That’s right, even we need to turn over a new leaf every once in a while, so it’s a good thing we have all kinds of leaves in our summer bins. We have big plans for our organic-loving patrons this summer and we want to bring more value than ever, so we’re returning to the blog to make sure you have all the tips, tricks, and information on everything local and organic.
Since it’s Memorial Day weekend, here are a few ideas for what to make using the produce from this week’s bin.
The recipe for this yummy strawberry sangria is by Erin, from The Almond Eater. Enjoy it as is, or throw in your extra blueberries and nectarines to make it fruit-tastic.
Tip: Use a Riesling or Moscato for a sweet sangria, or a savignon blanc or chardonnay for an option that offers tart and sweet flavors.
Nothing says Memorial Day like grilled food. Try slicing your leftover veggies and marinating in BBQ or Italian Vinaigrette for a side dish everyone will want seconds of (and clean out the fridge in the process). Read through Bowl of Delicious’ tips for the perfect burger, and add toppings like avocados, mango or beets to kick it an extra kick of flavor.
What to savor for dessert: Banana Cream Pie
Use this weeks bananas (it’s ok if they’re a little over-ripe), to whip up this summer sweet treat that will take you back to the good old days. You’ll need:
1 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked
3 cups whole milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten (and organic New Roots eggs, of course!)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Follow the directions by Food.com and send us your results. Hopefully it looks as pretty as theirs does, but it’s the taste that counts afterall!
How are you using your bin to celebrate the long weekend? Comment or tweet us with pictures or recipes!