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How To Empty Your Box – August 26/27

Each week, we send you a new box, with items that you may or may not be familiar with.  The Chef Box can take some recipe research to figure out how to use every ingredient.  Our Garden Box however is our most accessible option.  Most of the ingredients you don’t even have to cook.  Here are some ideas on how to use the Garden Box delivered August 26-27.

Gala Apples:

The crisp beauties we’ve been sending just need a quick rinse before you gobble them down.  Or, you can slice, dunk in nut-butter and eat. If you’re craving something different, try our take on baked apple chips.

Corn: 

Summer corn doesn’t need much prep to be delicious.  Once you clean off the husk and silk, simply boil in a pot of water while the rest of your dinner cooks.  Or, you can make a corn salsa, like this one here.

Hanover Tomatoes:

Slice ‘em and put them on a sandwich.  No bread?  Top with basil, mozzerella, olive oil and balsamic for an easy and crowd pleasing caprese salad.

White Potatoes:

Wrapping in aluminum foil and baking until soft is as easy as it gets!  If you have a grater handy though, why not try home made hash browns?

Green Beans:

Sautéed with garlic and olive oil until tender, or if you’re feeling more ambitious, how about Crispy Baked String Bean Fries?  They’ll have you forgetting all about french fries!

Yellow Peaches:

Wash and eat!  Or, if you’re able to resist long enough, how about a homemade peach sorbet?

Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce:

Lettuce doesn’t usually pose much of a challenge, just chop up for use in a salad or use the leaves on a sandwich.  Extra time?  You can sauté vegetables and a protein of your choice and use leaves as lettuce wraps, an example can be found here.