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Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of August 8)

Recommended Recipes for Farm Fresh Basket (Week of August 8)

Thank you for ordering a Rootastes Farm Fresh basket! We hope you’re enjoying your fresh, locally grown produce, meats, and other Boston-based goodies.

If you’re looking for inspiration or to mix up your go-to recipes, we’ll be sharing a few of our favorites every week that can be prepared using the ingredients in that week’s basket.

This week’s recipes will work with ingredients included in August 8, 2020’s baskets.

Rootastes’ Chefs’ Curated Recipes

Red is the color of love (which we have for all of our customers!), and it’s also the palette of this week’s produce.

Candy cane beets star in Candy Cane Beet Salad with Blue Cheese & Bacon, which also calls for red onions and red leaf lettuce.

For a more royal hue, Rootastes Summer Roasted Eggplant calls for the purply Italian Striped Eggplant alongside tomatoes, seasoning, and cheese. We call that amore!

And taking things a tone brighter, orange cantaloupe is ripe and juicy this time of year, and this refreshing recipe lets you enjoy it in two ways. Whip it up in a smoothie or freeze and enjoy as a sorbet. Waku Lemon Mint tea and honey adds to the cantaloupe flavor, and you can even pour some vodka into the sorbet for an elevated dessert.

Chef Favorites

Is adding cheese the only way you can get your kids to eat broccoli? Try a variation on the classic pairing with Garlicky Roasted Broccoli with Parmigiano-Reggiano. While it may not be covered in globs of cheddar, the garlic and cheese in this recipe still makes it tasty.

Not sure what to do with a pile of mushrooms? They make a flavorful dinner side in Baked Shiitake Mushrooms

If you decide to give any of these recipes a try, let us know what you think. We’d also love to see how you’re getting crafty in the kitchen with your basket, so be sure to share your favorite recipes below. 

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