August 14th and 15th Bag…

Oahu Fresh members, how are you?  Well we hope, and excited for another bag this week with tasty local goodies.  I was looking online tonight for something about celebrating mid August, something that I could center this post about and I found that there’s a film called Mid August Lunch!  And it happens to be an Italian film, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of food involved!  I think I’ll watch it soon and verify.  If you’re interested check out the plot summary here.

Anyway, this got me to thinking about a few recipes for this week’s bag that are based on a leisurely lunch, stretching out over hours, with family and friends, Italian style!  Or French, Czech…you could name almost any group and this scenario might apply.  So with that in mind, what follows are a few recipes to get you in the mood for a nice local lunch, using your bag contents for this week!  We will be bringing you organic mixed baby greens and kalamungay (malungaay) leaves from Kahumana Farm, swiss chard and tomatoes from Ho Farms, long beans, radishes, and cucumbers from Pacific Gateway Farmers in Kunia, and avocados from Uluwehi Farm.

Some lunch ideas…

Corn and Malungaay Soup

Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad

Avocado BLT with Spicy Mayo and Fried Egg   WOW!  I want to eat this right now…

Scallops with Swiss Chard and Polenta   an elegant idea for lunch for two maybe!

Cold Cucumber Soba

and finally, Greek Salad as it’s prepared and eaten in Greece.  Nanette G passed this link on to me and I’ve eaten this salad for dinner two nights out of three so far…IT. IS. WONDERFUL.

A little bit about Malungaay…malungaay is the term used in the Philippines for the moringa tree.  Leaves can be eaten in salads, soups, stews, and as a tea.  There are numerous health benefits attributed to malungaay, and it is known to have high doses of various vitamins, is considered to be anti inflammatory, and very nutritious.