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

Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Oil and Indian Five Spice (Panch Phoron)

Indian food is very aromatic and this dish uses “Panch Phoron”, a classic spice mix of fenugreek, fennel, black mustard, cumin, and nigella seeds.  The spicy and aromatic mixture of seeds may be used whole or ground. Our globe eggplants, carrots, and green beans are abundant now, so we are using them in this recipe.  We added carrots for their sweetness, to balance the spiciness of this exotic and … Continue reading Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Oil and Indian Five Spice (Panch Phoron)

Lacto-Fermented Watermelon Radishes

This is one of the ways that we like to preserve the seasonal harvest for later enjoyment. Lacto-fermented watermelon radishes are probiotic and so delicious, and they also are so beautiful.  This recipe uses no vinegar, just veggies, salt, water, and time. We love them in salads but check out the Extra! below for another creative and delicious way to use them. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Lacto-fermentation Time:  30 – … Continue reading Lacto-Fermented Watermelon Radishes

Caramelized Spring Onion and Roasted Tomato Herbed Galette with Greek Feta

Most of us in the U.S. have had sweet galettes with fruit-based fillings but we are going the savory route with this recipe.  We use caramelized Spring onions as the base filling and top them with oven roasted Roma tomatoes and Feta cheese.  We also add garlic, basil, and oregano to the half all purpose and whole wheat (both organic) dough to give the hearty … Continue reading Caramelized Spring Onion and Roasted Tomato Herbed Galette with Greek Feta

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

We have really enjoyed the tomatoes this season.  There are many ways to preserve tomatoes to enjoy them later in the year when the tomato season has ended. Roasting tomatoes and freezing them is one way to make sure you can enjoy them up to six months later. Here, we use Roma tomatoes, but if you use cherry, grape, or slicer tomatoes, adjust the cooking … Continue reading Oven Roasted Tomatoes