Recipes from the Garden (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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Ultimate Recipe Swap

Last week many of you very kindly asked for a URS Calendar. Yikes! I’m sorry I didn’t update it sooner. Forgive me? This week I give you a pass if you didn’t know we were talking vegetables.

If you’re interested in checking out the line-up of Recipe Swaps coming up, head here. Next week is Lunchbox Love. What will you serve for lunch this school year?

Let’s Talk Vegetables

August is a prime time for garden produce. Hopefully where you live, your own backyard garden is flourishing — or you know someone who’s willing to share their abundance. There is nothing better than a homegrown tomato! (Unfortunately, I don’t have any at the moment.)

Today I signed up with Abundant Harvest Organics, an organic farm delivery program, thanks to a recommendation from Bethany. Similar to a CSA, it provides a box full of goodies each week, determined by what’s in season. You can even have it delivered to your doorstep.

Those of you who’ve been around here awhile will know that I did a CSA trial last October, but found it too cumbersome with “weird ingredients.” I’m eager to test out Abundant Harvest Organics because looking at the box lists from the past weeks, it all looks like “normal” food. We shall see….

Garden Recipes

In the meantime, I’ve got some great ideas from my recipe box for you that use summertime produce.

Fresh Salsa from Garden Tomatoes

Grilled Mini Peppers

Zucchini Muffins with Streusel Topping

Corn Salad

Nectarine Peach Shortcakes with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

How does your garden grow?

Share your favorite recipe to use up seasonal produce.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Wow! These all look so yummy- but I have to say that the muffins are definitely TOP of my must-make list.

  2. that salsa looks amazing! thanks for updating the calander, i thought I just missed it somewhere lol. thanks again for hosting :0)

  3. I was making your salsa recipe regularly and combined it with another to develop a recipe for canning this year. Our garden was full of peppers and tomatoes.

  4. I love cooking seasonally. Although, I have to say that I’ve been a CSA member for so many years that there are very few vegetables I consider “not normal” any more 🙂

  5. I posted a video recipe for oven roasted eggplant, a great summer side dish. You can even freeze roasted eggplant for the winter.

  6. Thanks so much for hosting! Such wonderful recipes linked above. This is my first time posting here. We have tomatoes, basil and watermelons growing in our yard right now, so I shared a Tomato Basil Garlic Butter Sauce recipe and a Creamy Watermelon Ice Cream recipe (w/ dairy-free option). Thanks again 🙂

  7. I am excited that you signed up for AHO. You are a much better cook than I so I look forward to seeing what you make with ingredients from the box. I do hope you like them. We do. I hope it is a lot of produce for you too. Most of my friends now are doing it so we have fun on FB trading ideas for what we are making for the week.

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