Hello Oahu Fresh members! It’s a nice, cooler week this week and we’re excited to bring your fresh produce to you. Here is what we’ll be delivering: kale from Ho Farms, mixed shelling beans from Jennifer Appel’s farm (see picture!), 3 avocados and 1 lilikoi from Kama`aina Land and Plant Rentals (Uluwehi Farm), mixed organic keiki greens and organic Italian basil from Kahumana Farm, and tomatoes, swiss chard, and long beans from Pacific Gateway Farmers. I’m already thinking about many meals I can create with all this yummy produce! One tip for your basil–don’t put it in the fridge! Basil leaves will turn brown if you refrigerate them, so try keeping them in a glass with a little bit of water and a plastic bag over the top, like this. It also works great for cilantro (chinese parsley).
I’ve been thinking about making a frittata using some of the produce from this week’s bag. Frittatas are pretty easy and so versatile: they can be eaten any time, are the perfect vehicle for lots of produce–whatever you have leftover, or just a little bit of, can be used in a frittata and it will come out great. They are also great travel food!
Kale Frittata This uses sausage, herbs, and cheese. You can sub in whatever herbs you have on hand, or use your basil shredded on top.
Shelling Beans Tips on shelling & using your fresh beans this week!
Green Bean Fries A unique way to use your long beans, and fun!
Happy Local Eating everyone!