Though the calendar may say September, the recent sunny weather has the gardens thinking it’s still high summer as they continue to produce favorites for this week’s box like heirloom tomatoes, Jimmy Nardello peppers, English cucumbers and ripe melons, as well as give us an autumn preview with the first of the local Chanterelle mushrooms. Also included: Smoky bacon and our buttery housemade dough to craft a stunning crostata—so pop that in the oven, uncork a bottle of California red wine and toast to the best of both summer and fall.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Smoky Bacon, Sweet Onion & Chanterelle Mushroom Crostata
The show-stopping crostata makes for a delicious entrée; just serve with a side salad of summer greens.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Corn & Roasted Sweet Onions
Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.
Summer Melon & Cucumber Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.
Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.
Pan-Fried Peppers with Lemon & Garlic
Seasoned with slivered garlic, this Bon Appetit recipe is a favorite for enjoying fresh peppers.