Grilled Onions and Grilled Onion Dip

Ahhh, the humble onion.

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Amy reminded me the other day just how delicious and versatile grilled onions are.

They complement any grilled dish and really round out a meal. Plus they are dead easy to make.

Just a little oil and salt and grill to your liking.

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I really like to cut the onions thick and carefully grill them so they don’t fall apart (you can put a skewer through them to help hold them together) and right before they are done I like to put BBQ sauce on them and grill them just a little longer.

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These make great toppings for burgers or grilled vegetable sandwiches.

I wasn’t planning on posting a dip recipe, but I made an onion dip with some of the grilled onions I made and-oh-my-gosh was this good.

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I used;

  • 3 small grilled onions chopped up
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • a little less than a 1/2 teaspoon each of dried garlic powder and white pepper and salt.

I mixed it all up and 4 of us ate almost all if it. You should make this.

Have a great week. I’ll see you at pickup.

Mo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSA Week 13

Hello CSA Members!

Here is what we *hope* to bring you for Week 13 of our CSA:

REGULAR SHARE
Tomatoes
Melon
CHOICE: Beets OR Carrots
CHOICE: Zucchini OR Kohlrabi
Pepper CHOICE (Possibly Bell Peppers OR Shishito Peppers)
CHOICE: Onions OR Eggplant
Bunched Green (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
Herb CHOICE: (Possibly Basil OR Sorrel OR Parsley OR Squash Blossoms OR Edible Flowers)

LARGE SHARE ADDITIONS
Beets AND Carrots
DOUBLE Pepper CHOICE (Possibly Bell Peppers OR Shishito Peppers)
DOUBLE Bunched Green (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
DOUBLE Herb CHOICE: (Possibly Basil OR Sorrel OR Parsley OR Squash Blossoms OR Edible Flowers)
Garlic
One Extra Item

FRUIT SHARE
Peaches

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Are Red Wagon Onions Safe?

In a word–yes! Have you seen the news about the salmonella outbreak in onions from California? This is the problem with our food system. You have contaminated onions from one farm go to a huge processing facility. The contamination spreads to everything in that facility and then the contaminated onions get shipped all across the country and we have a national outbreak. (As if we needed another huge outbreak!)

You completely avoid this when you buy your food directly from your local farm. Our onions go straight from our fields to you. Nobody handles the onions other than the Red Wagon farm crew.

That’s not to say it’s impossible to have food from a local farm that’s contaminated. But the fewer hands that touch your veggies, the better. It’s also best to avoid having your food go through a huge processing facility. When you buy directly from your local farm you know you are safe from any national food outbreaks that you read about in the news!

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Tomato Egg Drop Soup

This is a fast, easy to adapt dish that can pull anything you are having for dinner together. I like it with rice or any grain to make it into a meal. I also like to throw any leftover vegetable in at the end, corn is especially good. Chinese dumplings or won tons are good too.

I sometimes leave out the sesame oil and soy sauce and add Parmesan and tortellini, so good, not authentic, but really tasty.

Oh and it is good hot or room temperature. I prefer any leftovers at room temp for breakfast or lunch.

I added rice and some chard today.

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The recipe/method is super easy and found here, on this great website. You need just a few pantry ingredients and about 5 minutes.

Chop up a tomato, beat an egg and make a slurry out of cornstarch and water.

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Cook the tomato and add the other ingredients and stir in the beaten egg and then the cornstarch.

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Do taste it carefully at this point. It will need salt and maybe more pepper.

Keep it simple.

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Or make it more of a meal.

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Have a great week.

See you at pick-up.

Mo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSA Week 12

Zebra Tomatoes

Hello CSA Members!

Here is what we *hope* to bring you for Week 12 of our CSA:

REGULAR SHARE
Carrots on Tuesday and Wednesday, Beets on Thursday
Onions
Zucchini
Bunched Greens (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
Tomatoes
Herb Choice (Possibly Basil OR Sorrel OR Parsley OR Squash Blossoms)
Extra Item

LARGE SHARE ADDITIONS
DOUBLE Bunched Greens (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
DOUBLE Herb Choice (Possibly Basil OR Sorrel OR Parsley OR Squash Blossoms)
Kohlrabi
Garlic
TWO Extra Items

FRUIT SHARE
Peaches

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Spiralized Kohlrabi and Zucchini

I know lots of you have spiralizers because every year when zucchinis are plentiful I hear many of you say “Yay zucchini! I”ll spiralize it!!”.

I don’t have a spiralizer but I borrowed one this week to see what all the fuss is about and you know what?

I think I am probably going to get one. I am not big on kitchen gadgets but I do love my mandolin It’s fast and I love the uniform slices. I thought I could do anything a spiralizer can do with my mandolin or a knife.

