This week we have some new items that you can incorporate into your holiday cooking.
Napa Cabbage : A relative of the familiar European cabbages and popular in the cuisine of east Asia from where it originates. Napa is a Chinese word which translates roughly as “leaf”
Here are 6 easy ways to use your Napa cabbage : soups, kimchi, slaw, stuffed, stir fry and spring rolls.
Cilantro : This quick cilantro sauce recipe will add a zing to grilled or roasted sweet potatoes.
Cilantro – Lime Sauce Recipe
1/4 c cilantro finely chopped
1 tsp lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or lime zest
1/4 c olive oil
pinch of sea salt
Combine ingredients in a small bowl. After roasting sweet potatoes drizzle the cilantro – lime sauce over warm potatoes and serve.
Carmen Pepper : A delightfully sweet pepper ideal for roasting.
Watermelon Radish : Do I have to peel this radish? No, it doesn’t need to be peeled. Experiment with roasting or mashing your radish. You can eat it raw, pickled, cooked or braised.
Easter Egg Radish : Looking for a colorful appetizer? Try Butter-dipped Easter Egg Radishes! Simple! melt 8 ounces of butter, dip the radishes in the warm butter. Chill for 25 minutes until the butter sets and then sprinkle with sea salt. Easy and unique your guests will love this colorful appetizer.
Salad Mix : lettuce /spring mix Here’s a quick vegan ranch dressing that your vegan guests will love! A couple of tablespoons of vegan mayo, soy, almond or coconut milk about 1 tablespoon, finely chopped herbs such as dill, basil, tarragon. Combine in a bowl and stir adding a pinch of sea slat. Refrigerate. Drizzle over your salad.
Snow Peas : Our first crop of snow peas will find its way into your box this week! Snow peas are flat with peas found inside. They are used mostly in stir fries but add some to your salad mix for interesting variety in your salad. The whole pod of this pea is edible. The snow peas can make a great snack for kids! Note on cooking snow peas need a very short cooking time.
NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE FARM
Farm tour and Potluck
If you are looking for some family fun this New Year’s Eve come join us on the farm!
Details and RSVP on FaceBook