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.
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!!
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.
CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens. While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook. Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days. Thus […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
CSA Tip: How to Pick the Sweetest Husk Cherries Husk cherries, or ground cherries as they are also referred to, have such a unique sweet, musky taste when they are truly ripe. But many of you may not know that the best and ripest husk cherries are harvested not from the plant, but from the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I have written extensively in past posts about zucchini and cucumbers, which are starting to flourish at the farm. So I thought I would simply link you to posts that cover both of these vegetables in detail. I also thought I would link you to some new cooking ideas I’ve come across for these gems. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 5
Summer may be over for the kiddies, but it is still in high gear at the farm. Today I took the time to pick a large bouquet of gorgeous flowers. It never ceases to amaze me how fresh flowers brighten up my kitchen and bring summer to even the longest work day. If you have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
This week was a clean and purge frenzy out our house…closets emptied and reorganized, 15 years worth of useless accumulations thrown out or given away. Once I got the bug, I decided to do the same to my freezer. It is amazing what turns up in one’s freezer during a clean out. The result of […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Let’s face it…summer can get busy, which can make cooking all this fresh produce a challenge sometimes. Lately I have found a wonderful way to liven up simply dressed or prepared CSA produce…using flavored olive oils and vinegars. Supermarkets and specialty stores often carry flavored olive oils and vinegars, such as Meyer lemon or garlic […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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