I have taken a hiatus from my oven during our recent heat wave. After working outside, the last place I want to be is over my hot stove. This makes menu planning for week 5 a new type of challenge. Use my entire box, 2 dozen farm fresh eggs, heat up the house as little as possible, and create a flavor explosion for my mouth. Week 5’s box is packed full of old friends, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and cucumber, to name a few. There is also a stranger in the midst. Fennel. I did a little research and discovered Fennel dates all the way back to 500 BC. The Greek word for fennel is marathon. The Battle of Marathon was fought on a field of fennel. This hardy perennial flavors absinthe, wards off fleas, and helps soothe digestive troubles. Prometheus brought fire to man in a fennel stalk. Impressive herb!