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

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous Yield: 4-6 portions As needed Olive Oil ½ cup Celery, Diced ½ cup Yellow onions, Diced 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 1/4 cup White Wine 1 pinch Saffron ½ cup Turnips, Peeled, Diced, and Roasted ¼ cup Roasted peppers, diced, skins and seeds removed ½ cup Red Beets, Roasted, Peeled, and Diced ½ cup Spaghetti … Continue reading Root Vegetable Paella with Smoked Tomato Saffron Broth and Moroccan Couscous

Red Wine Braised Fennel and Onions with Stewed Tomatoes, Capers and Anchovies

Fennel is fantastic cooked, when its texture softens and its anise flavor becomes mellow and sweet. One common and delicious way to cook fennel is to simply sauté it with white wine and butter. Here, we switch up and put a Mediterranean twist on cooking fennel in wine, with red wine, along with a few complementary-flavored ingredients (our fresh onions, our canned stewed tomatoes and anchovy fillets), and charred veggies to further boost the robust … Continue reading Red Wine Braised Fennel and Onions with Stewed Tomatoes, Capers and Anchovies

Zoodles with Sweet Peppers in Red Sauce

Have you ever had those times when you’re wondering what to make the family for dinner and tell yourself that you want something “heavy but light” or “not really heavy but not really light”?  This usually happens when we’re also thinking pasta for dinner. At times like these, just run zucchini through a tabletop kitchen tool and turn it into long strings of “pasta”, or zucchini noodles, … Continue reading Zoodles with Sweet Peppers in Red Sauce

Canned Stewed Tomatoes

It’s January in Florida, and that means we’re in the height of tomato season here, but that won’t be the case once the weather gets hotter. So we can tomatoes (sauce, whole, and diced) to enjoy them when it’s just too hot and humid to grow them. Tomatoes are high in Vitamins A, C, and K, and the minerals iron, potassium, and copper.  Raw, uncooked … Continue reading Canned Stewed Tomatoes

Wilted Endive Salad with Warm Fennel Vinaigrette

We at Worden Farm have worked for many years with the Culinary Arts Program at the Charlotte Technical College, helping to educate student chefs about farm-fresh vegetables. The chefs will be at Worden Farm this Wednesday afternoon, demonstrating and sampling this Florida cuisine recipe, which uses many vegetables that currently are being harvested in abundance at Worden Farm. Many thanks to Chef Instructors Ron Westrom and Jason … Continue reading Wilted Endive Salad with Warm Fennel Vinaigrette

Cauliflower Couscous

Cauliflower “couscous” or “rice” is a great dish in its own right. Also, as the name suggests, it is a great alternative to rice or to couscous. We use our Roma tomatoes, parsley, and white cauliflower in this recipe. This recipe also works well with other types of cauliflower, like our purple variety, or Romanesco, a very cool looking heirloom type of cauliflower. The following recipe … Continue reading Cauliflower Couscous