Archive | July, 2014

Light, creamy cucumber Salsa

In one bowl combine: 2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons minced fresh herb of choice 1 jalapeno pepper or sweet pepper seeded and chopped 1 garlic clove, minced In separate bowl mix: 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3  teaspoons lemon or […]

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Squash blossoms have a mild squash flavor when cooked. Filling Ingredients: 1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese 1/2 tablespoon chopped mint 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest salt & pepper to taste   Shell: 12 oz chilled pilsner,  lager-style beer or club soda 6-10 squash blossoms vegetable oil 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour     Directions for STUFFING To […]

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2014 Week 7

This week we have a couple 2014 veggie debuts: Onions and squash blossoms!  As we turn the spring crop beds over to fall crops, a lot of us farmers have been very busy–busier than usual! But the harvest has not slowed down. This box is brimming with the goodness that late July brings. For those […]

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Radicchio Risotto

4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 Tbs butter 2 shallots, minced 2 cups shredded radicchio 1 cup arborio rice 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese salt and pepper to taste. Bring broth to a simmer over medium heat in a large saucepan, then turn heat down to medium low, keeping […]

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Radicchio with potatoes and celery

4 small potatoes 2 large eggs 1 head radicchio, torn 2 celery stalks (or chard stems), thinly sliced 2 tsps Dijon mustard 1/2 cup loosely packed whole fresh parsley leaves Juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste Bring potatoes with water to cover to a boil in […]

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Endive, Radicchio, and Mushroom Salad

3 endives 1 medium head radicchio 2 cups sliced white button or cremini mushrooms 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 Tbs olive oil salt and pepper to taste Chop greens and place in large salad bowl.  Add mushrooms and walnuts and toss well. Comnine lemon juice and oil.  Drizzle over salad […]

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Chard Pie

Usually we make Spanakopita or Spinach Pie, but chard is an incredibly easy substitute for this incredibly delicious recipe.  Uses your dill as well: 3 Tbs olive oil 2 large onions 3 cloves garlic 2 pounds chard 1/2 cup parsley 1/2 cup dill 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 lb feta cheese 4 eggs lightly beaten 1/2 […]

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Chard Stems!

We’ve already told you not to throw out beet greens or carrot tops, now add to that list the stems on your chard.  Most chard recipes call for you to cut out the stems to prep the greens, but don’t toss them away!  The chard stems are delicious, and crunchy.  They make a great substitute […]

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2014 Week 6

The hot weather can be draining for those of us who move around in it.  But with enough water the heat-loving plants like tomatoes and cucumbers are thriving.  It’s coming into the most bountiful time in the garden. Like clockwork, the tomatoes start changing color en force, the summer flowers are bursting  open and the […]

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