Week 10 Newsletter

In your box: --Basil --Carrots --Cucumbers --Eggplant or cherry tomatoes --Head lettuce --Summer Squash --Sweet onion --Sweet pepper --Tomatoes This week finds us just past halfway through our growing season this year. After such horrible growing conditions in the spring, we've been rewarded with one of the best summers I can remember. We've had enough … Continue reading Week 10 Newsletter

Spicy Eggplant Recipe

from CSA members the Kinneberg family 2 tablespoons vegetable oil4 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 onions, thinly sliced1 tablespoon minced garlic2 tablespoons soy sauce2 tablespoons water1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce1 teaspoon white sugarground black pepper to taste1/2 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil Heat 2 tablespoons of oil … Continue reading Spicy Eggplant Recipe

Week 9 Newsletter

In your box: --Beans or eggplant --Beets --Cucumbers --Kale --Head lettuce --Summer Squash --Sweet onion --Sweet pepper --Tomatoes This week marks the unofficial start of the peak of tomato season, a glorious stretch of three or four weeks where every meal, passing car and visitor are in danger of being smothered in fresh tomatoes from … Continue reading Week 9 Newsletter

Week 8 Newsletter

In your box: --Beans --Broccoli --Carrots --Chard --Cucumbers --Eggplant or Cherry tomatoes --Escarole --Green Onions --Summer Squash --Tomatoes I wanted to start with a plug for the 14th annual Garlic Festival, coming up this Saturday in Hutchinson. Full disclosure: yes, I am on the planning committee. And yes, I really love garlic. This is a … Continue reading Week 8 Newsletter

Ratatouille

1 onion, sliced thin2 garlic cloves, minced5 tablespoons olive oila 3/4-pound eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)1 small zucchini, scrubbed, quartered lengthwise, and cut into thin slices1 red bell pepper, chopped3/4 pound small ripe tomatoes, chopped coarse (about 1 1/4 cups)1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled1/8 teaspoon ground coriander1/4 teaspoon … Continue reading Ratatouille

Week 7 Newsletter

In your box: --Basil --Beans --Broccoli --Cucumbers --Green Onions --Head Lettuce --Potatoes, “Yukon Gold” --Summer Squash --Tomatoes At this point I think I should formally apologize for all of the mean things I said about Minnesota weather back in the spring. The mild, dry weather we enjoyed all of last week has continued through this … Continue reading Week 7 Newsletter

Mashed Potato with Cucumber

from TasteofHome.com Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed1 tablespoon butter4 tablespoons milk, divided1/2 small cucumber, peeled and diced2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion or green onions1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar1 teaspoon sugar Directions: Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 … Continue reading Mashed Potato with Cucumber

Week 6 Newsletter

In your box: --Beets --Broccoli --Cucumber --Head Lettuce --Napa cabbage --Red currants --Red onion --Summer Squash Last week's heat wave and relentless humidity were not a bit of fun to work in, and I had to limit myself to basically working all morning and cooling off all afternoon. Everything in the garden really seemed to … Continue reading Week 6 Newsletter

Salmon in Sorrel Sauce

from CSA member Becky Karg 3 tablespoons butterPrepared Salmon - see below2 cups fresh sorrel leaves, chopped rough1/4 cup chervil1/2 cup chives, with flowers if possible1/2 cup heavy creamsalt and pepper Prepare the Sauce Adjust an oven rack to be at the very top of the oven. Preheat the broiler. Warm the plates (very important) in a sink of warm water, your extra oven (ha), … Continue reading Salmon in Sorrel Sauce