Category Archives: Peppers

2017 CSA Summer August 12th

2017 CSA Summer August 12th

  • Micro Celery
  • Micro Color Mix
  • Watercress
  • Arugula 10×10
  • Yellow Squash
  • Gold Bar Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Thai Basil
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Anaheim Peppers

Micro Celery is great for potato salad, chicken salad sandwiches, as a garnish for any dish that calls for celery (easy flavor replacement and no chopping!), like gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya… Le Bon Temps Roule!

 

Micro Color Mix is a crisp fresh take on a fancy roll up: spring rolls! Add a few edible flowers, a sprinkle of micros, a pinch of baby salad mix, slivers of veggies like your Gold Bar zucchini, even fruit can be used to enhance and sweeten a spring roll. If you eat meat, some chicken, fish, crab, shrimp, eel, pork or steak will all work well tucked into the center of your roll. Think of sweet, tangy, salty ingredients for your dipping sauce. Since I was in a crunch and didn’t have plum or mustard sauce, I whipped up some honey, black vinegar, barbeque sauce & soy sauce into a dish for dip and garnish.

 

Stretch the meal! and serve your spring rolls on a bed of rice pilaf. If you have any of your fig leaves left, use them to infuse flavor as your steam your rice by just laying one on top before covering. I used cashews, black sesame seeds, grated ginger and turmeric, black pepper, and half a can of coconut milk to flavor the rice. With the fig leaf laid on top and cooked. Cinch a nice presentation of your colorful spring rolls!

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Anaheim and Bell Peppers

2017 CSA Summer August 5th Anaheim Peppers

2017 CSA Summer August 5th Anaheim Peppers

 

  • Makrut Lime and Leaves
  • Lemongrass
  • Gold Bar Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Thai Basil
  • Bunched Purple Sweet Potato leaves
  • 10×10 Mixed Salad Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Anaheim Peppers
  • Fresh Dug Ginger

Tropical Citrus flavors highlighted this week with Asian

Pacific favorites like Fresh dug Ginger, Makrut Lime, lemongrass and Thai Basil.

Makrut Lime can be frozen to be zested later, as needed, and then stored in the freezer. The leaves freeze well, too. The same method can be used for your ginger if you don’t like leaving it out on the counter.

While searching for savory recipes online for the purple sweet potato leaves, i came across an article that mentioned information regarding sweet potato leaves having curative properties and used as a measure to combat cervical cancer in women.Just a reminder that these Hatch favorites are a fine model for fashioning Mike’s decadent indulgence: The Pepper Dog. A farmer’s market favorite, his method is to slice long ways and remove seeds, stuff with cheese, wrap with bacon, fastening the ends to the pepper with toothpicks and grilling it until dripping goodness and wafting smoked pepper aroma, it signals done with

Just a reminder that these Hatch favorites are a fine model for fashioning Mike’s decadent indulgence: The Pepper Dog. A farmer’s market favorite, his method is to slice long ways and remove seeds, stuff with cheese, wrap with bacon, fastening the ends to the pepper with toothpicks and grilling it until dripping goodness and wafting smoked pepper aroma, it signals done with crispy fried exterior. Tradiitonally we dress it with our house made barbeque sauce made from the fruits of our labor.

 

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midnight harvest Turmeric and Ginger

2017 CSA Summer July 8th Squash & Peppers

2017 CSA Summer July 8th Squash & Peppers

  • Baby Carrots
  • Ginger & Turmeric
  • Calamondin Oranges
  • Thai Basil Cuttings
  • Potatoes
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Bell Pepper
  • Baby Salad Mix
  • Watercress
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber

Just a peak at a few of the creatures that visit the farm… the second photo at right was being shared around: accessible food brings new friends 😉 The deer and the groundhogs have been the worst for us, taking out broccoli, kale and a few others. We have replanted but hard to wait.. our sweet potatoes have been getting hit and we have been vigilant, transplanting from greenhouse kept cuttings. But squash is finally going fast, hence the plethora in your share. The thai basil cuttings include a few flowers and quite possibly some seed, if you would like to sprinkle it in a pot nearby your kitchen. Thanks for helping me out with the carrots: a section of plantings of carrots, spinach, etc, got overrun by weeds and grasses. Since this section needs to be dealt with, i wanted you to at least enjoy the delicacy of baby carrots and fresh tops before it all gets turned over. The greens are edible, can be run thru the juicer, be made into pesto, soup or dressing.

The photo of the juvenile constrictor, the black snake as we know them, against the blue background is to introduce you to a local friend that is sometimes mistaken for a venomous snake because of its markings. These snakes are a sigh of relief…less fear of stumbling across a copperhead. Only once have i seen a copperhead here, and nowhere near the busy cultivated areas of the farm. Now the black snake on the other hand…see ‘em all the time.

 

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