Chimichurri Many Ways

Summer is fast approaching, and that means grilling.  One of our favorite condiments or sauces to put on grilled veggies is chimichurri, a traditional Argentinian sauce made with parsley, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.  There are many other variations that include oregano, rosemary, lemon zest, and even sun-dried tomatoes for a red version. Classic green chimichurri with parsley, garlic, … Continue reading Chimichurri Many Ways

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

We have really enjoyed the tomatoes this season.  There are many ways to preserve tomatoes to enjoy them later in the year when the tomato season has ended. Roasting tomatoes and freezing them is one way to make sure you can enjoy them up to six months later. Here, we use Roma tomatoes, but if you use cherry, grape, or slicer tomatoes, adjust the cooking … Continue reading Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber 

The roasted and sautéed eggplant in this recipe has a satisfying texture, and the flavors are zingy and mouth-awakening. Many thanks to Chef Jason Osborne and the CTC Student Chefs for creating and preparing this wonderful recipe for this week’s demo sample at Worden Farm! 1 TBSP Sesame Oil 1 tsp Ginger, peeled, Minced 1 tsp Garlic, peeled, Minced 1 TBSP Spring Onions, Diced 1 … Continue reading Stir Fry Eggplant Relish with Scallions, Cilantro & Cucumber 

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   

Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

If you have ever had a sushi roll you may have noticed a bright, almost neon yellow colored component in the roll.  It is “takuan”, the Japanese term for lacto-fermented daikon radish, which we grow, that has been pickled with a number of different ingredients, in particular, persimmon peels, which is what gives takuan it’s most noticeable characteristic, color. The photo below is of commercially … Continue reading Takuan-style Pickled Daikon Radish with Turmeric

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Spring Onion, and Pine Nut Chutney

Who doesn’t love a great chutney? Chutney (“chatni” in Sindi) is originally from India, and is the name given to a wide variety of sauces that were originally made in Indian homes but now made commercially worldwide.  Go to most any supermarket, grocery store, or farmer’s market and you will find them but pasteurized and filled with tons of sugar and vinegar (for preservation). In … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato, Spring Onion, and Pine Nut Chutney

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