Couscous with Kohlrabi and Chermoula Dressing

Ingredients:

2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced cilantro
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
2-3 c cooked couscous, cooled to warm temp
2 c peeled kohlrabi
1/2 c diced radish
16 kalamata black olives (optional)
1/2 c crumbled feta (optional)

 

Mix garlic, cilantro, parsley, paprika, cumin, and salt to taste. Stir in lemon juice and olive oil. Toss this mixture with couscous. Bring to room temperature. Gently toss with kohlrabi, radishes, and olives (if desired). Serve as is, or sprinkle with feta cheese. Makes 6 servings

Hot Weather Baba Ghanoush

I have long made baba ghanoush, but only this year was I so inspired to cook the eggplant outside to keep the kitchen as cool as possible. This is a flexible recipe and you may cook the eggplant in your oven, but I tried it outside and loved staying cool and loved the taste. The recipe may be cut in half. Experiment with how much of each ingredient you like. 

2 pounds eggplant (about 4 medium)

2 T tahini

4 T lemon juice

1 clove garlic (roasted garlic is also delicious in this recipe)

parsley

salt to taste

olive oil to taste

Place eggplant on medium hot grill and bake approximately 25-35 minutes, or until outside is charred and center is super soft. If the juice drips out, that's great. Let cool slightly and scoop eggplant out into colander or salad spinner. Let drip in colander for 1/2 hour or spin to get some of the water out (it will be creamier and thicker if you do this step). Add additional ingredients, except parsley and olive oil, and puree in food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Add olive oil, if desired, to make in creamier. Add a little cayenne or zatar to spice it up. Serve with pita, flatbread, veggies or crackers. Great in a pita sandwich stuffed with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. 

Sweet Melon Salsa

1 1/2 c finely chopped canteloupe
1/4 c onion, minced
1/2 large green pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 hot pepper, seeded and finely minced (or more to taste)
juice of 1 lime (approx 3 tbsp)
1 tsp honey or brown sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least half an hour to allow flavors to blend. Yield 2 cups.

From some unknown source in our deep archives.......sweet, slightly weird, and delicious!

Sweet Melon Salsa

1 1/2 c finely chopped cantaloupe
1/4 c onion, minced
1/2 large green pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 hot pepper, seeded and finely minced (or more to taste)
juice of 1 lime (approx 3 tbsp)
1 tsp honey or brown sugar (optional)
1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least half an hour to allow flavors to blend. Yield 2 cups.

From some unknown source in our deep archives.......sweet, slightly weird, and delicious!

Sweet Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp. cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 small red onion
3 ears sweet corn
3 medium tomatoes
2 sprigs basil

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix oil, vinegar, and salt. Finely chop onion. Add ¼ cup to dressing, reserve the rest for another use. Set dressing aside. Husk corn and cut off kernels. Core, seed, and chop tomatoes. Cut basil into thin strips. Toss corn and tomatoes with dressing. Sprinkle with basil and serve.

This recipe uses everything we have now in a simple-to-make, easy to enjoy salad - delicious!

Kale Salad with Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon

1 bunch kale
4 sm blood oranges, segmented, juice reserved
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1 lg shallot, finely chopped (or cippolini onion)
1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Wash kale and pat off excess water. If center stems are tender enough to eat, trim the bottom inch or two. If the center stems are thick, cut or tear them and discard. Slice leaves crosswise into ¼"-wide ribbons. In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon zest, shallots, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a good crack of black pepper. Add the kale and using your hands massage the dressing into the leaves. Add the orange segments and toss to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if desired.

From our shareholder Pam Ledoux, who says this is her "favorite kale salad recipe."  -

Tomato Bruschetta

4 medium tomatoes
1 T minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped basil (or to taste)
chopped parsley to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
hot pepper flakes (optional)
crusty bread

For best results, I like to chop tomatoes, lightly salt and let them drain for 1/2-1 hour. I put the strainer over the bowl and use the juice to throw into soup or stew. Add all remaining ingredients, except bread, and it is ready! It is great refrigerated too. If I am in a rush, it is also great with freshly chopped tomatoes. Delicious served on sliced sourdough or french bread that has been drizzled with oil and crisped in the oven AND with a slice of fresh mozzarella.

