, we also received tomatoes, onions, peppers, herbs, cucumbers, cabbage, and jalapenos. I already have a couple recipes in mind but I will be searching Pinterest and sharing those that I loved.
For now, here’s another corn picture, because who can’t resist beautiful corn!
That’s all I have for you today, stay tuned for my last summer front porch refresh coming up real soon! As always, thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hi friends! We are in the midst of an intense heat wave here in Iowa, which gives me time to catch up on all the things indoors!
With no share box the week of July 4th, and a busier than normal last week, I am finally able to update you on produce we received and recipes we love! Part of the fun of participating in a farm share or CSA program is experiencing produce that you might otherwise not purchase, example: Kohlrabi.
Prior to this past week, I had never bought, cooked with, or eaten kohlrabi, but I was determined to find a use for it. With some simple searching online, I found an easy roasted kohlrabi recipe that turned out amazing (and approved by the 1 year old!).
It turns out that kohlrabi tastes like a cross between a potato and an artichoke. This simple recipe calls for roasting with some salt/pepper/olive oil and topping with Parmesan cheese, ta-da! Instant side dish or snack! Here is what mine looked like.
Now for next week, I have quite the variety to work with and I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of all the color! Here are a few pictures of what arrived fresh this week.
I am glad the larger vegetables are starting to be in season, but I do need to get creative with all of these zucchini! I pinned a few different dishes/casseroles that call for zucchini and corn, so I might have to track down some sweet corn and see what I can come up with to share with you next week.
That’s all I have for today, and if you are local to Iowa make sure to stay safe during this intense heat wave! I will see you all soon!
It’s Friday and that means we have not only made it to the end of the week, but it’s also time for #farmsharefriday! Today’s post is going to be super quick since I don’t have any new recipes to share with you from last week’s box and I am on a time crunch this afternoon while writing this (can we say last minute?). Again, these posts are not sponsored and just my personal experiences and opinions with a local farm share program.
Alright, let’s get to it!
This week’s box contents:
1 doz eggs
2 heads of lettuce
1 bag of spinach
1 very large bunch of basil
Now I consider myself a very non-picky eater and will try almost anything several times before determining I do or do not like it, however I can confidently say I am not a fan of beets. We did receive a few of them this week and luckily I have some coworkers that can take them off my hands.
Well speaking of work, I have to get ready and head there this evening. If you follow us on Instagram you occasionally see some story posts from my real job as a 911 dispatcher. I always thought that job title was mysterious so I try and share as much as I can about it to those curious.
See you soon friends!
It’s time to see what we received in our weekly share box from our local farm!
These posts are not sponsored! Just a little insight from me on how these programs work.
Yay for Friday! We made it!
This week for #farmsharefriday I have a really great recipe for greens, one that the entire family enjoyed! I also have so much produce from the box this week that I couldn’t squeeze it all into one photo. As the weather continues to improve, I have a feeling our share boxes will continue to reflect that!
First up, this super easy collard greens recipe…1.5 year old approved! I love fast recipes with minimal prep time and this recipe was perfect!
Next up, I have a photo of some of the contents from our share box this week! I left out of the photo the rest of the turnips, and opted to show you just one of each so the picture wasn’t too cluttered, you get the idea!
2 large heads of lettuce
1 bunch asparagus
1 dozen eggs
1 bunch collard greens
1 bunch each red and white turnips
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch green onions