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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 10–Tomatillos
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.
Hey folks, if you are looking for some cooking ideas, come join me for a cooking demo at the CSA barn for Granby Open Farm Day Saturday, 9/9/17 at 1 pm. I will be highlighting spaghetti squash, kale, and our wonderful heirloom tomatoes. Featured Item–Spaghetti Squash I’ve been slow to come around to spaghetti […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Featured Item—Husk Cherries Imagine thick vine-y bushes dotted with hundreds of small, parchment-like Chinese paper lanterns. Imagine peeling back the slightly translucent, vein-y papery husk of one of these lanterns to reveal plump berries that look like miniature orange tomatillos. Imagine, now, biting into that berry and discovering a sweet yet acidic, slightly floral burst […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
What I love most about this time of year at the CSA is the fresh, vine ripened tomatoes. I absolutely love the beautiful rainbow variety of heirloom and cherry tomatoes that we are seeing out of the farm right now. When I first became a CSA member and started experiencing this kind of tomato variety […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 11–Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes
Every CSA season we seem to encounter those weeks, typically in mid august, where the offerings in the CSA don’t change that much, and some items seem to have been around forever, like cucumbers, zucchini, and eggplant. At these times I typically take a different tactic than highlighting one particular vegetable (partly because I have […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Having grown up in California, Mexican food is in my blood. I get so excited when the tomatillos ripen because I get to make some favorite dishes that remind me of home like fresh salsas and enchiladas. After my day picking at the farm, I decided to make an easy Mexi-centric meal using up some […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Something New–Red Noodle Beans (sorry couldn’t get photo to upload–click here to view) I was out picking beans yesterday and came across this highly unusual variety. They are dark purple, thin, and incredibly long (up to 18″). As it turns out they are a relative of black eyed peas, but taste more like a green […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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