Archive | October, 2012

Napa Cabbage Salad with Peanuts and Cilantro

Although this salad can be made at the last minute, it does well being dressed hours earlier, making it good for picnics and potlucks. The salad: 1/2 cup raw peanuts 1 tsp peanut oil 1 large carrot 4 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage 2 cups salad greens 3 thin scallions, including some of the greens, […]

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Week 16: October 27

Hope everyone enjoyed the 2 days of summertime that got thrown into this week.  We certainly did, allowing a little extra growth on the greens, a little more incentive to pull weeds, and just some lovely weather to spend time with friends in the garden.  I know we keep saying it’s the last week for […]

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Week 15: October 20

It was a rainy harvest and packing night, but these cooler nights just serve as a reminder that the last few sunny, warm days are fleeting. Both Farnsworth and Buffalo St. put up quickhoops (metal hoops covered with row cover and plastic) today, to protect their crops from the cooler nights and extend their production […]

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Green Tomato and Corn Slaw

This quick and easy slaw is great thrown on top of tacos, quesadillas, or just mixed with some guacamole. 2 ears of corn One large green tomato or 2 medium 2 tablespoons red onion diced paper-thin Handful fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice 3 tablespoons rice vinegar drizzle agave nectar or honey 1/2 […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Summer is officially gone, and while there are plenty of green tomatoes on the vines in our fields they won’t ripen before the frost kills them. So we’ve harvested most of our green tomatoes, but these unripe tomatoes contain almost as many nutrients as ripe tomatoes, and have just as versatile. And in true Southern […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (ideally a paste variety) 2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp chopped oregano, thyme or marjoram 1 garlic clove, minced Pre-heat oven to 300 F.  Lightly oil a large shallow baking dish.  Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise.  Set them cut side up in the […]

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Week 14: October 13

Big events this week: the Buffalo Street chickens laid their first two eggs, butternut squashes harvested by the armful and all the potatoes harvested from Farnsworth.  Those potatoes and squash will sit in storage for a couple weeks, but in the meantime we’re still enjoying the perpetual tomato machine since we know it will be […]

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Week 13: October 6

Happy October everyone! It seems like fall is finally upon us. We all fully expect our first frost in the next week (October 9th is the anticipated first frost for our area), and are preparing to strip our tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants before the temperature dips below freezing to save those crops. The good […]

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Stuffed Peppers

4 bell peppers, any color Salt 5 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped 1 lb of lean ground beef 1 1/2 cup of cooked rice 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon of dried oregano Fresh ground pepper 1/2 […]

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