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

Lacto-fermented Cucumber Pickles

Our cucumbers are plentiful now but because Summer is quickly approaching they won’t be for long.  Lacto-fermentation is a tried and tested way of preserving in-season veggies for later use, and requires no pasteurization. Preparation Time:  30 minutes Lacto-fermentation Time:  30 – 60 days Note:  The length of time will depend entirely on the level of sourness you like in your pickles. Yields:  1 half-gallon (here) … Continue reading Lacto-fermented Cucumber Pickles

Italian Basil Pesto

Make this pesto recipe when basil is being harvested in abundance. Enjoy some right away, and freeze some for later use. Preparation Time:  20 minutes Cooking Time:  7 minutes Yields:  2 cups Ingredients: 4 cups lightly packed fresh Italian basil leaves, blanched 2 quarts water (for blanching) 1 tbsp kosher salt Ice water bath 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano 1/4 cup toasted … Continue reading Italian Basil Pesto

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