From Karen's farm kitchen - this is so good!!

Basic Pesto Recipe

To me, pesto is just a word for some green leaves, some ground up with some nuts or seeds, salt, oil and maybe some cheese or lemon or lime juice. It tastes great with all sorts of variations. Use the general proportions below and see what suits your fancy.  Or use whatever you need to use up from your share. I frequently throw in a mix of greens - a handful of basil, arugula and parsley, for example. You can use nuts or seeds or cheese, or not. As a general rule, green things in the brassica family, like cabbage and broccoli, get a bit on the smelly side when ground up. I usually steer clear of them for this use.

Ingredients

2 cups green leaves (basil, cilantro, arugula, wild picked amaranth, dill, mustard greens.......)

2 - 6 tablespoons nuts or seeds (walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds.......)

2 large cloves garlic or 1 garlic scape

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese

directions

Place nuts or seeds, cheese and garlic or scape in food processor. Pulse to chop finely. Add greens and oil. Pulse until smooth. Add a dash of lemon or lime juice to brighten the flavor, if desired, or pour it on top of packed pesto to maintain bright green color. 

 

 

 

Cabbage & Carrot Slaw

1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
4 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, garlic, cumin, oregano and mustard just until sugar is dissolved. Add cabbage, carrots, green onions, salt and pepper and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

This one comes from our friends (and former manager) Kerry & Max at Provider Farm - they love cabbage (among other veggies) and this is delicious!! 

Fennel and Kale Salad

Shareholder, Jill Shulman, passed this recipe on to us and said it was passed on to her at a potluck. Easy and delicious! Thanks Jill!

 

Dressing: 

(I like to make the dressing first to allow the flavors to blend.  Also, it is better to err on the side of too much dressing, rather than too little for this salad - the dressing softens the kale and makes it yummier). Just mix it all together!

juice of 3-4 lemons or limes

3 cloves crushed or finely chopped garlic (or to taste)

olive oil

grainy mustard (several tablespoons - you have to go by taste)

 

Salad Ingredients:

I large bunch of kale with spines removed, finely chopped

2 bulbs of fennel sliced really thin (I like to use a cheese slicer to make them really fine)

2 green apples sliced really thin

1 -2 cups of  fresh grated good parmesan or asiago cheese

Napa Cabbage Salad

This recipe was found in the Tassajara Cookbook by BFCT president, Peter Littell, who passed it on to shareholder Rhonda Newman, who gave the list of ingredients to Karen, who doesn't measure ingredients, who makes it for the crew. It is an early summer crew favorite! 

1 medium Napa Cabbage
1 1/2 c. gruyere cheese, (finely grated)
1/2 - 3/4c. kalamata olives, pitted & chopped
Dressing:
1/4 c. olive oil (optional)
4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (or to taste)
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed or 1-2 garlic scapes, ground fine in a food processor
salt to taste

Chop the cabbage, mix the dressing, combine and enjoy!! 


 

Cheesy Eggy

1 lb chard
4 tbsp canola oil    
1/3 c.  chopped garlic scapes    
1/2 tspn salt    
pinch of sugar    
3/4 c milk    
3 eggs, lightly beaten    
1/2 tspn thyme    
1 c. grated cheddar    
1 c. cooked rice    
1/2 tspn worcestershire

Preheat the oven to 350. Steam greens. Mix with all other ingredients. Bake in a buttered, shallow baking dish until mixture is set (about 20 min). Serve hot and cut into squares.

This dish was a staple in our home when our kids were little. And they grew up great!! It is a fool-proof way to get kids to eat greens. Even the most hardened "I only eat macaroni & cheese" kid yells for more of this, to the utter amazement and delight of their parents.

