Aloha Oahu Fresh members! It’s May, and summer is on the horizon…we got a taste this weekend with warm weather, no rain, and unfortunately almost no wind! It gives you the opportunity to take advantage of some great food and beverage specials though since there are a lot of places celebrating Cinco De Mayo this week. Check out Cactus Bistro in Kailua for their amazing New Americas menu featuring loads of local produce! You may not know, but Cactus Chef John Memering buys a lot of local produce that we source and deliver. So please go check them out!
This week we’ve got a wonderful bag for you–all local as always, and really varied this week! We’ve got long squash and tomatoes from Ho Farms, kale, long beans, and chinese parsely from Pacific Gateway Farmers, chico fruit from Waianae farmer Joleen Jackson, & mixed organic keiki greens from Kahumana Farm. Here are some suggestions for this bounty-
Pork with Long Green Squash Soup Long squash is also referred to as Opo!
~add your long beans into either of the above soups~
Marinated Kale and Green Beans salad Use your long beans here by cutting them into the size you want.
Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Cilantro Pesto grill any combination of veggies, including this week’s tomatoes, squash, and beans, and add to a warm tortilla with some cilantro pesto! chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, or tofu would also be great!