Archive | July, 2012

Week 3: July 28

The rain made our harvest a little soggier this week, but will easily improve the quality of future harvests.  It has been a hard year for rain and most of the irrigation systems at our farms are very labor intensive. Singing Tree Garden will be on the Detroit Agriculture Network (DAN) Tour this upcoming week.  […]

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Tarragon Chicken Salad

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1-2 Tbsp fresh chopped tarragon Salt and pepper to taste Mix all of the ingredients together. Adjust seasoning.  Serve over mixed greens or on a sandwich

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As Good As Gold

This has been a strange spring and summer for farmers across the country, and it’s been especially hard for fruit farmers who knew early on that their harvests would be dismal. We had an exceptionally warm spell in April followed by a hard frost, which means that a lot of fruit trees blossomed early only […]

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Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash blossoms 1 hot pepper 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 half an onion, diced 1/8 cup fresh cilantro 1 1/2 cups of Monterrey Jack or Muester cheese, grated Tortillas (can use either corn or flour) 1 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons of butter Salt and pepper to taste. Method: Put the pepper under the […]

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Storing the harvest

Feeling overwhelmed by the produce piling up?  Don’t worry, there are lots of ways to properly store your goodies so they will keep until a less bountiful day. Carrots store well in a cool place for several weeks.  Cut off all but an inch of the greens, place in a plastic bag with some holes […]

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Carrot Top Soup

Don’t just throw them away!  The tender tops that come with your carrots are delicious in soups.  Here’s one that uses both the carrots and their tops. 1 bunch (6 small to medium) carrots, the tops and the roots 2 Tbs unsalted butter 3 Tbs white rice 1 shallot, minced 2 thyme sprigs 2 Tbs […]

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Week 2: July 21

Thankfully we’ve gotten some respite from the oppressive heat over the last few days, which has been great for us farmers. Harvesting in 100+ degree heat is no fun, and it’s hard to keep the greens fresh when the sun has been baking them all day. But the heat did bring us a wonderful gift…peaches! […]

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Sesame Kale Salad

1 pound Kale Leaves, Once Tough Stems And Ribs Have Been Removed 3-5 carrots, grated 3 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds ¼ cups Rice Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce and vinegar until completely emulsified. Set aside at room temperature. In a larger mixing bowl, […]

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Green Onion Pancakes

This recipe is a little time consuming, but definitely worth the effort! 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup  water 8 green onions sliced crosswise thinly (You should end up with about 1/2 cup.) 2 tablespoons oil Additional vegetable oil for frying Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl; add […]

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