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.
There was such an abundance of wonderful late summer produce at the farm yesterday I literally couldn’t choose what to focus on. So I decided to share some new and some old recipes for several of these wonderful veggies coming our way, including lemongrass, radishes, bok choy, green peppers, tomatillos, raspberries, husk cherries, eggplant, cilantro, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 15–This and That
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.
My CSA week This past week I had a hard time getting to the farm. When Saturday came around and I still couldn’t get there I had to send my husband instead. What an adventure for him–his first CSA pick up experience! Never mind that he picked the husk cherries off the vine (alas they […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
Friends, I must appeal to you once more….please send in your favorite CSA recipes. I have only received recipes from two families out of about 500….we desperately need your contributions! If you know the original source of your recipe, please include it. Together, we can make a great Holcomb Farm cookbook and CSA guide. A […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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.
CSA Tip While in the PYO fields at distribution time, it has come to my attention that many folks do not seem to know how to pick tomatillos or husk cherries. Do not fret….if you are not familiar with it, how would you know? So I thought I would take a minute to discuss how […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
CSA Tip–Read, Read, Read I once took a fun and informative cooking class with Chef Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis. I distinctly remember him telling the class that to become good cooks, one must “read, read, read”. Cooking magazines, cookbooks, online recipes, blogspots…there is so much food-related information out there these days. I have taken […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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