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Co-op Garden produce: we’re currently picking zucchini, green beans and okra from our co-op organic garden! Purchase them for a small donation to the garden fund.
Organic tomatoes & pickling cucumbers: were received today from Laurel Horton’s garden.
2022 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2022. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!
Weekly Recipe: Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt & Dill Recipe at the bottom of this email
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UNFI — The next delivery date is Wednesday, Aug 3. The next order due date is Monday, Aug 8.
Happy Cow –Place orders by Saturday, Aug 6 for delivery on Monday, Aug 8.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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|Recipes and Health Articles Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt & Dill|
This cool, refreshing cucumber soup from Andrew Zimmern gets tang and creaminess from Greek yogurt and big, summery flavor from lots of fresh herbs.
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 5 cups
2 large European cucumbers (2 1/4 pounds), halved and seeded—1/2 cup finely diced, the rest coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 small shallot, chopped
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup loosely packed dill
1/4 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons loosely packed tarragon leaves
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Fresh ground white pepper
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
In a blender, combine the chopped cucumber with the yogurt, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, dill, parsley, tarragon and the 1/4 cup of olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and white pepper, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Season the soup again just before serving. Pour the soup into bowls. Garnish with the finely diced cucumber, red onion and a drizzle of olive oil and serve.
Find it online: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cold-cucumber-soup-yogurt-and-dill