Fennel, Cucumber and Mint Salad

A cool refreshing salad to celebrate summer with. When eaten raw, fennel is surprisingly sweet! Ingredients: 1 fennel bulb, cored 1 cucumber 1/3 cup mint 1 lemon, zest vinegar, to taste olive oil, to taste kosher salt, to taste Directions: 1. Slice cucumber and fennel. Place in salad bowl. 2. Before serving, mix in mint, lemon zest….

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This is a simple and versatile summer meal. Rice paper can be filled with what vegetables, greens and herbs you have on hand. Cooked sausage, grilled tofu or other protein can be added if desired. Topping with a creamy peanut sauce makes it delectable! Ingredients: Rice paper, generally sold in circle sheets at Asian markets…

Cucumber

Cucumbers contain silica, an essential component of healthy connective tissue and therefore are very good for the skin. There are boundless cucumber varieties, coming in round, oval shapes, yellow, pale green and bronze colors, and various sizes, from gherkins that are barely over an inch, to mammoth English types that can be over 20 inches…

Cucumber, Celery, and Gin Sorbet

Sweet, refreshing, herbal – it’s summer on a spoon! Ingredients 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup water 1/2 cup packed fresh celery leaves 2 large English cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 2 tablespoons floral gin, such as Hendrick’s Directions Bring sugar and water to a…

Spicy Cucumbers

A fun summer side for grilled meats! I felt 2 jalapeños had sufficient heat, but see what you think. Ingredients: ⅓ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves ⅓ cup packed fresh parsley leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced ½ teaspoon fine sea…

Zucchini Latkes with Tatziki Sauce

Surprisingly well paired… fried zucchini latkes (pancakes) and creamy cucumber tatziki! Zucchini and cucumber season are coming to an end, so now is the time to try this out. Ingredients Zucchini Latkes: 2 large zucchini, about 1 pound, shredded 1 small onion, chopped 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt oil for…

Getting the Most Out of Your Share by Freezing

This is the season of garden abundance. We want you to be able to enjoy and use as much of your share as possible, but realize that we are often distributing more food than you may be able to eat in a week. We are including this preserving guide which highlights easy freezing methods for…