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Fresh Foods Wednesday #87

Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #87!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up

This Friday I have a super big treat for you, my loves! I’m going to be reviewing and giving away a copy of Erin Scott’s new book, Yummy Supper! If you read her blog, then you know her book is destined for real food greatness.

Yummy Supper Cookbook Giveaway - Erin Scott -

She’s all kinds of delicious (that sounded toats dirty – not how I meant it Erin!) and I’m more than excited to be sharing a copy with you this week. And by more than excited, I’m right orgasmic over it. For reals. The first pic in the series below was just the beginning of what the book entails.

Come back on Friday to enter!!

Remember about the Link Up: You can now participate in the link up via INSTAGRAM! View full instructions and how-to pictures here.

For those of you linking up blog posts, feel free to share your Instagram pictures too! Let’s get this party rockin’ & rollin! And as always, everyone is welcome to pin whatever you share to the group Pinterest board. Simply email me to be invited to pin.

This week in my CSA from Farm City Co-Op I got:

  • Yellow and green beans
  • Whack of carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Purple kale
  • Lettuce
  • Flat leaf Italian parsley
  • Gorgeous peaches
  • Green peppers
  • New potatoes
  • Pea shoots
  • Summer squash & zucchini (whoa. I thought the patty pan I got last week was big!!)

Fresh Foods Wednesday #87

A snippet of what I made from some of last week’s bounty: BC Fresh off the boat salmon and caramelized fennel with dill; The biggest patty pan in the world; Farm fresh tender peaches with basil; Those same farm fresh tender peaches with basil on pizza, aptly titled Friday night pizza night with homemade pizza crust, sweet grilled peaches, salty prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella, torn basil, shaved parm and balsamic reduction; pizza dough mess; Sauteed patty pan with boiled new potatoes and West Broadway Meat Co. Whiskey Maple glazed kabobs. Check out more on my Instagram Feed (because I pretty much live there).

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #87 link up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, eating and awareness. Please feel free to link up posts or Instagram images containing:

  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, small living, etc…

You may link up as many posts or pictures in a given week that you haven’t shared with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post.

Please make an effort to click on a few of the linked up contributions and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you’ve shared – because it’s always nice to know someone thinks we’re doing a good job!

And if you like what you see here, please feel free to include a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share. If not, no biggie. You can also follow me on any of the social networks via the handy dandy links at the top of the sidebar or sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter to stay in the loop with all things local food, real ingredient recipes and pretty much everything she eats.

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  • suzy
    August 20, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    It says it doesn’t open for 3 hours. You probably aren’t even awake yet. 🙂
    suzy recently published…10 ingredients tuesday – pan seared scallops from She EatsMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      August 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Oh son of a bitch Suzy! hahahaha… That’s all me. I schedule it to go live at midnight but evidently I chose 11am this week. Why? No idea. Stupid me! It’s live now.

      PS. I wasn’t up. But I am now. And it’s before 6:30am my time! lol… evidently I’m trying a new work schedule/routine.

      Evidently I also like the word evidently. I need coffee.

  • Kirsten
    August 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    LOL Kristi! I have to have my #IceCreamWeek posts up precisely at 7 am which messes with my Blogger In Pacific Time Zone dashboard. So far so good, and I’m halfway through 6 ice cream recipes in 6 days.
    Tragically (?) only half are appropriate for your link up–I mean, How to Make an Ice Cream Pie at Home is a good tutorial, but not really appropriate. As well.
    Instead, you get Chocolate Beet Milkshakes and Lazy Leftover Fruit Salad Ice Cream. You’ll survive, right?
    Don’t forget–the giveaway is open through the end of the month and is for Canadian and US residents.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kirsten recently published…How to Make an Ice Cream Pie at Home (#IceCreamWeek)My Profile

  • Miachel | Spiced Curiosity
    August 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Excited to link up a savory, summer dish: Shakshuka! It’s an egg dish with very rich tomatoes. 🙂

    Your CSA sounds amazing, especially with all the fresh summer squash. I miss my old one in Brooklyn!
    Miachel | Spiced Curiosity recently published…shakshuka – savory egg dish with rich tomatoesMy Profile

  • Vicky
    August 21, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Thanks for hosting. This week I’m sharing my Gluten Free and Vegan Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup.

  • Joyce @ It's Your Life
    September 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Looks like a great link up, sorry I missed it. Was going to pin the button so I would remember next week, but there is no button.

    • Kristy Gardner
      September 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      Hey Joyce! If you want, I can send you a button via email – just shoot me one:

      I just don’t require my linker uppers to include one is all but I’m happy to send you one if you like 🙂 Feel free to pin, post and share all you want!