Cured Organic Tomatoes

Curing tomatoes really brings out the flavor. This recipe uses Cherry tomatoes, but Romas and Slicers also work well. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 Pint          Worden Farm Cherry Tomatoes, halved 2 TBSP       Garlic, Minced 4 TBSP       Herbs, Assorted, Minced 2 TBSP       Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 tsp         Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp         Black Pepper   Method: Cut tomatoes in 1/2. Toss with Garlic, Herbs, Olive oil, … Continue reading Cured Organic Tomatoes

Worden Farm Kimchee

Many thanks to Chef Instructors Jenna Hartmann, Jason Osborne, and the students of the Charlotte Technical College Culinary Arts Program for creating and preparing this recipe! Main Ingredients 1 each             Worden Farm Napa Cabbage 1 each             Worden Farm Bok Choy 1 each             Worden Farm Carrot, Thinly Sliced 1 each             Worden Farm Kohlrabi 5 each             Worden Farm Spring Onions 2 … Continue reading Worden Farm Kimchee

Chilled Kohlrabi Soup with Herb Puree and White Turnip & Collard Green Crisps

Kohlrabi has a mild sweetness that shines in this recipe. This elegant chilled soup, created by the Charlotte Technical College Culinary Arts Program, elevates one of our favorite under-appreciated vegetables to new heights. Cheers, to the mighty kohlrabi! Vegan Version Yield: 1 Quart Ingredients: 2 TBSP                        Olive Oil 4oz                              Sweet Onions, Julienne 1 tsp                           … Continue reading Chilled Kohlrabi Soup with Herb Puree and White Turnip & Collard Green Crisps

Three Cabbage Cousins Slaw with Pecans, Dates, and Vegan Tahini Dressing

Napa Cabbage, Kina Savoy, and Bok Choy are all in the Cabbage family — they are like cabbage cousins. This recipe can be made with other Cabbage family greens, such as Kale, or Tatsoi. Cabbage family crops are known for being health-promoting. If you’re new to Cabbage family crops in your diet, you may be pleasantly surprised by their light sweetness and craveworthiness. A mixture … Continue reading Three Cabbage Cousins Slaw with Pecans, Dates, and Vegan Tahini Dressing

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

Chimichurri Many Ways

Summer is fast approaching, and that means grilling.  One of our favorite condiments or sauces to put on grilled veggies is chimichurri, a traditional Argentinian sauce made with parsley, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.  There are many other variations that include oregano, rosemary, lemon zest, and even sun-dried tomatoes for a red version. Classic green chimichurri with parsley, garlic, … Continue reading Chimichurri Many Ways

Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber 

The roasted and sautéed eggplant in this recipe has a satisfying texture, and the flavors are zingy and mouth-awakening. Many thanks to Chef Jason Osborne and the CTC Student Chefs for creating and preparing this wonderful recipe for this week’s demo sample at Worden Farm! 1 TBSP Sesame Oil 1 tsp Ginger, peeled, Minced 1 tsp Garlic, peeled, Minced 1 TBSP Spring Onions, Diced 1 … Continue reading Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber