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

Celery and Fennel Sauté

This easy sauté gives fennel and celery a starring role, with support from escarole and scallions. The textures of these vegetables combine nicely and and the flavors are fantastic. If using the vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and omitting the Parmesan cheese garnish, then the recipe is vegan. Either way, it is delicious.  1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and cored and cut into … Continue reading Celery and Fennel Sauté

Kale and Beet Salad with Tangerine Balsamic Vinaigrette

We love the combination of kale and beets. The sweetness of the kale with the earthiness of the beets creates a delicious balance. This recipe uses raw shredded beets and also the beet greens, plus some celery for crunch and pecans for a great finish. The vinaigrette is an updated tangerine and balsamic version of a classic honey mustard dressing. 1 bunch of green kale washed, de-stemmed … Continue reading Kale and Beet Salad with Tangerine Balsamic Vinaigrette

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

Escarole, Scallions and Salmon in Miso Dashi Broth

The Mediterranean meets the Far East in this recipe for escarole and scallions.  We poached a filet of salmon in water, white miso paste, dried kombu seaweed, and scallions creating a salmon dashi broth.  Once the salmon is fully poached we remove the salmon, strain the poaching liquid, add chopped fresh escarole and sliced scallions, and cook them briefly. We got this salmon from Maralee McGowen, owner … Continue reading Escarole, Scallions and Salmon in Miso Dashi Broth

New Year’s Resolution Tomato Tart

Tomato pies are a traditional Southern delight. Lots of the recipes out there tend to be heavy in calories and labor intensive. Our Worden Farm version is lighter and can be prepared in much less time. It is delicious, and healthy, and happens also to be vegan. This is perfect for a potluck, and presents beautifully. Serve either as an entree in large squares, or … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution Tomato Tart

Western-style Veggie Omelet

Veggies for breakfast? Absolutely! They are a great way to use up any that you may have leftover from making other dishes like soups. Many recipes call for either a pound of this or a cup of that but not a lot of veggies come grown to those exact measurements so use what you need to make your soup, stew, casserole or other dish and … Continue reading Western-style Veggie Omelet