From CSA member Jacqui Wiltinger 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 medium oranges 1 TB olive oil 1 TB red wine vinegar salt and pepper 2 TB sweetened, dried cranberries Place the sliced fennel in a salad bowl. Slice oranges to divide flesh sections and add to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, … Continue reading Fennel Salad
Source: Simply in Season 1 c. flour ½ c. whole wheat pastry flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt Mix ingredients ½ c. butter or oil ½ c. milk Mix in butter or oil until crumbly. Add milk. Mix with for until a ball of soft dough forms. Press into 9 x 13” … Continue reading Fruit Platz
Source: Simply in Season 2 large yellow tomatoes, diced 2 large red tomatoes, diced ½ c. mozzarella cheese, diced ½ c. green olives, chopped ½ c. olive oil ½ c. fresh basil, chopped 2 TB lemon peel, grated 1 TB capers or dill pickles, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Slice … Continue reading Bruschetta with Grilled Bread
Now I am going to rant In the great hullabaloo/debate/yelling contest about health care reform over the past few months, I've become completely overwhelmed. The arguments all start running together, and it's difficult to take in any more ideas or arguments. Probably many of you have already stop reading after seeing the words "health care … Continue reading Health Care Reform
Source: The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two via CSA member Anne Tisel 4 lbs red tomatoes 2 large onions, chopped 6 oz raisins 4 oz pitted prunes, sliced 1 ¼ c. cider vinegar ½ c. brown sugar 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 ½ TB salt ½ tsp ground cloves 1 ½ tsp ground … Continue reading Tomato Chutney
Source: From Asparagus to Zucchini 3rd ed. 1 TB butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 quarts tomatoes, with juice pinch of sugar ½ c. fresh basil salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan cheese to taste Heat butter in skillet. Saute garlic, carrots, and celery. Add tomatoes and simmer 20 … Continue reading Tomato Soup
Source: Simply in Season ½ c. onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp dry mustard ½ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp ground turmeric ¼ tsp ground coriander 1 c. kohlrabi, peeled and chopped 1 c. potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 c. tomatoes, chopped ½ c. water ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp sugar ½ c. … Continue reading Kohlrabi with Peas and Potato
Source: CSA member Susan Hutterer 1 medium or large eggplant Olive oil 1 TB sesame oil 1 TB soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced Make sauce of the sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic. Set aside. Slice eggplant into slices about ½” thick or smaller. Spread olive oil on both sides of each slice. Lay … Continue reading Grilled Eggplant
Lycopersicum escultentum Despite their strong association with Italian cooking, tomatoes were originally a New World crop native to Peru and cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas as early as the 8th century. They were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century, when Spanish explorers took them on their return voyages. The Italians first accepted … Continue reading Getting the flavor of Tomatoes!
Foeniculum vulgaris So the good news: fennel is closely related to carrots, celery, parsley, and dill, members of the Umbel family. The bad news: It doesn’t really taste much like them. Fennel is a beast of its own stripe, with a rich history of people trying to figure out what to do with it. In … Continue reading Getting the flavor of Fennel!