Fines Herbes Recipe Suggestions

Mussels with Garlic and Fines Herbes YIELD: Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: Coffee filter or cheesecloth 3 pounds mussels 1 1/2 cups white wine 4 shallot lobes, sliced thin 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 tablespoon chopped chervil leaves 2 teaspoons chopped tarragon leaves 1 … Continue reading Fines Herbes Recipe Suggestions

Fines Herbes – Week 2 of the 2015 Herb CSA

As the name suggests, this is a delicately balanced bouquet of finely flavored herbs found in French cuisine. Much of the fresh taste in fines herbes is contributed by herbs such as parsley, chervil and Lovage, while distinct anise notes and an appetite-enhancing tang are imparted by dill and tarragon. A fines herbes blend, which … Continue reading Fines Herbes – Week 2 of the 2015 Herb CSA

Spring Sprouts Recipe Suggestions

Hi There!   Included here are Week 1 Spring Sprouts Recipe Suggestions   We’ve paired recipes that flow and blend together to limit the amount of other supplies you will need to make them happen. These are suggestions to get you started, though we encourage you to do some experimenting of your own!   Here’s … Continue reading Spring Sprouts Recipe Suggestions

Spring Sprouts – Week 1 of the 2015 Herb CSA

Welcome Members to the first week of the 2015 Herb CSA! In this week’s parcel, we have included a number of splendid spring sprouts, sprigs & specialty items. French Purslane Burnet Alfalfa Sprouts French Sorrel Chive Blossom Apple Cider Vinegar Traditionally Purslane would be added in the high heat of the summer, however as we … Continue reading Spring Sprouts – Week 1 of the 2015 Herb CSA

Woad

Woooooad *Said in best Joey Lawrence voice* Yeah, I went there. Yes, that's the direction this post is going in 🙂 Not the best pics, as it was super windy & chilly this morning. Also, I'm letting you in on how bad the weeds have already gotten 😦 The blue dye is actually produced from … Continue reading Woad

Angelica

Here's the Angelica I showed you last week: And here's the Angelica this week: The second pic shows a close-up of the forming flower heads which will burst into lacy white, yellowish or greenish poofs. This plant, one of six, is the only one flowering this year, and the only one we will allow to go … Continue reading Angelica

New Years Eve Shiitakes

18°F to start our day, but not in the greenhouse. With the wood-burner and the sun steadily doing what they do, it was a pleasant 50-60°F, until a South wind started blowing. We spent the day happily inoculating Cherry logs with shiitake dowels. First, cut your logs. Preferably you want to use a medium-hard wood about 3-5" in diameter; … Continue reading New Years Eve Shiitakes

Winter’s Green

A lovely new addition to our soap. Here's something to add to your wintry cleaning regimen! And, another: With a wintry mix of scents, Natural Beeswax locks moisture in, while Clove stimulates the blood vessels acting as a warming agent. Contains Only: Saponofied Oils of Coconut, Olive, Shea Butter & Castor. Spring Water, Sodium Hydroxide. … Continue reading Winter’s Green

Congestion Balm

The new, and improved Congestion Balm! It contains only: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Beeswax, Eucalyptus Leaf, Spearmint Leaf, Eucalyptus Essential Oil & Wintergreen Essential Oil. Do you want to see what's inside? Of course you do! You can make this at home, by yourself, and without supervision (if you're old enough, anyway!) Just melt … Continue reading Congestion Balm