Photo of the Week

Happy Friday AeroGardeners! This week’s “Photo of the Week” winner is Corinne Davis, for her breathtaking dwarf Zinnia’s grown in the AeroGarden 3. Congratulations Corinne, please email customerservice@aerogrow.com to claim a seed kit of your choice ($17.95 Value).

04.24.2015 Corinne Davis

Photo of the Week

CHICKEN PAILLARDS WITH TOMATO, BASIL, AND ROASTED-CORN RELISH

chicken, basil, tomato

 

Are you hungry AeroGardeners? Want a great dish to start the week off right? Use ingredients from your AeroGarden and make CHICKEN PAILLARDS WITH TOMATO, BASIL, AND ROASTED-CORN RELISH.

INGREDIENTS

Relish
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons finely sliced fresh basil
Chicken
4 large skinless boneless chicken breast halves, tenderloins removed
All purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

PREPARATION:

For relish:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush rimmed baking sheet with 1 teaspoon oil. Toss corn and 2 teaspoons oil on prepared sheet. Roast until corn begins to brown, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Mix in tomatoes, green onions, basil, and 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper.

For chicken:
Using mallet or heavy-bottomed saucepan, pound chicken between sheets of plastic wrap to about 1/2-inch thickness. Pat chicken dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then dust with flour to coat. Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to plates; top with relish and serve.

 

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK WITH HERB SALSA VERDE

Grilled Skirt Steak w. herbs salsa Verde 04.06.2015

 

How about we start off the week with a delicious, flavorful Grilled Skirt Steak with Herb Salsa Verde! Use flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, savory and mint straight out of your AeroGarden for the mouthwatering dish. Courtesy of Epicurious.com!

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK WITH HERB SALSA VERDE
YIELD: Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup olive oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, savory, and mint
1 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 skirt steak (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, cut into two or three 10″ pieces
Lemon wedges

PREPARATION

Mix 1/4 cup oil, garlic, and lemon zest in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let marinate for 20 minutes. Add all herbs to oil mixture; stir until well coated. Let stand until herbs begin to wilt, about 10 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup oil. Season herb salsa verde to taste with salt and pepper.

Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to high. Season skirt steak generously with salt and pepper and grill until charred, 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a serving platter; let rest for 5 minutes, allowing juices to accumulate on platter.

Transfer skirt steak to a cutting board and slice against the grain on a diagonal. Season to taste with salt; return to platter with juices. Spoon half of herb salsa verde over. Serve with lemon wedges. Pass remaining herb salsa verde alongside.

Seed Starting Time!

Photo of the Week Winner 04.10.2015

Photo of the Week Winner 04.10.2015

This week’s Facebook Photo of the Week Winner goes to Augustine Marlowe for graduating AeroGarden Community Garden! The Seed Starting System is a great way to start a spring garden. – Happy Gardening and Thanks for posting, Augustine! 

Purple Hearts!

This week’s Facebook Photo of the Week Winner goes to Lorenzo Schenk with his amazing looking Purple Heart flowers growing in the AeroGarden Ultra. Thanks for posting, Lorenzo!10626581_706159299471062_1178161908076154103_n

A Wall of Gardens!

This week’s Facebook Photo of the Week Winner goes to Karen Manson with her beautiful display of AeroGarden’s throughout her kitchen! We can’t wait to see how your flowers and herbs grow in the weeks to come. – Thanks for posting, Karen!10523286_10154695495110657_4451485886770844340_n

Budding to Life!

Photo of the Week from Shawna Melton. This close up shows beautiful green leaves AND the most exciting part of growing . . . a tiny bud that will grow up to be a tasty pepper! Remember to pollinate the flowers when they appear; just a gentle shake of the plants should do it. And thanks for mentioning the ‘rinse and refill’ which can be very beneficial. Once a month just empty the water and refill with fresh water and nutrients. Thanks for posting, Shawna! Happy Gardening!10462627_10102755851423513_1170996714768240454_n

Personalize your AeroGarden!

Photo of the Week from Nathan Holmes, right here at AeroGrow headquarters. This is an easy and inexpensive way to personalize your garden. Have fun with your AeroGarden! Add some gnomes, fairies, action figures, or whatever makes you happy. Thanks for posting, Nathan.10608723_1515128402051971_2149700760892740592_o

Starting Poinsettias!

Photo of the Week from Andrew LeBanc. Thanks for demonstrating this fun and economical way to start Poinsettia cuttings using the Seed Starting System. Keep us posted on their progress, we would love to see them as they grow and bloom!10455396_10203521890581190_4621488870868224812_n