Barley Salad with Eggplant, Tomato, and Zucchini

This recipe, originally inspired by a recipe of one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen, is an amped-up version of the grain salad posted in the most recent CSA newsletter. The recipe requires a fair amount of chopping work up front, but your hard work will pay off in the end. scallions, eggplant, tomato, zucchini

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Kitchen Sink Panzanella

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. This panzanella was made in an effort to use up some veggies in danger of being forgotten in the depths of my frigidaire.

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. This panzanella was made in an effort to use up some veggies in danger of being forgotten in the depths of my frigidaire. Panzanella, aka bread salad, is a great way to make a quick but delicious dinner while clearing out the fridge. The players: a big hunk of bread going stale; a couple lovely tomatoes; a corner of a tub of homemade basil pesto not large enough to cover a serving of pasta; and some celery that was not going bad, but was persistently in my crisper, taunting me that I would never be able to use it all up. I didn’t really follow a recipe, but my method is laid out below, and I’ve included rough proportions below which you can tweak to your likings and unique frigidaire situation.

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New Recipes in This Week’s Recipe Roundup

There are a whole lot of great places to find recipes here, just as there are a great many ways to prepare our amazing CSA produce.

Did you realize there are three places to find great tasting recipes on the Central Brooklyn CSA blog?

  1. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday our blog turns into a “Weekend Cooking Blog” as our Food Education Team posts tested recipes (and tasty-looking photos) on the home page.
  2. Every Wednesday we post a Recipe Roundup (which you can access by clicking the “Recipe” tab on the top of this page), which is an aggregation of scrumptious ideas from cooks we trust, using the vegetables we expect to get in that respective week’s share.
  3. Every day our community members post and comment on new recipes of their own in our CSA Forum/ Recipe section (which can alwaysbe  found by clicking the “CSA Forum” tab on this page).

There are a whole lot of great places to find recipes here, just as there are a great many ways to prepare our amazing CSA produce.

Eat well.