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)

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

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 Chutney (“chatni” in Sindi) is originally from India, and is the name given to a wide variety of sauces that were originally made in Indian homes but now made commercially worldwide.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

Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

With a population of 1.3 Billion India is the second most populous nation on the planet.  It also has 5 major regions and over 2,000 distinct ethnic groups, each with their own culture and cuisine, yet even with such diversity, one (of many) spice mix is popular throughout… garam masala. Recipes for garam masala differ from region to region but they generally contain cinnamon, cardamom, … Continue reading Spicy Garam Masala Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup with Tatsoi and Cucumber-Mint Raita

Winter Solstice Soup

We created this recipe for the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. This tasty soup celebrates the current harvests of several favorite crops here in Southwest Florida, making it perfect for the season’s holiday menus. Soups are a great way to use seasonal vegetables from week to week. Most vegetable soups freeze well, so don’t hesitate to make a big batch, and store some … Continue reading Winter Solstice Soup