Moroccan-style Carrot, Celery, and Leek Stew with Chick Peas, Kalamata Olives, and Dried Lemon

Here is a delicious stew for you. It matches up our organic carrots, celery, and leeks with Moroccan spices: dried lemon, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and cloves.  When the spices hit the hot oil in the pot you will feel transported. Exotic and intoxicating aromas will fill your kitchen! The dried lemon gives the stew a wonderful hint of lemon and lime, but if you can’t find it locally simply … Continue reading Moroccan-style Carrot, Celery, and Leek Stew with Chick Peas, Kalamata Olives, and Dried Lemon

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

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a heart-warming, rustic soup that’s great on cold winter days. But because it has a lightness to it, and isn’t thick like a stew, it’s even better for those busy cool spring days, to warm you up but not slow you down, as you enjoy the sunshine, new growth, and brisk breeze. Preparation Time:  15 minutes Cooking Time:  1 hour Yields:  2 quarts Ingredients: 6 … Continue reading French Onion Soup

Dutch Chocolate Beet Cake, Topped with Special Triple Cream Frosting, with Toasted Fresh Coconut

We always prepare hearty farm team meals that feature our organic vegetables and this week, we made a special meal to mark the end of the CSA season. We prepared a mixed greens and veggie salad with roselle hibiscus vinaigrette, an assortment of lacto-fermented and pickled veggies (watermelon radishes, red beets and Spring onions, takuan-style daikon radishes, carrots and cauliflower, green beans, and okra), a refreshing gazpacho, … Continue reading Dutch Chocolate Beet Cake, Topped with Special Triple Cream Frosting, with Toasted Fresh Coconut

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

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