Aloha everyone! Are you staying cool in this hot weather? We hope you have been in the shade or the water to cool off over the last few days. And since it was just recently a full moon, if you haven’t been in the water or out for a cool evening walk, take that opportunity!
This week we’ve got a bag full of summer’s bounty–the late rains and plenty of sunshine have given us a bumper crop of good local produce. You’ll be receiving round eggplant and swiss chard from Ho Farms, cherry tomatoes, bush beans, and radishes from Pacific Gateway farmers in Kunia Ag Park, fresh crisp lettuce from 808 Farm Fresh in Waimanalo, beautiful baby pak choy from Green Growers, and 2 lilikoi from Uluwehi Farms in Pupukea. So much healthy goodness…here’s our suggestions on how to turn that produce into some wonderful meals and salads.
Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Salad with Tomatoes This is a side dish you can make ahead of time. It goes well with grilled foods too.
Easy Dill Beans This is really simple and since the weather’s been so hot, you may as well enjoy something tart and refreshing! Have these with an egg salad sandwich or some grilled chicken!
Sometimes when it’s hot out you don’t have a very big appetite. This Swiss Chard and Rice Soup would be a great light meal at any time.
Tip: Store your lilikoi in the fridge. If they are ripe and left at room temp they may spoil quickly! You can spoon the pulp into a blender and then strain if needed to remove the seeds. Add the juice to a smoothie, water, club soda, or even add in vodka.
Bok Choy Chicken Easy, pretty, & delicious!