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

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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

Around the World Recipe Suggestions

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe Via: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/ Yield: Serves 3-4 Ingredients: • 2 Tbsp. high smoke point oil such as grape seed oil, or canola oil • Serrano Chile (more if you like it spicy, or just a fraction of one if you want less heat), sliced into thin rings • 1-2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly … Continue reading Around the World Recipe Suggestions

Around the World – Week 4 of the 2015 Herb CSA

In this week’s parcel, we have included: Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) Native to Southern Europe and the Middle East Fennel Frond Native to Italy Nasturtium Flower Native to the Andes Mountains in Peru Holy Basil Native to South Asia Hyssop Native to Southern Europe Cilantro Cilantro has a fresh, grassy, pervading, insect-like aroma, and lemony, clean, … Continue reading Around the World – Week 4 of the 2015 Herb CSA

Yarrow Distillation

This is so cool! We are distilling Yarrow for the Essential Oil, and it's BLUE! Above is the feed into the condenser. This is after it has condensed. The blue oil on top is the essential oil. The clear water underneath is the hydrolat. At least this one will be super easy to separate!

Things You Know Recipe Suggestions

Garlic Chive Pesto Via: http://www.abundantharvestkitchen.com Posted by Carol Peterson Ingredients: ½ cup chopped garlic chives 3 tbsp walnuts 1 cup parsley 5-6 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper 1 clove garlic   Preparation: Put all ingredients except oil in food processor and blend. While machine is running add the oil … Continue reading Things You Know Recipe Suggestions

Things You Know & Things You May Not – Week 3 of the 2015 Herb CSA

In this week’s parcel, we have included: Basil Oregano Sage Thyme Garlic Chives Also added as a bonus, garlic scape pesto. Garlic scapes courtesy of Ernest “And Forthright” Rando, of Fox Hollow Farm.   Please use or freeze your pesto within a few days. Basil   Basil’s refreshing clove and anise-like aroma conjures up memories … Continue reading Things You Know & Things You May Not – Week 3 of the 2015 Herb CSA