Holiday

Thanksgiving in the Box, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving CSA Members! We offer the following recipes, links and suggestions on how to use your CSA box this week to create your feast! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday that is filled with food, fun, family and friends! Skip the Ranch Crudité Platter I love a good dairy/gluten free ranch too, but…

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Thanksgiving in the Box, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving CSA Members! We hope you enjoy your box this week, and your complimentary Acorn squash!  Normally we would probably include a pie pumpkin but those have been limited at the farm this year.  We just never know what curve balls that Mother Nature is going to throw at us, but if you choose…

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Thanksgiving in the Box – 2014

Ready or  not, the holidays are upon us!  This time of the year I find comfort in knowing that my produce is coming once a week – forcing me to eat well when everywhere you turn there is a food mine field lying in wait!  If you get busy, try roasting everything – pretty much…

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All American Roasted New Potato Salad

Try this twist on a classic to add to your July 4th celebration – or any summer get together.  Have a healthy, happy and safe Independence Day everyone! 1 lb of Yukon Gold or Red Norland Potatoes, washed but leave the skin on 2 Bell Peppers, chopped (any color) 1 Texas Sweet Onion, chopped 3…

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Easter Ideas

Radishes with Herbed Butter 10 radishes – any type 4 T unsalted butter 1 T chopped herbs – parsley, fennel fronds, carrot tops 1 tsp. lemon zest Sea salt and fresh ground pepper Rinse radishes in ice cold water and cut in half. Pat with cloth to dry. In a small container, mix together butter…

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Brussels and Bacon

Nothing says “Irish” like a little smoked meat and some green vegetables!  This is a simple side dish to add to your Saint Paddy’s Day menu! 1 lb of Brussels Sprouts, cut in quarters 1 T olive oil 3-4 cloves of minced fresh garlic 1 onion, sliced in rounds 1/4 lb of bacon In a…

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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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Buttery Bacony Butternut

This recipe could not be any easier and it’s elegant enough to make it to the Thanksgiving table.  One butternut would serve approximately 8-10 people, slice it up and you’re done.  The skin is completely edible and becomes soft when roasted, but you can also just scoop out the flesh and eat that too.  The…

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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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