Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What to Do With Your Share --- Week 17

Broccoli Raab
As it seems that most everybody likes broccoli, it should follow that they also like broccoli raab. Also know as rapini, this tasty Italian green is nothing more than a non-heading relative of the broccoli asked for on every member survey. We highly recommend the recipe in our Week 3 blog, one we feel should be a hit with young and old alike.

While we hand out a lot of tomatoes, we don't necessarily give you a lot of tomato recipes, as we figure most folks know what to do with them. Today's recipe is a bit out of necessity (eg, limited time). Quick and simple, this dish's success is all in the ingredients. We used Bread of Life Multi Grain bread, some Sicilian sea salt from Bad Seed, organic extra virgin olive oil, FSF tomatoes and basil, and some Parmesan cheese. Quicker, better and cheaper than ordering out pizza.

Open Face Roasted Tomato Sandwich
One large tomato, cut into 4 thick slices
4 slices of Bread of Life bread
8 basil leaves
1 tsp sea salt
3 to 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Place the bread on an oven proof rack and brush with olive oil
Place ingredients on the bread as follows-2 basil leaves, tomato slice, salt, cheese
You can add any extra ingredients you want, such as olives or anchovies
Bake at 375 F for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned
Eat with a fork

The toast recipe above is a bit different than this manly sandwich recommend by Betty Crocker in 1954.

Bulk Order Week of 8/31/09
Jalapenos $2.50/pint, $4.00/quart
Pepperoncinis $2.50/pint, $4.00/quart
Tomato seconds (as available heirloom and hybrids) - $2.50/lb; $2.00/lb over 10 lbs
Basil $2.oo/bunch
Dried herbs $2.00/tin (thyme, marjoram, dried hot peppers, lovage, lavendar flowers, coriander, oregano, rosemary)

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