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

Chilled Celery and Leek Soup

As the weather heats up, here is another wonderful and delicious chilled soup, using our celery, leeks, and Spring onions.  You can enjoy this soup warm, but we love it chilled on warmer days. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Cooking Time:  30 minutes Serves:  8 (8 oz portion) or 4 (16 oz portion) INGREDIENTS: 5 cups diced celery (1 bunch) 3 cups diced leeks, white and light green parts only (3 small … Continue reading Chilled Celery and Leek Soup

Curried Curly Endive Soup with Romanesco

Many thanks to Chef Instructor Jason Osborne and the student chefs at Charlotte Technical College for creating and preparing this delicious recipe for our farm members! Ingredients: 4 TBSP Olive Oil ½ TBSP Ginger, Fresh, Minced ½ TBSP Garlic, Fresh Minced 2 each Scallions, Sliced 1 ea Jalapeno, Minced ½ Cup Worden Farm Yellow Onions, Fresh Minced 2 each Worden Farm Carrots, small dice 1 … Continue reading Curried Curly Endive Soup with Romanesco

Sautéed Escarole with Kohlrabi and White Beans   

Escarole looks like lettuce, but the flavor is much deeper and the leaves hold up better to cooking. The escarole is delicious here, but if you don’t have any available, almost any other flavorful leafy greens can work well in this recipe as a companion to the kohlrabi and white beans. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2 onions, cut in … Continue reading Sautéed Escarole with Kohlrabi and White Beans   

Green Beans with Stewed Diced Tomatoes, Tatsoi, and Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Green beans with stewed tomatoes is a staple on most Southern tables. In this recipe, we change it up a bit and add one of our Scotch bonnet peppers (whole) to the pot for a few minutes to give it more flavor and just a tad bit of heat. (Don’t worry, we remove it just before we add the tatsoi to finish the dish.)  Scotch bonnets … Continue reading Green Beans with Stewed Diced Tomatoes, Tatsoi, and Scotch Bonnet Pepper

“Are You Sure There Is No Meat In This!?!” Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed cabbage rolls, despite a vegetable-specific name, are usually all about umami; rich tomato sauce and lots of meat filling. Our recipe is vegetarian but we try to stay true to this tradition by using a filling that is rich with roasted veggies, barley cooked with mushrooms and mushroom stock made from rehydrating umami-rich dried mushrooms, and a rich, thick red sauce made with caramelized onions … Continue reading “Are You Sure There Is No Meat In This!?!” Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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)