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
There is nothing so frustrating as spending hours on a document, only to have it completely disappear into cyberspace. Alas, this is precisely what happened to my post this week. I had focused mainly on ideas for using the high summer veggies that are still plentiful, but that we may be tiring of, including eggplant, […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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.
Featured Item—Ailsa Craig Onions I honestly cannot imagine a world without onions. I may hate to cut them and they make me cry, but they are so much a part of my culinary world that I can’t seem to keep enough of them in the house. They form the basis of so many dishes worldwide. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It is one of those delightful weeks where the bounty is plentiful ….plenty of zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, lettuce, and eggplant but the tomatoes are not yet in full swing. Time to get creative and avoid the dreaded food ruts. This is where I turn to my print and internet media for ideas. The August […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
What an exciting week at the farm….the cherry tomatoes are ready for tasting and we have eggplant!!! Times have been tough for eggplant at Holcomb Farm in recent years. How exciting to witness such a great comeback. Great job farm team!!!! Featured Item—Eggplant Eggplant is one of those vegetables that take a bit of effort […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
WE NEED YOU!!!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a farm cookbook that is available to members at the beginning of each season? I envision it not only being a cookbook but a CSA guide, with cooking and storing techniques for all the different produce items the farm grows. Please (I am begging you) submit […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Another week goes by and we continue to have gorgeous, non-humid weather. Not sure that is so good for the tomatoes….I know the CSA has had trouble with the tomatoes this season. My own garden tomatoes are suffering as well…so sad. Yet with an occasional good tomato or two and abundant cherry tomatoes, I don’t […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Such wonderful abundance…I just love this time of year when the tomatoes and eggplant ripen and there is still plenty of summer squash and cucumbers! Weren’t those gold cherry tomatoes last week the absolute bomb!!! Like candy on a bush. The culinary possibilities at this time of year are endless and fill me with such […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
CSA Tip: Uses for lettuce other than salad Ok, I admit it….I HATE making salad. I will spend hours on just about any other kind of dish, but I loath spending 10 minutes putting together a salad. Yet we have had an abundance of lettuces of every kind this season at the farm and I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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