Daily Archives: January 20, 2012

rainbow beets
  October usually brings our first killing frost. The temperature goes a few degrees below zero and kills any sensitive crops that were left uncovered. Crops under protection can wilt a bit, but don’t always die. Frost brings mixed feelings. While we’re sad to let go of some crops, overall, we’re grateful to have a few less crops to harvest while we focus on bringing in the fall crops. Besides harvesting, we have a lot of work to do cleaning up the fields and readying them to go into winter. Once we have snow cover, anything left undone awaits spring thaw. […]

10 – October Recipes

This is a picture of a typical seasonal meal in our farmhouse kitchen: Whatever-Is-In-Season-That-We-Happen-To-Have-Near-At-Hand. We usually heat some butter, olive oil, or coconut oil in our much-used cast iron pan, throw in any vegetables (the vegetables that cook the quickest are the last to be thrown in), add some salt and any fresh or dried seasonings we feel like, and enjoy. One-pan wonders. That’s what our breakfast, lunch, or supper usually looks like. We like to say, If you know how to stir-fry, steam, roast, or make salads, you can easily and deliciously use any vegetable we grow. But it’s […]

07 – July Recipes

heirloom tomatoes
Photo of our tomatoes by Dennis the Prescott, https://dennistheprescott.com/ Recipe Ideas/Inspiration for eating seasonally and locally in September:   Fruit: Salt and Pepper cucumbers (snacking cucumbers): Cucumber Lime Paletas Cherry tomatoes: Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes: Heirloom Tomato Basil Caprese Salad Medium-sized tomatoes: How to Pickle Tomatoes Pattypan summer squash: Sweet and Sour Pattypan Squash Baby zucchini: Grilled Garlic-Marinated Baby Zucchini Zucchini: Parmesan Zucchini Beans, tricolour: Quick Pickled Dilly Beans Melons, Charentais: Charentais Melon Salad Melons, Cantaloupe: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Melons, Galina tropical: Tropical Melon Soup with Coconut Milk Eggplant: Easy Eggplant Lasagna Peppers, green/purple: Green Pepper Salsa  Peppers, […]

09 – September Recipes

Hakurei turnips
Turnips with White Miso Butter Recipe adapted from Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison Serves 2-4 1 pound Hakurei Japanese salad turnips 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons white miso 3 green onions, slivered Sea salt Trim tops and bottom root off turnips (keep the greens and wilt them at the end…they make a perfect and delicious bed for this dish). Section turnips into quarters or halves (depending on size). Melt a tablespoon of the butter in a skillet over medium heat, add the mirin, then the turnips, and cook for several minutes. While […]

05 – May Recipes

Mustard Greens
What’s in Season? Broccoli Raab: How to cook it perfectly Sugar Snap Peas: Buttered Green Sugar Snap Peas Beets: Braised Whole Baby Beets Beet greens: Sauteed Beet Greens with Herby Lentils and Feta Spring Carrots: The Secret to Sweet, Tender Spring Carrots Cilantro: Cilantro Detox Juice Salad Turnips: Pan Roasted Hakurei Turnips Radish: Roasted Broccoli Radish Salad Zucchini: Sauteed Zucchini Genovese Basil: Fresh Pesto Genovese Sauce for Pasta Purple Basil: Purple Basil Lemonade Cinnamon Basil: Cinnamon Basil Dessert Pesto Salad Mix: Mesclun Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette Sweet n Spicy Mix: Mustard Greens Salad  Head lettuce: Salade Nicoise […]

06 – June Recipes

rainbow peppers
Pattypan squash: Buttery Patty Pan Squash with Basil Tomatoes: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Parsley:Creamy Parsley Soup Holy Basil: Chicken and Holy Basil Stir Fry Mountain Mint: Watermelon and Fresh Mountain Mint Mocktail Anise: Anise Hyssop Sauce Edible flowers: Granola Parfaits with Home-made Chamomile yogurt and Edible Flowers Zucchini: Blueberry Zucchini Cake Butterhead lettuce: Butter Lettuce Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear Dressing Green leaf lettuce: Omelette Wrap Salad Mix: The Ultimate Salad Mix with Carrot, Cucumber, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Sweet and spicy mix: Mustard Greens and Beet Greens Salad Kale: Kale and Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta Chard: Vegetarian Stuffed Chard Beans: […]

08 – August Recipes