Tian Provencal

If you are looking for a new vegetarian centerpiece, this baked dish is both gorgeous and delicious.

Ingredients:
1 long eggplant
1 zucchini
1 yellow summer squash
2 tomatoes
1½ cup crushed tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Fresh basil leaves

Method:
1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté 3 minutes until the onion becomes transparent. Add oregano and dried thyme and mix. Finally, pour in the crushed tomatoes, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Mix and let it cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2. Preheat the oven to 350º. During this time, cut the eggplant, zucchini, yellow summer squash and tomatoes to make thin slices.

3. Pour the tomato sauce into a pie dish and place all the slices of vegetables one after the other in the dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Take out of the oven and garnish with a few basil leaves on top.

Sautéed Summer Squash

So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Ingredients:
6-8 mixed summer squash, washed, halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh green garlic
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped herbs of your choice, such as parsley, basil and mint
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil until shimmering, then add in summer squash and green garlic. Cook, tossing frequently until squash is tender and soft, and garlic is fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, then toss with fresh herbs.

Summer Harvest Recipes

As July transitions into August, we have started to reach the pinnacle of summer as a bounty of crops seemingly ripen at once—sweet corn, dark red cherries, crisp lettuce greens, eggplant, summer squash and more. Thus, this week’s box pays tribute to the summer harvest with a beautiful assortment of local produce, plus creamy feta cheese from Harmony Fields, farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and garlic fougasse bread. Bon appetit!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.

Grilled Cherry Salsa
This flavorful condiment is excellent on top of pork tenderloin, chicken or fish.

Grilled Corn & Poblano Salad
Smoky, a little spicy and very summery, this salad with a snap to prepare.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Grana Cheese-Roasted Broccolini
Tossed with garlic breadcrumbs and nutty Grana cheese, this tender broccolini is fantastic tossed with pasta or served atop grilled bread with a poached egg.

Garlic-Herb Patty Pan Squash

So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Ingredients:
1 pound Patty Pan squash, washed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped herbs of your choice, such as parsley and basil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil until shimmering, then add in summer squash and garlic. Cook, tossing frequently until squash is tender and soft, and garlic is fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and season generously with salt and pepper, then toss with fresh herbs.

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