Today I made a couple of old recipes on this site and used the spiralizer instead of chopping or grating the vegetables. You can still chop or grate the vegetables for these or any recipe using a spiralizer, it’s not better-just different.

I made this broccoli slaw with kohlrabi instead of broccoli. People at pick-up often ask what do I do with kohlrabi?  One of my favorite things is to make a slaw. So I thought I would show you how you can sub kohlrabi for broccoli in any dish. Boy what an upgrade the spiralized kohlrabi is in this slaw. The texture is so crisp and clean we couldn’t stop eating it.

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Next I made some zucchini fritters. I make these all the time and grate the zucchini with the food processor. Using the spiralizer was so much easier and much less clean up. There was much less water loss with the spiralizer and more zucchini taste.

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They look better than when I make them with grated zucchini.

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I’m going to continue to play with this for a few more days before i return it to my friend. I want to make some ‘zoodles’ and see what that is about. I also  want to try some spiralized turnips with this recipe, one of my favorites.

What are your thoughts on a spiralizer? Yes or no? Leave a comment or tell me at pick-up.

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Have a great week.

Mo

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in 2020, Kohlrabi, Recipes, Zucchini | 1 Comment

CSA Week 11

Green Curly Kale

Hello CSA Members!

Here is what we *hope* to bring you for Week 11 of our CSA:

REGULAR SHARE
Onions
Zucchini
Beets
Potatoes
Bunched Green (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
CHOICE: Garlic OR Basil
CHOICE: Tomatoes OR Eggplant

LARGE SHARE ADDITIONS
DOUBLE Beets
DOUBLE Bunched Green (Possibly Kale OR Collard Greens OR Chard)
Garlic AND Basil
Tomatoes AND Eggplant

FRUIT SHARE
None – This is a regularly scheduled break while we wait for the next fruit to ripen

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CSA Week 10

Beets with cut Chioggia Beet

Hello CSA Members!

Here is what we *hope* to bring you for Week 10 of our CSA:

REGULAR SHARE
Onions
Leeks
Beets
Herb Choice (Possibly Basil, Fennel, Parsley, or Squash Blossoms)
Bunched Greens (Possibly Kale, Collard Greens or Chard)
Carrots
An Extra Item

LARGE SHARE ADDITIONS
CHOOSE TWO Herb Choice (Possibly Basil, Fennel, Parsley, or Squash Blossoms)
CHOOSE TWO Bunched Greens (Possibly Kale, Collard Greens or Chard)
Two Extra Items

FRUIT SHARE
None – This is a regularly scheduled break while we wait for the next fruit to ripen

Posted in 2020, Farm, Newsletter

Easy Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

I love to make ‘real’ eggplant Parmesan but it is admittedly a big production. The three bowls to coat the eggplant, then fry it all is a mess. It is worth it, sometimes, but it’s not a meal I am going to throw together last minute.

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I didn’t follow a recipe and I didn’t measure anything, but this is pretty basic, I don’t think you can screw this up. Use what you have, it will be delicious. I have even used zucchini instead of eggplant and it was delicious. Here is a recipe doing basically what I did, follow it if you want exact quantities.

Here is what I had, that red jar is tomato sauce I canned. Use any sauce you like.

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Slice the eggplant and brush some olive oil on the slices and salt them and roast them in a 450F oven for about 45 minutes. When they are nice and brown and soft, layer the roasted eggplant with some Parmesan cheese, and other cheese if you want (I used ricotta and forgot I have mozzarella too), basil or herbs if you want, layer your ingredients until they are used up then drench the whole thing in sauce.

Finally, top the whole thing with bread crumbs tossed in olive oil and Parmesan cheese (I forgot to take a picture of the breadcrumb topping.

You can make it early in the day or a day or two ahead. When you are ready to make it preheat the oven to 400F and bake it until it is bubbly and brown on top and meltingly hot…and serve it with some pasta. Don’t forget the pasta.

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Summer is here and the summer vegetables are too. Enjoy the bounty.

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See you at pick-up.

Mo

 

Posted in 2020, Eggplant, Recipes

CSA Week 9

Hello CSA Members!

Here is what we *hope* to bring you for Week 9 of our CSA:

REGULAR SHARE
Zucchini
CHOICE: Cabbage OR Kohlrabi
CHOICE: Beets OR Broccoli
Bunched Green (Possibly Kale OR Chard OR Collard Greens)
CHOICE: Cucumber OR Tomato OR Eggplant
Leek OR Onion
HERB CHOICE (Possibly Fennel OR Basil OR Parsley OR Squash Blossom OR Edible Flowers)

LARGE SHARE ADDITIONS
Beets AND Broccoli
CHOOSE TWO: Bunched Greens
CHOOSE TWO: Cucumber OR Tomato OR Eggplant
CHOOSE TWO: Herb Choice

FRUIT SHARE
Cherries

Posted in 2020, Farm, Newsletter