Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

If you’re looking for an easy weekend day project try making this basic vegetable stock. You can use veggies leftover from making other dishes, and it freezes well for later use. We make two kinds of veggie stock:  clear and puréed.  We use the clear veg stock in clear soups, but when we make soups that are more rustic, creamy, and thick, then we use the puréed stock … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Stock (Clear and Puréed)

Italian Kale, Summer Squash and Spring Onion Salad with Quinoa

The summer squash harvest is coming on now, and kale is still in abundance. This recipe uses these favorite vegetables raw, by cutting the kale into a confetti-like chiffonade, and dicing the squash to 1/4 inch. It is delicious on its own, and also great as a side dish. Yield: 4 each  ½ cup portions Ingredients: ½ cup Italian Kale, fine chiffonade ½ cup Zucchini … Continue reading Italian Kale, Summer Squash and Spring Onion Salad with Quinoa

Tatyana’s Borscht

Delicious food traditions are held in the hearts and memories of many in our midst. “Tatyana” works in the gardening department at a hardware store. She originally is from Russia; she and her family moved to the U.S. many years ago. Gleaned from a casual conversation with this lovely lady, we gratefully share her recipe for borscht, using our beets and cabbage that are now in season. The only … Continue reading Tatyana’s Borscht

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

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