Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full To OverFlowing And Then Some Surprises

This week you will find lots and lots of goodies.  Some hidden so deep in your box you will really need to move things around to find them.

Cedarmore was about to float away...10  inches of rain in 12 days.  And all the crops survived.  And the pond is full.  So if they need to irrigate later on because of a dry spell or very high temps, they will have plenty of water.  There should be an abundance of produce to go around.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lots Of Green Leafy Veggies

I forgot to get the newsletter and read it.  Oops!
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.