Monthly Archive June 2015

A Seriously Good Partnership

You may have seen Steph’s Seriously Good Salsa on the shelves of your neighborhood grocery store, but what you might not know is that Create Common Good is helping your favorite spicy snack get from Steph to your kitchen. That’s right! CCG is partnering with Stephanie Bennett, founder and namesake […] Read More »

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Westside Drive-In: Good burgers, great employer

Boise’s Westside Drive-In has been a local landmark since 1957– not only for its delicious food but for its classic, art-deco style. On top of its influence as a well-loved restaurant, Westside is also active and involved in the community with nonprofits like OATHS (Organization Assisting the Homeless Student) and […] Read More »

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Cool off & refresh with Farm herbs

It’s getting hotter and hotter outside! Beat the heat with these refreshing recipes that are cool to make and even cooler to eat– better yet, get the ingredients for these recipes at CCG’s farm! Mint Ice Cubes Ingredients 36 mint leaves 2 cups boiling water Instructions Place 2-3 mint leaves […] Read More »

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Grape Tomato Galore!

Take advantage of grape tomato abundance at the CCG Farm this year and try out this recipe – a perfect side for any outdoor party, or add some grilled chicken and make it a meal of its own! Grilled Tomato Panzanella Ingredients High-heat cooking oil (sunflower or grape seed oil) […] Read More »

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Rich & Creamy Basil Butter

Enjoy butter long after the summer ends with basil butter! This tasty twist is great to spread on bread, season vegetables, fish, chicken, and pasta. Pick a bundle at the CCG Farm and try out this easy recipe! Basil Butter Ingredients 1 1/2 cups basil leaves 2 sticks salted butter […] Read More »

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Stay crisp and cool in the summertime

Need a refreshing snack to beat the heat? Make this delicious mint yogurt dip with freshly harvested mint from the CCG Farm! Radishes with Minted Yogurt Dip Ingredients 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch red […] Read More »

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Summer Gazpacho

Looking for the perfect meal for hot summer days? Grab your share of tomatoes from the CCG Farm and try out this bright and cool Yellow Tomato Gazpacho! Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Ingredients 1 3/4 lb yellow beefsteak or vine tomatoes, halved 1 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber 1 cup […] Read More »

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Get your garlic on! Garlicky Baked Shrimp

With all the delicious garlic freshly harvested from the Farm, try out this tasty summer recipe!  Garlicky Baked Shrimp Ingredients: 1 lb raw shrimp, deveined & peeled 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp white wine salt & pepper 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) melted butter 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs 2 […] Read More »

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Big Dreams on the Horizon

Sifa, originally from Uganda, came to the US last year with the hope of becoming a nurse. Upon arriving to Boise, Sifa quickly realized the many challenges of raising a family of small children in a new country, speaking a language she barely knew, and searching for employment, all the […] Read More »

Posted in Trainee Spotlight