CSA Delivery #4 – June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: CSA Delivery

My CSA delivery arrived today. But, ok, come on, stop with the green onions, please? I still have two weeks worth of the suckers and I’ve yet to use them. Is there such a thing as green onion stew? Hmmm. Research is needed.

Meanwhile, the broccoli looks oh-so-good, the kale is fresh and healthy, and the snap peas are really cute. (Yes, I just called snap peas cute.) The red tip lettuce looks so delightfully ready to eat and I’m thrilled to receive little parsley plant. I hope I can make it thrive.

CSA Delivery #3 – June 16, 2009

June 17, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: CSA Delivery

Our weekly delivery did not include asparagus this week. I was getting used to having this spring treat. I really hope the asparagus crop isn’t over.

However, we received a really nice fluffy head of lettuce, a cute little basil plant, sweet strawberries, more green onions and some great looking broccoli.

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

May 16, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Sandwiches

Despite the fancy name, this sandwich does not take a lot of preparation time. I’ve made this sandwich several times and it tastes slightly different each time I make it…but all versions of this have been delicious. Because you let it sit in the fridge to marinate all flavors have a chance to meld together and the layers make it a pretty to look at sandwich to bring to picnics and get-togethers.

The recipe originally appeared in the July/August 2005 edition of Vegetarian Times. I changed the order of preparation. (Basically, letting the vegetables marinate while working on the bread. These changes are reflected below.)

Vegeable Pan Bagnat
Vegetarian Times
July/August 2005

1 8-inch round loaf of crusty bread, preferably with rosemary
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic (+1 for bread)
2 Tablespoons low-sodium tamari soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 6-oz zucchini, ends trimmed
1 8-oz tomato and basil hummus (Note: This time I used red pepper hummus.)
3 roasted red peppers or 1 12-oz jar, drained
1 packed cup arugula leaves (Note: This time I used a leaf lettuce.)
1 large ripe yellow or red heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Squeeze garlic clove through press into bowl. Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil, tamari and mustard, and whisk to blend. Pare zucchini lengthwise with vegetable peeler into paper-thin slices, omitting seed center. Cut mushrooms on diagonal into wide paper thin slices. (Note: I used pre-sliced portabella mushrooms and cut each slice in half.) Add zucchini and mushrooms to dressing; toss. Marinate 10 minutes; drain.

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

While vegetables are marinating. Halve bread horizontally, using serated knife. Starting 1/2-inch from edges, remove about 1 inch soft bread from center of each half, making hollows for filling. Lightly brush cut surfaces with olice oil and rub with garlic clove.

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)
Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

To assemble sandwiches:
– spread bread hollows with hummus

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

On bottom layer layer zucchini slices…

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Half of the red peppers…

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Mushroom slices…

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Arugula (or lettuce)…

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Tomatoes…

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

And, remaining peppers and grind on black pepper.

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Replace top. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap; place on large plate and top with heavy pot lid.

Vegetable Pan Bagnat (Layered Vegetable Sandwich)

Refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, unwrap and cut sandwich into 6 wedges.

CSA Delivery #5 – July 2, 2008

July 02, 2008 By: Megabeth Category: CSA Delivery

Happy day! Today our delivery included apricots! I am tempted to just eat them raw but I should research some recipes to use them in, right? I’ll research tonight…while eating sacrificing one of the fresh apricots, of course.

This delivery also included more collards, butter lettuce, snap peas and an oregano plant. We also received our first zucchini.


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