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recipes • • • • drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled gingerly with spices, and roasted in the oven (so good!); if preserved in olive oil and kept in a sealed jar, can last in the fridge for up to six months sliced thin and placed atop pizza dough drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella; it’s never the wrong time for a margarita pizza! TOMATOES ‘M rs e t a stewed slowly and dressed with herbs, spices, and love for homemade pasta sauce; freeze for 4-6 months or refrigerate for 3-4 days peeled; cooked; accompanied by onions, garlic, chicken broth or water, heavy cream, and black pepper; and pureed for a creamy tomato soup Peas PEAS Sp • ud s PRO TIP: When freezing veggies you’ve cut or sliced, make sure to first freeze them in a single layer, (i.e. on a cookie sheet) overnight. Then in the morning, you can combine them into a freezer bag to save space. This method will ensure you won’t be ice-picking through a solid block of vegetable ice when it comes time to use your home-frozen veg. • • and DON’T FORGET: Extra veggies make for great smoothies, veggie chips, and crockpot heaven! combined with lemon, basil, mint, pecorino cheese, and a dash of olive oil, salt, and pepper, all pulsed in a food processor for a fresh pea pesto (add walnuts or pine nuts for crunch!); can be frozen or refrigerated frozen for an easy toss-in to a fall or winter soup boiled with scallions, lime juice, and a touch of salt, then blended together for a delicious and easy pea soup And remember, you can • • • sliced, marinated in a dressing of your choice, grilled, and added to your smashing summer veggie panini shredded and added to hashbrowns for a little added nutrients and extra “oomph” • • julienned or sliced with a Veggetti and tossed over salad for an extra crunch (just remember to cut out the seeds!) julienned for sweet or savory summer bread or muffins THE SQUASH FAMILY • • Swap and share veggies with neighbors Find out if your local care or retirement home accepts locally grown vegetables Bring your extra veggies to friends and neighbors who don’t have access to fresh ingredients enhance magazine | MAY 2016 15