Featured item—Tomatillos My love affair with tomatillos is fairly new, as the tomatillo and I were formally introduced only about 10 years ago. Before that, my amour was salsa verde, the tart, green, vibrant sauce you could find only in Mexican restaurants served as either a salsa or a sauce. I was a huge fan […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Perhaps my favorite item each year at the farm is the candy-like cherry tomatoes we get to pick on our own. I thought I would highlight them this week, as well as offer a few recipes containing eggplant and green peppers, as they are still plentiful and likely to be in each day’s distribution […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I love mid summer at the farm. This week I will focus mainly on one of my all time mid-summer favorites, Eggplant, but will also include recipes for potatoes and Swiss Chard (and even Shishito peppers) Featured Item—Eggplant Eggplant is one of those vegetables that take a bit of effort to get behind, but once […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The word from farmer Joe this week is that the distribution is going to be a bit of a mish mash with items likely to be different each distribution day. So rather than focus on specific vegetables this week, I thought I would focus on a technique–Stuffed Vegetables. So many of the items we are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Need more inspiration for your CSA food prep? Learn traditional and healthy ways to make use of local, fresh produce. Free!! Sarah Leathers of Healing Meals is going to conduct two cooking demonstrations at the Granby Senior Center. Healing Meals is a nonprofit organization that delivers healthy food to individuals facing a health crisis and is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
First, a note on peppers. It is now pepper season at the farm…sweet green peppers, a variety of pick your own hot peppers, and peppers in between. Two varieties, shishito and Padron peppers, are less familiar to folks so I have highlighted them below. I am also including a couple of unique recipes for cabbage […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
And the Napa cabbage keeps coming….. Try this refreshing slaw if you are looking for new ideas: Save Print Napa Cabbage Slaw with Peaches and Creamy Poppyseed Dressing Serves: 4-6 Ingredients – 1 small/medium Napa cabbage, thinly sliced, rinsed and dried – 2 firm ripe peaches, peeled, cut into thin slices, then cut in ½ […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 5–Napa Cabbage and Zucchini Galore
What a better CSA based dish to bring to a Fourth of July party than a salad! With the produce items we will be receiving this week, there should be plenty of salad ingredients for a wide range of types of salads. Here are some of my new and old favorites. In the meantime, some of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on CSA Fourth of July Salads!!
Once again, I am trying to focus my articles on items that will be in the shares most days of the week. This week I am including Napa cabbage and kohlrabi, both items that can sometimes stump the most creative of us cooks. Napa Cabbage Napa Cabbage can be a bit confusing. It is a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 3–Napa Cabbage and Kohlrabi
Garlic Scapes Garlic scapes are the stems that grow up from garlic bulbs. Think somewhat tough scallions that taste like a mild version of bright fresh garlic. Garlic scapes can be eaten raw or cooked, whole or chopped. They can be pickled, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or used in pestos. The stems can be tough, however, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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