Archive | June, 2014

Herbed polenta and Greens

A simple rustic meal that can go for breakfast lunch or dinner.  I ate it tonight with a fried egg over top, but it would be fine without or with an added meat. Herbed polenta 4 cups water or broth (if you use water add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter) 1 cup cornmeal […]

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How do you kale?

This past CSA pack us farmers were having a fight friendly disagreement about whether the best way to eat kale was raw or cooked.  How do you use kale?  Either way here are some ideas from past blog posts: Kale Chips Kale and Swiss Chard Soup with Navy Beans Basil/Kale Pesto Sesame Kale Salad How […]

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Garlic Flavored Green Beans

My sister once described garlic scapes as “garlic flavored green beans.” After that, in addition to using them as a substitute for regular garlic cloves, I started steaming them and eating them with melted butter and lemon juice with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. I suggest you try it, especially with the tenderonies […]

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End Salad Boredom

It happens to the best of us, even the most diehard salad lovers: salad boredom. It’s a thing (and if it wasn’t, it is now). It’s the moment you have a fridge full of  fresh greens but cannot take one more bite of the same old vinaigrette–or whatever dressing rut you fell into. There are […]

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For the Love of Kale

A few years ago I  let a teacher bring her cooking class to the farm I was working at. I watched as she asked the kids to roll up their sleeves, wash their hands and then massage the kale I provided using olive oil as massage oil. It was a bizarre sight. At first I thought […]

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Italian Kale (or Beet Greens)

1 bunch kale (or beet greens or Swiss chard), stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, (or 3-4 garlic scapes), minced 1.5 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and ground black pepper to taste  Add olive oil to pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot (but not burning) add the chopped kale and toss […]

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2014 Week 2

This week’s box has a great headliner: Fresh Detroit strawberries! That’s, of course, on top of lots of other goodness harvested just this morning. Getting caught out in today’s sporadic downpours was actually good for the produce; The humidity and cooler air  helped us keep all the greens happy and wilt-free after harvest. Hopefully all […]

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Garlic Scapes

What the heck are those?  We get a lot of that this time of year at the farmer’s markets, and we don’t even need them to clarify, we know they are talking about garlic scapes.  Garlic scapes are the flower of a garlic plant, it pops out right before the garlic starts to separate into […]

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