As What’s in the Box celebrates the last week of its 30’s, it has never looked so good. No need for nips, tucks or Botox parties, when you are all natural, organic, local and in season, you tend to stay in shape and remain fresh :) And this week’s box is reason in itself to party. But more about the contents a little later.
First, let’s review the happenings of #38. Last week we had a total of 51 link ups. Salad seemed to be the magic theme. And these weren’t just any ordinary salads. These were fancy salads. These salads were made with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese, Watermelon, Tomato, Feta & Arugula, Buffalo Chicken, and Garlic Potatoes. Makes you want a salad, right? I love how innovative one can get when they are faced with a box of fresh, local and organic produce. Brings out the best chef in all of us. Keep your delicious ideas coming. You inspire me with your creativity. And I appreciate your ongoing participation.
Ok…now it’s time for the big reveal…drumroll, please?
Ta-Dah! Lemon cucumbers :) My favorite summertime snack…yum! I have been waiting all season for these, and I am so thrilled to finally sink my teeth in one. If you have never had a lemon cucumber before, you need to. They are quite possibly the most refreshing, sweet and delicious piece of produce on the planet. My cousin used to grow them in her garden and would share her harvest with me. A.MAZ.ING! Can’t wait to enjoy every last bite.
Something else I will be
hoarding enjoying this week are those nectarines. I know the season will be coming to an end soon so any chance I get to savor the juiciness of a nectarine is a moment of heaven.
I just love all of the fanciness that is going on with these veggies. Like the tomatoes. Has anyone ever heard of black trifele tomatoes before? I had no idea there was such a thing. But then again, I have never claimed to be a tomato connoisseur. They will be perfect with the fresh basil and some fresh burrata cheese. Yum!
And then there is the Romanesco squash. A momma and baby version, if you will. Pretty much a fancier version of a zucchini. This will come in very handy as I start back with another Clean Eating plan on Monday. Zucchini is on the menu for next week as is lettuce, celery, pluots, apples and broccoli. Stay tuned for more delicious and clean eats next week :)
PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You only have 5 more days to get your entries in. Leave a comment on the original post letting me know what your favorite travel snack is. Good luck!
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
Linking up for the first time? Click here for more info…and Welcome! PS: Don’t forget to tell your readers about the party by linking back to this post. Thanks!