Where the Sidewalk Ends – Week 8 of the 2015 Herb CSA

ALICE She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME And she grew so tall, She ate from a plate called TASTE ME And down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin' at all. Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein    In this … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends – Week 8 of the 2015 Herb CSA

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Winter is Coming Recipe Suggestions

Rosemary Balsamic Butter Sauce Via: http://www.epicurious.com Cook: 10 minutes Yield: 1/2 cup Ingredients: 8 tablespoons (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, divided 1 large shallot, minced 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 large fresh rosemary sprigs 2 tablespoons orange juice Preparation: Melt 6 tablespoons butter in heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Add minced shallot and cook … Continue reading Winter is Coming Recipe Suggestions

Winter is Coming – Week 7 of the 2015 Herb CSA

In this week’s parcel, we have included: Rosemary Bay Laurel Winter Savory Pumpkin Flower Upland Cress   Winter is still a long way off, but it’s never too soon to be aware of its imminent arrival. This week’s selection of herbs, though used through many seasons, strikes at winter’s heartstrings, calling for deep, savory dishes. … Continue reading Winter is Coming – Week 7 of the 2015 Herb CSA

Taking Root Recipe Suggestions

Kinpira Gobo Recipe Via: http://www.japanesecooking101.com Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings While Gobo and carrot are the main ingredients, you could add things like Konnyaku, lotus root, and even meat like beef or chicken. You can also spice up the dish with thinly sliced dried red chili pepper.  Some people sweeten more, … Continue reading Taking Root Recipe Suggestions

Taking Root – Week 6 of the 2015 Herb CS

In this week’s parcel, we have included: Burdock Root, Gobo Leeks Fennel Bulb Wild Bergamot Honey Lemon Balm Jelly So, “taking root” may be taking it a little too far. Technically the only true root is the Burdock, but you get the idea. This week’s oddities are certainly off the regularly beaten path, but try … Continue reading Taking Root – Week 6 of the 2015 Herb CS

Tea Time Recipe Suggestions

Sun Tea Courtesy of Debi Kuhn   Exactly what it sounds like, this tea is brewed by our own lovely sun. Though it takes a bit longer, you will not be disappointed! The slow brewing brings out the more delicate floral flavors that are sometimes lost with traditional brewing. You will need: A glass container, … Continue reading Tea Time Recipe Suggestions

Tea Time – Week 5 of the 2015 Herb CSA

In this week’s parcel, we have included: Lemon Balm Anise Hyssop Spearmint Dried Raspberry Leaf Lemon Verbena   *BONUS* Stevia Leaf Brewing by infusion: Most teas / tisanes made from leaves, petals, and flowers are prepared by infusion. Infusion allows the oils in these parts of the herb to be released gently; if the herbs … Continue reading Tea Time – Week 5 of the 2015 Herb CSA