June 26, 2009

Friday Feasts: More Local Goodness

I think this is going to be a regular feature, sharing what I cooked up with our weekly share from the organic farm. We got more of the same as last week--kale, lettuce, summer squash, potted herbs--with the addition of red beets/greens and garlic scapes.
I haven't cooked with garlic scapes (those curly green stems above) before, though I've seen them. They're the green shoots that come up from the garlic bulb, and they can be sauteed or minced for a light garlic flavor in a dish.
I've been adding them to just about everything this week, from omelettes to salads and some veggie wraps that I made with roasted zucchini, summer squash, and red peppers (not from the CSA).
I sliced the squash, tossed it with olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs from the garden and some minced garlic scapes, then spread it on a cookie sheet and baked it for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

I sauteed an onion, garlic scapes, and a red pepper in some olive oil while the squash was baking. I could have just threw it in the oven, but it wouldn't fit on the pan, and my other baking sheets were dirty.

When everything was cooked, I piled it onto a wrap with some white cheddar tucked inside.
These were so delicious! And healthy too. Add some corn chips and salsa, and you have a great summer meal.
It takes a little practice to master wrapping a wrap. Mr. Geek says mine are the equivilent of a Cuban cigar, but I beg to differ.

I believe we're getting some cucumbers (pickling and slicing ones) and green beans this week, so I'll have to start planning some new dishes.

For more Friday Feasts, head over to Momtrends.

14 comments:

  1. Ooh- good timing! I think we've got a couple of squash to harvest in the garden and plenty of garlic... mmm!

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  2. YUM! At first I thought I saw fennel fronds, perhaps my eyes deceive me. I've never cooked with garlic scapes either, but would love to try them. Very interesting!

    I look forward to these posts then if they are going to be a regular occurrence :)

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  3. A Cuban cigar. :) He IS funny, isn't he?
    They look absolutely yummy! The killer is that cheese you tucked in there. How perfect for a light meal.

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  4. The squash looks good. I like to grill it, or I steam the yellow crook neck squash and add just a smidge of brown sugar and slightly mash up. The kids really like it that way.

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  5. Yum! I love roasted squash, but I had never thought of making it into a wrap! Great idea!

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  6. Thanks for this tasty summer recipe. I'm still on vacation--but it is cloudy right now! Thanks for linking up at Momtrends.

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  7. That looks so light and delicious!

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  8. Looks delicious Kathleen! I love how creative you are! I need you to come here and help me with all the food that showed up today. And I must apologise for I keep forgetting to send Kale recipes. I am using mine to feed our Bearded Dragon. He loves it.

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  9. Your feast does look yummy, but it's so ingrained in my not to cook on Fridays!

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  10. Yummy that looks good! I will have to try that. I am a vegetarian so i'm always looking for new ideas. We have a veggie garden with zucchini and stuff. I've already started picking them and the cucumbers. Nothing better than fresh veggies from my own garden! :)

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  11. The freshness is just so appetizing. You're clearly a whiz in the kitchen. Crafty and chef-like, you've got it all.

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  12. I never heard of those garlic thingies before! But everything looks soooo good. Especially the wrap--I love wraps. It looks so healthy and delicious.

    And yay--glad to hear Friday Feasts will be a regular feature!

    You'll inspire me to cook more and healthier!

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  13. I had no idea you could cook with garlic scapes! we have a ton of garlic growing in our backyard right now, so I'll have to try it!

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  14. yum--we planted zucchini, so when it comes in we'll have to try that!

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