Bucatini in Chunky Eggplant Sauce

From the Washington Post via shareholder Eileen Hanning

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped One 12-ounce eggplant (unpeeled), cut into 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch by 3-inch strips 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more as needed 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more as needed 1 pound ripe tomatoes, peeled and […]

Roasted Tomatoes with Basil & Thyme

Source: a farmgirl’s dabbles

24 plum (or other “meaty”) tomatoes, halved lengthwise 1/2″ c. olive oil 3 T. balsamic vinegar 4 large garlic cloves, minced 4 tsp. sugar 3 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 20 large fresh basil leaves, julienned 1 T. fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 450°. Prepare a […]

Potato and Tomato Soup with Sage (Love Soup)

From wegottaeat.com

2 red onions 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for taste 1 1/4 pounds yellow, Yukon Gold, or red skinned potatoes 10 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, mixed varieties 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley […]

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

From Intern Leah Jennings

3 big tomatoes, any variety, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 cup dry quinoa (makes 2 cups cooked) 1/4 cup basil, chopped 1/4 cup feta cheese (more to taste) 1/2 of a small sweet onion, diced very small 1 clove garlic, minced small or crushed

Dressing 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar […]

Acelgas Con Papa y Chorizo

From on-farm shareholder Anna Kostecke


1 large bunch chard (1 – 1.5 lb) sliced into strips lengthwise, stems included around 1lb potatoes (or a little more) cut into bite sized pieces. I like to use small ones with the skin on 1 large onion finely chopped 1.25 lb […]

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Adapted from Gourmet, March 2008, via smittenkitchen.com.

1/3 cup uncooked white rice, long-grain is suggested but use whatever you prefer5 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), sliced 1/4-inch thick1/2 pound plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thickTable salt and freshly ground black pepper1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced3 garlic cloves, minced2 large […]

Stuffed Vegetables

From on-farm shareholder Ellen Berg

Stuffed Vegetables

Stuffed tomatoes

3 or more ripe Tomatoes, cut in half cross-wise, pulp and seeds removed

1 cup fresh ricotta

1/2 cup cubed Mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup grated […]

Garlicky Roma Beans with Tomatoes

From the www.thepracticalcook.wordpress.com.

splash of olive oil1 lb Roma beans (or standard, government issue fresh green beans), washed, dried, and ends trimmedminimum of 3 cloves of garlic minced or pressed (if you press, press them into a teaspoon of water to prevent burning)1 cup grape or cherry tomatoessalt and pepper to taste

1. Heat the […]

Raw Kale Salad

This tasty-looking and adaptable Kale salad recipe is from Arlington shareholder Claudia Olivos. Claudia’s website is at http://olivosartstudio.blogspot.com/It will work well with the Red Russian kale in your shares this week. You also can substitute chopped Garlic Scapes for the onion.

1 head kale, shredded Cherry tomatoes to taste (use a whole box) 1 avocado […]

Summer Squash Tacos

Here’s a great recipe from Arlington shareholder Anna Santos De Dios. You can use any kind of summer squash in this one!

1 c cherry tomatoes2 t olive oil2 small courgettes or crookneck squash [or other summer squash]11/2 T vegetable oil4 cloves garlic1/2 med yellow onion4 small corn tortillas1/2 ripe med avocado, pitted crumbled cotija […]

Gazpacho Soup

From longtime Arlington shareholder Jay Michney

½ onion, half of it finely diced and half of it left whole4-5 tomatoes, washed and cored (it will be best if you use ripein season tomatoes)4 pickling cucumbers (or 2 regular cucumbers), 2 peeled anddiced and 2 peeled whole1 red pepper, seeded, ½ of it diced finely and […]

Brazilian Onion Salsa

From “Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home” by the Moosewood Collective.

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onions 1 or 2 fresh chiles, stemmed and seeded 1/3 cup fresh lemon and/or lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley [or basil for a different flavor] 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes […]

Stuffed Tomatoes with wild rice, corn, and herbs

8 medium tomatoes 1/3 cup corn 2 Tablespoons white wine 1/4 Cup cooked wild rice 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or basil Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon olive oil  

Cut the tops off the tomatoes and remove the center with a […]

Simple Fresh Salsa

Salsa (literally “mixture”) is an easy thing to make with the summer vegetable s that are in your shares. It’s great with chips, as a salad, or as garnish, and freezes well. Enjoy experimenting!

4 medium tomatoes1 small sweet onion (Red or yellow)1 sweet bell pepperI small hot pepper (optional) or cayenne to taste1 cup […]

Sun-dried Tomato Spinach Sauce

From Arlington shareholder Katrin Van Der Vaart. From Serene Allison’s "Rejuvenate Your Life, Recipes for Energy"

Fill your blender/food processor with:Four big handfuls of washed spinach (remove large tough stems)2 cloves garlic1 large tomato1 tsp sea salt3/4 tsp ground fresh black pepper

Blend until smooth and then add:1/2 c pine nuts3/4 c sun-dried tomatoes (soak […]

Tomato Melt

This is Rachel’s lunch pretty much every day during tomato season.

Spread mayonnaise on a slice of wheat bread (best if both are homemade)

Put several thick slices of tomato on the bread, cover with fresh basil and your choice of cheese.

Melt the cheese in a toaster oven.

Crock-pot Ratatouille

This recipe from Rachel’s Mom is easy to prepare ahead.

1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 onions, chopped 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes or 1 large can (1lb, 12oz.) diced tomatoes 2 large bell peppers, cut into ¾ inch squares 3 medium zucchini cut into ¾ inch chunks 3 tbsp olive […]

Funky Pasta

From shareholder Lorinda Bosch. Lorinda told me that kids enjoy squishing the cherry tomatoes for this simple, very tasty dish. (I added mozzarella when I made it, and we liked the addition. ~Rachel)

Waterpenny garlic Waterenny basil Waterpenny cherry tomatoes (Optional: sautéed mushrooms, olives) Fresh shredded parmesan cheese (Optional: squares of fresh mozzarella cheese) Olive […]

Hobo Dinner

We had this at a visit to Radical Roots Farm, near Harrisonburg. You can cook it in the coals of a campfire, or you can also cook it in your oven or on a charcoal grill. It’s a fun meal! Have your campfire music ready for the wait while they cook.

A campfire that has […]

Best Ever Tomato Soup

~~From shareholder Patsy Leininger

6 medium tomatoes – peeled and seeded 3 C water 1 C chopped onion 6 oz tomato paste 2 tsp sugar 1/4 C chopped, fresh cilantro 4 ribs celery 4 tsp lemon juice 4 chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes hot sauce, salt, pepper to taste

Chop tomatoes, slice celery.