Shares This Week
(CSA members will receive 6-8 items from the following list)
Sweet Corn-(non GMO)
Sweet Candy Onions
Fresh Cut Herbs
Carrots with tops
Patty Pan Squash
Turnips and more
The Farmers Fork ( by Farmer Pam)
The warmer weather slows our pace and chases us off the fields by late morning. We start earlier hoping to keep up with work. Heat is good though. It helps ripen the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Those plants got off to a slow start this spring. We hunger for a big slab of tomato on a crusty bun with basil and olive oil-ripening not soon enough.
Seared tuna steaks and Swiss Chard- by Rivka M
3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil ( can also use olive oil) 1 teaspoon black ground pepper 1 bunch of fresh CSA Swiss chard 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
Heat grill (or cast iron grill pan) to medium high. Lightly coat grates with oil or spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice , oil and pepper.
In large bowl, combine Swiss chard with half of soy mixture. Grill for 10-12 minutes,, turning several times.
In another shallow pan, toss tuna steaks with other half of mixture. Grill tuna 5 minutes each side.
Place Swiss chard and tuna steaks side by side on a large platter, drizzle with tahini and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
I served this with baked sweet potatoes and roasted garlic for a yummy and colorful presentation.
Roast Zucchini and Pattypan Squash- (Woman’s day magazine Feb. 2012)
2 medium zucchini 1 medium yellow pattypan squash 1 large Red Onion 2 tbsp. each fresh thyme and marjoram leaves 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat oven to 450°F. Have a large rimmed baking sheet ready.
2. Toss all ingredients on baking sheet to mix and coat.
3. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, turning vegetables once, until tender and edges of onions are very lightly charred.
Did you know that eating zuchinni and yellow squash is a great way lose those extra pounds you may have put on over the July 4th weekend. It’s low in calories, rich in fiber and makes you feel full. It also has no cholesterol and low in sodium. Add a little to your favorite recipes.