Menu Plan June 1st–Seasonal Fruits!

onions1So it’s that glorious time of year again when things are starting to get fabulous at the Farmer’s Market. Here in VA, strawberries, asparagus and spring onions are the main superstars of this late Spring time period (at least in my humble opinion) so they’re the themes of this week. But you certainly don’t need to have them all together 😎

If you haven’t yet sent in a recipe for Sea’s baby shower, please email me a picture and the link to cheryl (at) eharrishome(dot) com. I’ve finally posted mine, Chocolate Strawberry Cakes, and I’ve gotten a bunch of lovely sounding links! I just need to get my act together now.

Also, calling all hosts! Please let me know if you’d like to have your very own week to host a menu swap.

I’ve done a good bit of cooking and baking in the last few weeks, but haven’t been good about pictures, writing down what I do or posting. So I’ll have to work on all that.

Turkey burgers with grilled peppers

Avocado, tomatoes and chickpea crackers (yes, I’ll post them soon, I promise!)

Lemon thyme salmon and roasted asparagus

Quinoa with garlic scape pesto and steamed broccoli

some sort of leftovers

Baked goods:
Chickpea crackers

Karina’s blueberry muffins (maybe)

From my garden:


  • garlic scapes
  • lemon thyme
  • oregano
  • rosemary
  • Serrano peppers
  • spring onions

from the market:

  • strawberries
  • asparagus
  • apples

Yummy GF menus:
Sea is joining us with a great, inventive menu as usual.  She and her DH have been on a real salad kick, so she shares her buttermilk dressing recipe.  The picture alone makes me want to run to the farmer’s market again…

Elizabeth was lucky enough to find artichokes at her local market, so she must be somewhere warmer than me!  I love the idea of grilled fruit, too, and wonder what she plans to grill this week.

Angela is quite busy as the year winds down for her children.  I am so jealous, she’s got a rhubarb patch and she plans to make jam.  AND she’s growing asparagus, too!  She’s got a salad with crispy chickpeas, too, which are delish.  Mental note: go see Angela soon.

Heather has an adorable 4 year old who seems to be a grocery list stealer (or hider?).  She’s got chicken vindaloo on the menu, which sounds great, and maybe she’ll share the recipe.

Wendy has such great pictures.  She’s got some of her bounty from the market, and of her herb garden, too.   I love the sound of the quinoa black bean bake.

Did I miss anyone?  If I did, drop me a line and have a great week!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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16 Responses to Menu Plan June 1st–Seasonal Fruits!

  1. seamaiden says:

    Lovely, and I love the chocolate strawberry recipe you posted- YUM!

    Here is my menu:

    As always, thank you for hosting the swap as the goddess you are!


  2. Ginger says:

    Things have been a bit crazy around here, still making a menu every week, just not posting it as I am on the road a lot right now. I will get a worthy post up soon – thanks for hosting just the same. Strawberries and asparagus galore in MI right now. Just pickled some hot dilly asparagus today.

  3. ElizabethG says:

    We must be on the same wavelength. I found strawberries and artichokes at the farmer’s market this week. Here’s my menu:

    Menu for June 1, 2009

    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. WendyGK says:

    I’m with you on using the in season produce. My menus rely heavily on my farmers’ market until the fall. Here’s my link .
    Have a great week.

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  7. Angela says:

    Thanks for hosting! I love your “from the garden/market list.” So inspiring and exciting to see what is growing elsewhere…

    My menu is up:

    The pesto is going in my recipe file as a must try when my herbs start kicking in. Thanks!

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  9. Heather says:

    As always, thanks for hosting and organizing the gf menu swap. Here is my menu for the week:

  10. Shellyfish says:

    Really looking forward to those crackers!

  11. Kimberly says:

    HI Cheryl,
    You are egg free, right? Well, I was wondering if you have ever replaced eggs with tofu before. I saw in an old Living Without magazine that you could replace 4 eggs w/ tofu and some nut flour. I can’t use chia or flax right now because of tummy issues. I am really wanting to make something ‘bready’ but every recipe I find that is grain free is really high in eggs! UGH! Just wondering if you have tried the tofu thing before:) Thanks! It’s nice to read a blog that is grain, egg and dairy free:)

  12. Kimberly,
    I am allergic to soy so I’ve never ventured into tofu-land. I’m not sure it would work, though, because tofu won’t give lift. but who knows! if you try it, let me know how it goes.

  13. Kimberly says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I wanted to let you know I tried your chocolate banana avocado pudding with a few minor changes. It was awesome! I posted about it on my blog:)
    Haven’t tried the tofu egg replacer yet. I’ll let you know if I do:)

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