Taste Bud Treats

Two of my favorite tastes of summer are fresh fennel buds and nasturtiums. You often see dried fennel on the spice rack but I love to offer my market customers the treat of fresh fennel flowers. You can eat them just as they are for a burst of licorice-like flavor. Or you can sprinkle them…

It’s Easy to be Green!

Early tomatoes make a wonderful salsa. For this version we used green tomatoes, baby red onions and corn we had frozen from last summer. For seasoning we used fresh cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice. Simple but delicious and bright. We served it with corn tortillas that we buy in bulk and toast in our…

Red, White and Blue for July 4!

We do an early planting of potatoes inside so that we can have a sampling of new red, white and blue spuds in time for Independence Day. I found an awesome recipe for horseradish potato salad that gives these colorful taters zing. Of course, you don’t have to use multi-colored potatoes to enjoy this dish,…

Keep it Simple (with Ramps)

This “recipe” couldn’t be any simpler. Make a basic salad of lettuce greens and add toppings of chopped ramps, chickpeas, fresh mushrooms. Serve with tahini dressing and a lime wedge and radish “blossoms.”  Other things to add could be red peppers or olives. Enjoy! Tahini Dressing –6 T yogurt –2 or 3 T tahini –juice from…

Ramps, that wonderful time of the year!

We are back into ramp season! We’ll have ramps at market, if Mother Nature blesses us! There are so many wonderful things to do with them! And they are a spring delight! For our first-the-season ramp dish we chose to create a plate of sesame noodles topped with ramps. Recipe for noodle sauce: Cook up…

Wonderful Roasts Happening Here

Here’s some bounty of the season served up nicely on a plate … Dinner[/caption] A roasted pepper filled with buckwheat and mushrooms and topped with cheddar cheese. A side of roasted cabbage and another side of roasted radishes. But these aren’t your average radish! We grow radish microgreens and recycle the growing medium into our outdoor growing…