Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lots Of Green Leafy Veggies

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Lots of good veggies for dinner tonight.  I could eat everything in the box tonight.  It smells more that fresh today!  

onions, yellow squash, zucchini, lettuce, kale, green beans

Recipe Of The Week: Broccoli Rice Casserole

Broccoli Rice Casserole

1/4 cup of butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cups of cooked broccoli
2/3 cup of cheese
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of cooked brown rice
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Saute onion in the butter.  And rest of ingredients and bake in a covered casserole dish at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Some Peas This Week

It is the time of year when the honeysuckle comes wafting through the doors and windows,  a sweet smell of summer.  I would love to be sitting on the front steps with the kids talking about what they had done all day long.  Hopefully, soon I can make a visit.

I do know things around the farm are very busy.  The sweet potato plants just came in so they will be getting in the ground soon.  the broccoli will be ready to harvest soon, but the heads are a bit smaller than they would like.  What they learned is that the broccoli like the cooler fall weather rather than the hot days of spring and summer.  Kale and Swiss chard are doing well.  It is doing so well that Anna is trying to figure out more ways to add them to their diets.  So far she has found that John and the children love it in smoothies the best.  They did warn her not to add it to the homemade ice cream.

Chinese cabbage, snap peas, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, green onions

A little treat for me...a note and a jar of strawberry jam...a family favorite!

Please remember that it is a nice gesture to break down your boxes and store them on the delivery host's porch.  It looks nice and it helps Rue and Anna when they have to return the empties tot he far.  Remember that everything is reuse so send in the egg cartons, berry baskets, boxes and papers that go int the bottom.  We thank you!

Recipe Of The Week: Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

1 pound of ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon of salt
1 pint of pizza or spaghetti sauce
16 ounces of cottage cheese
3 eggs
2 or 3 zucchini sliced 1/4 inch thick
grated cheese

Brown the meat with the onions and salt.  Stir in the sauce.  Beat eggs into cottage cheese with a fork. Layer then 1/2 the cottage mixture then sliced zucchini.  Repeat layers and end with the meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and top with grated cheese.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hidden Treasures

So many good things...asparagus, radishes, green onions, zucchini, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, and scapes.

Strawberry season has come to an abrupt halt.  Sorry to say there will be no more this year. The rain ruined what was left.  It is so sad to see them rotting in the field.  The vegetable that are direct seed (seeds are sown directly into the soil in rows), haven't done well in all of this rain.  Weeds are doing extremely well.  That is usually how it goes.  It takes a lot of man hours to get the weeds under control.  All in all things are looking good for Cedarmore.  And we should still continue to see great vegetables in the boxes.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Second Box Is AMAZING

I wish we could all go experience the sounds, colors and smells of Cedarmore in the spring!  Everything is looking really good.  The sugar snap peas are blooming and the strawberries are getting more red bu the day.  Keep your fingers crossed that the weather stays nice and sunny.  A little rain is good but what they are predicting in the next few days might be more than they need.

John and Anna are keeping busy weeding, transplanting, picking, cleaning veggies and packing them into boxes.  Always something to be done!

Swiss chard, kale, radishes, onions and some surprises!

Recipe Of The Week: Strawberry Crepes

Strawberry Crepes

1 cup of flour
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons of butter

In a large bowl, combine above ingredients, except for the butter.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and fry like pancakes on a non-stick griddle.  When cool, stack crepes on a paper towel with waxed paper in between.

Filling:

1 package of cream cheese
1 cup of cream, whipped
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Add the whipped cream.  Spread two rounded Tablespoons on each crepe:  roll up

Topping:

2 cup of fresh sliced strawberries
2 sliced bananas
1/4 cup of sugar

Combine and spoon on to crepes.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Well...This Snuck Right Up On Me

I just happened to be out in the yard when Rue drove up.  I was glad to see him but surprised that today was the first day of the Spring Share of the CSA.  I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of the veggies inside the box.

And my special canned good...red raspberry jam!  YUM

I promise that next week I will be ready!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I Love It When The Budget Comes


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Get Signed Up For Your Share

Springtime is always an exciting time of the year for everyone at Cedarmore. The sun is shining longer. The grass is getting greener. The trees are budding out. The greenhouse tables are filling up. The weather seems to be improving and everyone at Cedarmore Farm is really looking forward to the 2017 growing season.

They have just finished with planting onions and leeks in the field. Next, they  will direct sow spicy greens, radish, spinach, and arugula seeds. The first plants like sugar snap peas, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage are ready to be planted out, too. Then, there should be kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, and cabbage field-ready soon after. Also, the tomato plants are almost right to be moved from the greenhouse and be planted in the high tunnel.


  In case you haven’t signed up yet we do have a few spring and all season shares left but they will be gone soon. Enjoy this beautiful weather!

If you need to sign-up or have any questions please email Rue and Susan (the English couple that do the Internet stuff) at:

CedarmoreFarm@gmail.com