Fennel is mostly used as a spice from their seeds but the bulb of the vegetable is also widely used. This vegetable is packed with an array of health benefits that include its antioxidant factor, immune support, while promoting cardiovascular and colon health. The top three nutrients that fennel provide are Vitamin C, fiber and…

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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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Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet with a slight, mild licorice taste, it’s good raw or sliced thin and cooked in olive oil like an onion. Popular in Indian, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Mediterrean dishes, the variety that we grow at Underwood Family Farms is the culinary version which is characterized by the large…

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October is here!  Time to get back to our roots – vegetables that is!  There are many possibilities that one could combine in this recipe.  Recipes can inspire creativity and shouldn’t always be followed, have fun and experiment with your CSA produce!  The combination of onion, fennel and apple is very savory and fall-like.  …

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A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.– Hannibal Lector I know, not a very appetizing way to begin a recipe post! But every time I hear  “fava beans”, my mind instantly goes to that movie quote from Silence of the Lambs. Don’t…

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With it’s Mediterranean roots, it would probably be more at home in Italian or Middle Eastern cuisine, but I have learned that fennel can be a great complement  to many vegetable or meat entrees. So pull your fennel out of it’s comfort zone and try it as a compliment to these grilled chicken tacos! 1…

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This a simple but elegant side dish that pairs well with fish, chicken – would probably even stand up to a steak!  Move over garlic mashed potatoes!! 1 large celery root, peeled and cut into small chunks 1/2 onion, cut into small chunks 1 cup of coconut milk (or full fat milk) 1/2 cup of…

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I like to approach every thing I do with a little bit of Clint Eastwood swagger, that fearless, take the bull by the horns type attitude. Don’t forget who is in charge here – not the veggies! So when nature’s bounty starts to overrun your refrigerator, take stock! I also don’t like to waste anything,…

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Artichoke Heart, Fennel, and Tomato Salad From the kitchen of Chef Jeff This salad is great as a side dish for BBQ meals.   I enjoy this salad with grilled lamb chops with rosemary.  The salad has an interesting combination of flavors and colors, making a great presentation when served. Ingredients 2 jars (6 1/2 oz.…

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