Farm Share Week 10 (Aug 7-9, 2013)

Farm Share Week 10 (Aug 7-9, 2013)

The strange forecast continues…hopefully it’s warm enough for swimming as many of you are on vacation this week. I find myself praying for a heat wave- something that seems a little crazy. Without the heat and sun, the crops crawl along and grow very slowly. I am sure that summer will make a come-back soon. Eggplants and spagetti squash appear this week for the whole shares and beans are coming to an end. Meanwhile, more tomatoes are turning, but we still are waiting for the explosion of ripe tomatoes. I would love to have a canning party this year as there are always gobs of damaged tomatoes that I cannot bear to see wasted. Does anyone have a tried and true tomato sauce recipe? My tomato “sauce” last year would not have won any awards. It was tasty but runny, runny, runny. One of our workers was suggesting that the tomatoes need to cook for a very long time to thicken. Also this week, the good ‘ol carrots and beets are ready from the fields for all, though the carrots are still skinny. If you scrub them instead of peeling them you’ll end up with more carrot and more nutrients. Don’t forget to enjoy the beet greens wilted or in salad.

Half Shares

  • zucchini

  • cucumber

  • field tomatoes or saladette tomatoes

  • campari tomatoes or radish

  • flat, green or burgundy beans

  • carrots

  • red beets

  • baby bokchoy

  • romaine

  • red leaf lettuce

Whole Shares

  • zucchini

  • cucumber

  • field tomatoes or saladette tomatoes

  • campari tomatoes or radish

  • flat, green or burgundy beans

  • carrots

  • red beets

  • baby bokchoy

  • romaine

  • red leaf lettuce

  • swiss chard

  • sage (herb)

  • strawberries or rhubarb

  • eggplant (regular or chinese)

  • spaghetti squash (great pasta alternative- see recipe below)

  • saladette tomatoes

  • garlic chives (great in dip-see recipe below)

 

I have been looking for nutritious dip recipes for my picky-eating 2 year old. Anyone have a dip idea to share?

Quick Dip Idea: White Bean and Garlic Chive Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans, drained

  • 2/3 bunch of garlic chives (or whole bunch if desired)

  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice

  • Enough olive oil to make it blend

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse white beans. Wash and chop garlic chives. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and serve. Makes a thick funky green-coloured dip, great to dip your cucumber, tomatoes, beans, zucchini or carrots into, or for use as a sandwich spread.

 

Spaghetti Squash Casserole from Squash- A Country Garden Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise with seeds removed

  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 tsp. Dried basil

  • 2 plum tomatoes (or 6 saladettes or 5 camparis), chopped

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • ¼ tsp. Salt

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 3 tbsp. Seasoned dry bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 13”x9” baking pan and baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place squash, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for 30 mins, or until tender when pierced with fork.

  2. Meanwhile warm oil in skillet on medium heat and add onion, garlic and basil. Cook for 4-5 mins or until onion is soft. Add tomatoes and cook 3-4 mins or until mixture is dry.

  3. Mix squash, cottage cheese, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and onion mixture. Stir to mix. Pour into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with parmesan and bread crumbs.

  4. Bake for 30 mins, or until bubbly and heated through.

 

  1. Nicole Cockburn
    Nicole Cockburn08-09-2013

    Hello,

    I received my box today with a note on it regarding remembering to put out the box for the next delivery day (as though I had forgotten to do so). Last delivery day I left out a cooler which the veggies were transferred to, so I didn’t have a box to leave out. Just want to make sure you don’t think I am trying to “steal” one of your boxes 🙂

    My address is 75 Grath Cres., Whitby.

    Kind Regards, Nicole

  2. greenmere
    greenmere08-15-2013

    Hi Nicole,

    I will be sure to remind the driver not to expect boxes where a cooler is used. Thanks!

    Jennifer Eng

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