Pick Your Greens with Miso Tahini Dressing

This is a super simple, versatile, comfort -food recipe that we hope will make easy use of the ample supply of early greens. The dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for at least a week. The greens and sauce, on top of any cooked grain (rice, barley, farro, etc) or noodles, make a complete meal.

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Spicy Chickpea Stew

1 med butternut squash (or sweet potato), peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 pieces
3 tbsp olive oil
salt
black pepper
2 med onions, diced
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 c parsley stems, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp toasted ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
3 med carrots, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 c. chickpea cooking liquid (or water)
1 28oz can crused tomatoes
2 1/2 c cooked chickpeas
3-4 tsp Harissa (Tunisian hot pepper paste - to taste)
1/2 c chopped parsley leaves

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add squash. Add 1 1/2 tbsp oil, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt, and a pinch of pepper and toss well. Spread out in a single layer and roast for 30 min. Stir and continue roasting for another 15 min or until browning and cooked through. Remove from oven and set aside.  Warm remaining oil in a large pot over med. heat. Add onions and saute ~5min. Stir in garlic and saute ~3min. Add parsley stems, cumin, paprika, and 1/2 tsp salt and cook ~2min. Stir in carrots, and liquid and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer ~12 min. Add tomatoes and chickpeas. Raise heat, bring to simmer, re-cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 min. Stir in Harissa and parsley leaves, and roasted squash - simmer uncovered for another ~4 min. Season to taste and serve warm over quinoa or rice.

From 'At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen' by  Amy Chaplin

Winter Squash-A-Roni (VEGAN)

5 cups peeled butternut or other winter squash

12 ounces elbow or other pasta

2 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup tahini

1 Tablespoon white miso

1 Tablespoon umeboshi or apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

fresh parsley, oregano and bread crumbs (optional)

COOK pasta and drain.

SAUTE onions in olive oil until transluscent, add squash, salt and water. Bring to boil and then turn down to simmer and cook until squash is soft.

PREHEAT oven to 375. MIX remaining ingredients and add to mashed or pureed squash and noodles. Sprinkle on optionals and bakd 20 minutes until warm throughout.

Scallion Pancakes - A Crew Favorite

PLACE IN BOWL: 2 cups all purpose flour

POUR in up to 1 cup boiling water - pour slowly and mix until ball is formed (may use food processor)

LET DOUGH REST for 30 minutes, covered with damp cloth.

CHOP 1/2 cup scallions

ON FLOURED surface, roll dough into thin rectangle. Brush on 1 Tablespoon sesame oil, sprinkle on scallions and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll dough. Cut into 4 pieces.

TAKE ONE PIECE and twist 3 times. Make a spiral out of this, roll again and flatten to make a 5 - 6 inch pancake. Coat a frying pan with canola oil and sear until golden on both sides. Keep warm in oven while completing same process with all dough. Serve with dipping sauce.

DIPPING SAUCE

MIX together:

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup sliced scallions

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon maple sugar or syrup

Cold Chicken with Pea Pods

WHISK together:

1 Tablespoon lime juice

1 Tablespoon peanut oil

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 crushed garlic cloves

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

MARINATE 12 ounces of chicken, cut into 1 inch strips for minimum of one hour and up to overnight.

WHEN chicken has been marinated sufficiently, broil chicken at 475F until done, grill or saute until cooked.

STEAM 2 cups snow or snap peas, rinse in cool water, drain and chill.

WHISK together:

1/3 cup peanut oil

2 Tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

COOK pasta or rice to go with dish. Pour sauce over all and eat.

OPTIONAL: Cilantro, Chopped scallions and/or Toasted sesame seeds on top are great.

Orange Cumin Vinagrette

PLACE all ingredients together and mix. Nice when processed in blender, as it gets creamier.

1 garlic clove

1/3 cup orange juice

3 Tablespoons lime juice

1 Tablespoon minced chives, scallions or onions

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 cup olive, flax, grapeseed or walnut oil

1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds (the toasting of the seed really brings out the flavor - worth the effort)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt