What was in those baskets on April 21st

21 04 2012

What a difference a week can make! We had rain and snow last weekend and this weekend there is record heat and we are up in the high 80’s. Crazy but I love the warmer weather. Plus it means that we will start to see great summer fruits in our baskets and today was just the beginning with strawberries!!

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This weeks basket had bananas, onions, roma tomatoes, lemons, strawberries, corn, apples, yellow squash, kiwi, spinach, lettuce, and celery.

Don’t forget that as the weather gets warmer you lettuce and spinach will look a bit wilted from sitting in the sun. It will perk back up if you soak it in a ice bath or even just cold water for 15-30 minutes when you get home.  As the weather gets warmer make sure that after you get your basket you head straight home and get it into the refrigerator or it will spoil quickly in a hot car while running errands.

Strawberries: If they last long enough to make something with them.

Strawberry Lemonade (also uses lemons)

Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberry Cake (love this recipe)

Fruit Smoothie

Spinach:

Mini Florentine Cups (making this tonight)

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

Spinach Mushroom Cannelloni

Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta

White Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes

Corn:

Corn & Cheese Chowder

Corn Chowder

Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Dip

Lemon:

Eggs Benedict (my favorite and we are making this this week)

Shrimp Scampi

Chex Lemon Buddies

Strawberry Filled Butter Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Tomatoes:

Greek Chicken Wraps

Greek Salad

Taco Salad

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta (making this this week)

Apples:

Caramel Apple Dip

Fruit Dip (great with strawberries)

Baked Apple Crisps

Crock-pot Applesauce

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Glazed Apples

Banana:

Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

Tropical Fruit Sorbet

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