Archive | September, 2012

Anticipating the Coming Frost

Last Saturday was the Autumn Equinox and while the days are still sunny and in the 60s (still warm enough to ripen a few tomatoes!), the clear nights are starting to get down into the 40s and even the 30s. The first dip down to freezing will end the season for a lot of crops.  […]

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Roasted Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

salt and pepper to taste Over 1 pound potatoes 2 large peppers, or equivalent vegetable oil 1 cup packed basil leaves 1 cup packed cilantro leaves 3 large garlic cloves 3 Tbs olive oil 1/2 tsp roasted ground cumin 2 large onions, peeled and cut into eighths, or 16 very small onions 1 pound eggplant […]

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Robust End of the Summer Spaghetti

1  to 2 pounds eggplant, peeled and sliced 2 large sweet peppers or equivalent.  Halve lengthwise 1/4 cup olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 garlic clove, minced 3 anchovies, chopped 1/3 cups parsley 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup Kalmata or Gaeta olives, pitted and chopped 3 Tbs capers, rinsed 1 […]

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Week 12: September 29

Have a great weekend, most of the farmers will be enjoying a party Saturday night as we’ve got a wedding to go to over at Singing Tree!   Tomatoes (Farnsworth, Buffalo St, Singing Tree, Fields of Plenty, Vinewood Knoll) Sweet Peppers (Fields of Plenty, Buffalo St, Singing Tree, Vinewood Knoll, Farnsworth) Hot Peppers (Singing Tree, […]

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Week 11: September 22

Well cooler weather is upon us just in time for the Autumn Equinox on Saturday. For us farmers that means we’re racing against the shorting days to get the rest of our cool crops in the ground before the days are too short. At the same time we’re continuing to harvest our hot crops, as […]

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Lentils with Beets and Mint

1 pound (about 6 medium) trimmed golden or red beets 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup (6 ounces) dried lentils, such as French green or black beluga 6 thin slices fresh ginger plus 1 teaspoon finely grated 1/4 medium red onion, finely diced (1/2 […]

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De-Stringing String Beans

Many cooks and gardeners question the need to snap each and every end off all their green beans versus just lining them up and cutting the ends off. Many modern varieties of beans don’t actually require snapping the ends off, but there are many heirloom string bean varities, like the ones in your box, have […]

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Week 10: September 15

Another soggy harvest but our summer harvest keeps coming as we try to plan out salad greens, storage crops and other goodies for our fall harvest.  Farmers keep busy busy right up until the first frost.  Enjoy your herbs (parsley and mint) along with all the summer veggies this week, and if you need more […]

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Pepper and Tomato Soup

This recipe originally called for yellow or orange tomatoes and yellow or orange peppers, but will taste great with whatever you have on hand. 1 pound tomatoes 1/3 cup white rice salt and pepper onion garlic 3 medium size sweet peppers or equivalent 2 Tbs olive oil saffron 2 thyme sprigs 1 tsp paprika 1 […]

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