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Celery and Fennel Sauté

This easy sauté gives fennel and celery a starring role, with support from escarole and scallions. The textures of these vegetables combine nicely and and the flavors are fantastic. If using the vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and omitting the Parmesan cheese garnish, then the recipe is vegan. Either way, it is delicious.  1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and cored and cut into … Continue reading Celery and Fennel Sauté

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Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

With a population of 1.3 Billion India is the second most populous nation on the planet.  It also has 5 major regions and over 2,000 distinct ethnic groups, each with their own culture and cuisine, yet even with such diversity, one (of many) spice mix is popular throughout… garam masala. Recipes for garam masala differ from region to region but they generally contain cinnamon, cardamom, … Continue reading Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

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Baby Greens Soup with Coconut Milk, Sweet Curry, and Tamarind

We call this soup “baby greens” because we’ve tried using spinach and arugula, baby bok choy and spinach, mizuna and baby bok choy, and while the final flavors for each version were somewhat different from each, they were all very delicious. You could almost have a “make your own soup” kind of dinner, or you can put all of your favorite baby greens in and enjoy … Continue reading Baby Greens Soup with Coconut Milk, Sweet Curry, and Tamarind

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Dill and Almond Pesto with Meyer Lemon Juice

We put so much dill in the bunches we provide our CSA and farmer’s market customers that we often get the question “what can I do with all this dill?” Here is one great way to use the entire bunch but be forewarned.  After you try this dill and almond pesto you may end up wanting to get more than just one bunch of dill. … Continue reading Dill and Almond Pesto with Meyer Lemon Juice

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Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

This is the winning recipe from yesterday’s Worden Farm – Charlotte Technical Center Student Chef Veggie Box Challenge. Congratulations to Student Chef Daniel Ulmaniec!   Shrimp Broth 1 lbs                            Shrimp Shells 6oz                              Carrots 4oz                              Onions 2oz                              Celery 4oz                              Roma Tomatoes 1oz                              Tomato Paste As needed                   Olive Oil ½ cup                          White Wine 3qts                             Water … Continue reading Escarole Wrapped Organic Vegetable Stir Fry with Habanero Shrimp Broth and Bok Choy Kim Chee

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Worden Farm Field Notes: February 14, 2017

Worden Farm has worked for many years with the Culinary Arts program at Charlotte Technical College to help with the training of our community’s future food service professionals. They, in turn, help Worden Farm in our mission to teach community members how to prepare fresh vegetables. Today at the Charlotte Technical College, the student chefs had a special Worden Farm Veggie Box Challenge. Student Chefs received … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: February 14, 2017

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Glazed Beets with Florida Sour Orange Juice and Honey, Candied Ginger and Orange Peel

One of our favorite root veggies is beets!  We love them raw in salads, pickled, roasted, even in desserts. Glazed beets are often associated as a sweet side dish but this recipe tips the scale to where it may be used in either savory and sweet dishes.  The best comparison we can make is cranberry sauce, and that’s because of the addition of Florida sour … Continue reading Glazed Beets with Florida Sour Orange Juice and Honey, Candied Ginger and Orange Peel