Dessert Recipes

Melon Pops

A fun and refreshing way to enjoy melon – kiddos will love it! 2 cups ripe Sharlyn, Galia, Saticoy, French Morning or Ambrosia or any melon, cubed or balls 1 cup full fat coconut milk or heavy cream 2 – 4 T local honey Juice from 1/2 lime Dash of sea salt 1 tsp almond…

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Jeni’s Mince Pies

This recipe comes to the farm from my yoga teacher and fitness guru, Jeni Winterburn of the Yoga Nook in Simi Valley.  Jeni grew up outside of London, England and when she talks you through a class, her voice and beautiful accent are an instant calming refuge for me.  The “master of mobility” (I have…

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Thanksgiving in The Box – 2013

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us already!  Our wishes to all of you for a very happy and yummy Thanksgiving holiday.  We are going to examine a few traditional recipes and do a little vamping to make them more fresh and homemade and without the dairy or gluten if you need…

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The Proof is in the Persimmon Pudding

In this week’s box we have the Hachiya persimmon.  Read this post to find out more about the two varieties that we grow on the farm and how they are each unique.  The most important difference is that the Hachiya has to ripen to the point where it’s extremely soft and almost like jelly on…

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Pumpkin Possibilities

This week we all got a sugar baby pumpkin in our CSA box to celebrate the Halloween Harvest!  These little wonders are not for carving, they are built for tasting!  This recipe is super easy and our freshly roasted pumpkin puree adds vitamins and fiber to a sweet treat – a nice trade off! I…

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Use Your Melon

Here are a couple of recipes using our melons, super easy, fun to prepare and very kid friendly! Yellow Watermelon Granita A twist on the traditional granita using Underwood’s seedless yellow watermelon! I think it’s AOK to eat “yellow snow” in this instance. 8 cups of yellow seedless watermelon, chopped 2 T fresh lime juice…

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Blood Orange Sorbet

For those that are familiar with blood oranges, I know I don’t need to share the hype with you! You know just how good they are on their own, no recipe needed. Every bite is a wonderful experience of sweet orange with a hint of raspberry. The flesh gets its red color from anthocyanin, an…

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Thanksgiving in the Box – 2012

Wishing all of our CSA and farm families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! We started this tradition last year offering recipes or links to recipes that use the produce offered in this week’s CSA box. Enjoy! (Arugula, Red Leaf Lettuce, Avocado, French Radish) Arugula Bacon Basil Salad 1 bunch of Arugula (torn)1 head of Red…

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Chocolate Covered Orange Slices

Maybe you noticed your box seemed a little “heavier” today, we just wanted to show how much we LOVE our CSA members so we threw in some of our super sweet Navel oranges!  Here’s an easy sweet treat you can prepare for all of your Valentines using the oranges.  Enjoy! (makes 15-20 slices) 2 large…

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Russian Stuffed Pumpkin

Recipe from Farm Visitor Bonnie Beck I like using the Sugar Pumpkin, but you can use a larger one and adjust the amount of ingredients and the time baking. 1 small sugar pumpkin 1/4 cup raisins golden 1/4 cup dried sour cherries 1/4 cup mixed dried fruit 1/2 pippin apple (or any good cooking apple)…

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