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Simply Fresh–Week 15–Lemongrass and Vegetable Broth

  Featured Item–Lemongrass Lemongrass is, not surprisingly, an exotic lemony flavored stalky grass often used in Southeast Asian cooking, particularly in Thai dishes.  Lemongrass leaves and the oils made from it are also used medicinally in teas, essential oils, etc.  WebMD reports of lemongrass: “Lemongrass might help prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast. …

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Simply Fresh–Week 14–Delicata Squash (and Bonus Spaghetti Squash Recipe)

Hey Folks, I’ll be at the CSA barn this Saturday at 12:30 pm conducting a cooking demonstration. Come on by and learn some delicious ways to use spaghetti squash, delicata squash, arugula, potatoes, eggplant, husk cherries and raspberries. Hope to see you there. Featured Item– Delicata Squash Delicata squash is the perfect transition vegetable from …

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Simply Fresh–Week 13–Fall's Opening Act–Spaghetti Squash

Featured Item–Spaghetti Squash I’ve been slow to come around to spaghetti squash. To be honest, I haven’t hesitated because it doesn’t taste good. I’ve dragged my feet because it is touted to be like spaghetti and, well, I guess I always preferred real spaghetti to the somewhat mushy strands that are meant to be it’s …

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Simply Fresh–Week 12–Edamame and More

Featured Item—Fresh Soybeans (Edamame) When I was young I lived in Japan and experienced a number of great culinary adventures.  My favorite experience, by far, was tasting edamame, the fresh boiled soybean dish flaked with pure sea salt—divine.  I loved the surprising “pop” of the bean as I squeezed it out of its shell and …

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Simply Fresh–Week 9–Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Green Peppers

  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 …

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Simply Fresh–Week 8–Eggplant, Potatoes, Swiss Chard

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 …

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Simply Fresh–Week 5–Napa Cabbage and Zucchini Galore

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 …

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