summer squash - new potatoes! - pickling cucumbers - tomatoes! - fennel - dill -
hakurai turnips - green beans - hungarian hot wax pepper - peppers
SPECIAL EVENT AT THE FARM COMING UP IN EARLY AUGUST! I JUST RESERVED MY SPOT!
Friday, August 3, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
cost: $35 CSA members: $30
Join us to learn strategies for healing yourself and staying healthy with food as medicine. We will cook seasonal recipes with farmstand produce and enjoy a meal together. You will leave with recipes, inspiration, and tools to use food as preventative care.
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Lisa Mase' will lead us through the feast! Lisa is a culinary medicine educator, folk herbalist and food justice activist homesteading with her husband and daughter and Central Vermont. Born and raised in Northern Italy, she is passionate about traditional nutritional philosophies. She supports individuals and groups to explore ancestral diets as a means for developing equity in the food system and learning which foods are ideal for individual constitutions. Learn more at HarmonizedCookery.com
TIPS - TRICKS - RECIPES:
(my bestie swears by this recipe!) ...Makes 8 servings
This torte can easily be made ahead and reheated as you need it for guests. In fact, it’s even better reheated because there is something about potatoes that have been cooked twice–they getting browner at the edges and more tender inside, creating an excellent contrast.
New note, 5/31/12: Just wanted to let you know that I made this the other night with the season’s first summer squash as a single torte in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. I created 4 layers of potatoes and 3 of the squash and it was a bit tall going into the oven, almost overflowing, but it absolutely bakes down into a lovely height. I recommend lightly buttering or oiling your foil if you use this method, so that it doesn’t stick to the top layer of potatoes before they shrink down. It needed about 10 minutes more baking time to get tender. Just like the original, we liked it even more reheated on day two (and three). But I think I will make it this way for now on because it felt simpler and heartier. It’s been a side dish for us for three nights.
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
12 ounces yellow crookneck squash or regular yellow or green summer squash, cut into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
6 teaspoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter two 8-inch-diameter cake pans. (Deb note: I had only a 9-inch pan around, so what you see in my pictures is slightly thinner.) Set aside 1/4 cup sliced green onions. Toss remaining green onions, cheese, flour, thyme, salt and pepper in medium bowl to blend.
Layer 1/6 of potatoes in concentric circles in bottom of 1 prepared pan, overlapping slightly. Layer 1/4 of squash in concentric circles atop potatoes. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with 1/6 of cheese mixture. Repeat with 1/6 of potatoes, then 1/4 of squash and 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with 1/6 of cheese mixture. Top with 1/6 of potatoes. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with 1/6 of cheese mixture and press gently to flatten. Repeat procedure with second cake pan and remaining potatoes, squash, oil, and cheese mixture.
Cover pans with foil. Bake until potatoes are almost tender, about 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered until tortes begin to brown and potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes longer. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cool. Cover with foil and chill. Rewarm, covered with foil, in 350°F oven until heated through, about 30 minutes.)
Cut each torte into wedges. Sprinkle wedges with 1/4 cup green onions; serve.
Y’ALL, i’m obsessed with this summer recipe. It’s a Summer staple in my house. Keeps for days, and gets better with age…. to a point
2 pounds Persian or English cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurT
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 small garlic cloves
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped dill, plus sprigs for garnish
Kosher salt and pepper
In a blender, puree the cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice and garlic. With the machine on, gradually add the 1/2 cup of oil until incorporated. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the chopped dill and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and dill sprigs.
Make Ahead… The soup can be refrigerated overnight.
Notes: The soup can also be served as a sauce for grilled meats or used as a salad dressing.