Moroccan-style Carrot, Celery, and Leek Stew with Chick Peas, Kalamata Olives, and Dried Lemon

Here is a delicious stew for you. It matches up our organic carrots, celery, and leeks with Moroccan spices: dried lemon, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and cloves.  When the spices hit the hot oil in the pot you will feel transported. Exotic and intoxicating aromas will fill your kitchen! The dried lemon gives the stew a wonderful hint of lemon and lime, but if you can’t find it locally simply … Continue reading Moroccan-style Carrot, Celery, and Leek Stew with Chick Peas, Kalamata Olives, and Dried Lemon

Roasted Beets Salad with African Blue Basil Vinaigrette

We grow three types of beets; deep red, gold, and candy stripe.  While we have published a few beet recipes on our blog, this is one of our favorites as it focuses our attention on the colors of all three and the pattern of the candy stripe variety. We use African blue basil in our vinaigrette but you can, of course, use any type of … Continue reading Roasted Beets Salad with African Blue Basil Vinaigrette

Sauteed Beet Greens with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar and Greek Feta

Did you know that beet greens are not only edible, they are delicious and very healthy?  Saute them briefly in a little extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper, dress them in your favorite vinaigrette; we have a couple favorites, tarragon, and orange muscat champagne vinaigrettes to name two.  Add some Greek feta for even more tang! Preparation Time:  15 minutes Cooking Time:  5 minutes Serves: … Continue reading Sauteed Beet Greens with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar and Greek Feta

Lacto-fermented Cucumber Pickles

Our cucumbers are plentiful now but because Summer is quickly approaching they won’t be for long.  Lacto-fermentation is a tried and tested way of preserving in-season veggies for later use, and requires no pasteurization. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Lacto-fermentation Time:  30 – 60 days Note:  The length of time will depend entirely on the level of sourness you like in your pickles. Yields:  1 half-gallon (here) … Continue reading Lacto-fermented Cucumber Pickles

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a heart-warming, rustic soup that’s great on cold winter days. But because it has a lightness to it, and isn’t thick like a stew, it’s even better for those busy cool spring days, to warm you up but not slow you down, as you enjoy the sunshine, new growth, and brisk breeze. Preparation Time:  15 minutes Cooking Time:  1 hour Yields:  2 quarts Ingredients: 6 … Continue reading French Onion Soup

Dutch Chocolate Beet Cake, Topped with Special Triple Cream Frosting, with Toasted Fresh Coconut

We always prepare hearty farm team meals that feature our organic vegetables and this week, we made a special meal to mark the end of the CSA season. We prepared a mixed greens and veggie salad with roselle hibiscus vinaigrette, an assortment of lacto-fermented and pickled veggies (watermelon radishes, red beets and Spring onions, takuan-style daikon radishes, carrots and cauliflower, green beans, and okra), a refreshing gazpacho, … Continue reading Dutch Chocolate Beet Cake, Topped with Special Triple Cream Frosting, with Toasted Fresh Coconut

Italian Basil Pesto

Make this pesto recipe when basil is being harvested in abundance. Enjoy some right away, and freeze some for later use. Preparation Time:  20 minutes Cooking Time:  7 minutes Yields:  2 cups Ingredients: 4 cups lightly packed fresh Italian basil leaves, blanched 2 quarts water (for blanching) 1 tbsp kosher salt Ice water bath 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano 1/4 cup toasted … Continue reading Italian Basil Pesto