Featured Item—Greens Oh how I love the spring and fall, when the greens are plentiful at the farm. Right now we are being treated to spicy arugula, Asian salad mixes, baby kale, lacinato and other varieties of mature kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard. While this is a delicious boon to us CSA members, it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My week in food In the past readers have found it interesting and helpful to see how I have used my share produce in my meals for the week so I thought I would take some time this post to give you my week in food: Tuesday: Wild canned salmon on lettuce with […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I was so excited to see broccoli at the farm today. Broccoli is one of those vegetables that are loved by everyone, including kids. I came right home and made a warming soup with the broccoli stems and the beautiful leeks we have been receiving lately (see recipe below). I was reminded again how using […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
A Thanksgiving Wish Wishing all my readers a very happy Thanksgiving. My wish for you all is that your heart be filled with love and thanks this day and always. Since we usually spend Thanksgiving with friends and it is the one holiday I don’t tend to cook for, I’m not including many Thanksgiving recipes. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Vermont this past weekend and was actually able to relax and get in some pleasure reading. I came across this great paragraph on cooking by Michael Pollan in his newest book, Cooked. He is writing of all the things he learned (besides food preparation) […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
I understand that this week our CSA distribution will be heavy on mustard greens and arugula so I will address both in this week’s Simply Fresh post. I have written extensively about arugula in past posts so check these out for preparation ideas and recipes (click here) (and here) (and here) I also found a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
As the days and nights get cooler, I find myself making more soups and stews. For those of you who are new to the farm I wanted to refer you to my post on how to make veggie broth from vegetable scraps. This is a cheap, healthful, efficient way to use every bit of your […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
CSA Tip–Cook that arugula As the season progresses the arugula leaves and stems are becoming larger. This often means the arugula is less tender and often spicier in its raw state. No worries. If your arugula is too tough or too pungent to eat raw, try cooking it like any other green. It is especially […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
CSA Tip–“Stop and Smell the Flowers” I want to thank my good friend and fellow CSA member, Jody Larkin, for absolutely insisting that I stop each week and pick some flowers. Some days, when I’m hot, sweaty, tired, and irritable, this is a real chore for me. But I have persevered, and I have never […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Featured Item–Kabocha Sunshine Squash Kabocha squash is a general term for a variety of Japanese winter squashes, or pumpkins. Perhaps the most delicious variety of Japanese kabocha squash is the kind we will be receiving this week at the farm, sunshine squash. It is shaped like a squat pumpkin and has hard, orange skin. It’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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