Recipes


7
Sep 11

Tomatillo

Tomatillos This weeks CSA vegetable profile is the little understood Tomatillo. This little vegetable is not a familiar one to many people. They have an interesting look very much like a paper lantern. In fact, most people do not realize that these are even vegetables. The tomatillo goes as far back as the Aztec culture. […]

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18
Aug 11

Green, Yellow & Purple Beans

Beans! Beans are the topic of the week! Those of you in the same CSA as I am will have noticed that we have had some purple beans in our bags the last couple of weeks. I like to call these magic beans since they seem to shed their dark purple color when cooked and […]

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7
Aug 11

Beets and Beet Greens

Beets & Beet Greens This weeks article is about beets and beet greens.  My CSA farmer tells me she is getting lots of questions about beets in particular so I’ve decided to talk about both the beet itself and the green tops.   Beets Both the red beet and the greens from this wonderful vegetable […]

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25
Jul 11

Summer Squash

Summer in Ontario and the summer squash is at it’s most beautiful best. There are two seasons of squash, summer and winter. The summer squash’s tend to be softer and more succulent. This is due to the fact that summer squash has edible skin, soft seeds and tends to carry more water than winter squash. […]

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15
Jul 11

Swiss Chard & Peas

  Swiss Chard & Peas This week my CSA farmer has asked for information on swiss chard and peas.   Everyone is familiar with peas but I find lots of people are not as familiar with swiss chard so lets start there.   Swiss Chard Swiss chard has been renowned for it’s healing abilities for thousands […]

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10
Jul 11

Kohlrabi & Kale Recipes & Info

This week we will be talking about two vegetables that most people are not very familiar with. My CSA farmer Candace Wormsbecker of Transpire Organic, is calling this the week of the K’s! Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is mysterious because not very many people actually know what it is. It’s a bulb that tastes […]

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4
Jul 11

CSA Veggies – Chinese Cabbage and Garlic Scapes

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and get involved in a CSA this year for your summer veggies. Congratulations! It’s a great way to receive extremely fresh vegetables and learn some new ways of preparing foods at the same time. Instead of buying things specifically for a recipe, you find yourself with a bag […]

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24
Apr 11

Spinach and Roasted Nut Salad

Spinach and Roasted Nut Salad About 8 cups of spinach washed and spin dried 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons of the best white wine vinegar you can afford About ¼ tsp. of worchestershire sauce A few shakes of an herbal salt of your choice. I use Redmonds. This salad is also delicious with some […]

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24
Apr 11

Bone-In Ham with Maple-Apple-Cherry Sauce

Ingredients 5 lb. fresh bone-in ham with skin on half of ham (I used a local pastured Berkshire ham) 3/4 cup maple syrup ½ cup apple/cherry butter 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon black pepper To make the glaze combine everything except the ham […]

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27
Oct 10

Health Promoting Bone Broth (For soups or drinking)

The idea with bone broth is to extract minerals from the bones while enriching the liquid with minerals and vitamins from vegetables.  Choose bones that are from organic or 100% grass raised animals and ask your butcher to cut the bones up for you so that you can see the marrow.  Some meat on the […]

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