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

Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel, Orange Supremes, Roselle Hibiscus Vinaigrette, and garnished with Crispy Leeks, and Greek Feta

Our favorite salads always have a lot of flavor and hit every taste bud and texture.  This salad has it all: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami tastes, plus crispy, crunchy, and creamy textures. One of our friends makes a delicious roselle jam using the roselle hibiscus flowers we grow on our farm; we use that jam to make this vinaigrette which adds a bright lemony flavor and … Continue reading Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel, Orange Supremes, Roselle Hibiscus Vinaigrette, and garnished with Crispy Leeks, and Greek Feta

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

One of the many ways we enjoy our cherry tomatoes when we want something a little more unique is to make them the featured ingredient in a vinaigrette, a very colorful, sweet yet tangy one, that we think you will enjoy as well.  You won’t need a lot for this recipe.  Just a cup will do.  We use both our red and Sungold varieties, and … Continue reading Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

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

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Spring Onion, and Pine Nut Chutney

Who doesn’t love a great chutney? Chutney (“chatni” in Sindi) is originally from India, and is the name given to a wide variety of sauces that were originally made in Indian homes but now made commercially worldwide.  Go to most any supermarket, grocery store, or farmer’s market and you will find them but pasteurized and filled with tons of sugar and vinegar (for preservation). In … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato, Spring Onion, and Pine Nut Chutney

Vegetarian Spring Rolls (Lumpia) with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

How many times have you looked in the fridge at the end of the week of cooking and couldn’t find a lot of any one thing left but a little bit of a lot of veggies like a half a head of red (or green cabbage), half a bell pepper, one small carrot, a couple of green beans, a couple cups of sprouts, or one … Continue reading Vegetarian Spring Rolls (Lumpia) with Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

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