Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Looks A Little Bit Llike Fall In Your Boxes

It is hard to believe that it is already the last week of the Summer Share.  John and Anna would like to thank all of the folks that joined us this year for the Summer Shre.  Please consider coming back next year and telling your friends about the variety and quality of the produce you received.

Those of you that have the Fall Share or the All Season Share, you will be getting 10 more weeks (TEM MORE WEEKS) of produce.  As far as they can tell it will be a bountiful harvest this season.

Fall crops are looking really good.  So enjoy the goodness!

Recipe Of The Week: Mixed Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Mixed Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Mix your favorite burger (chicken and turkey are especially good with this)  and press into a roaster.  Bake until done.  Pour off grease if there is any.  Meanwhile, prepare sweet potatoes as you would for mashed potatoes.  Cook, mash, and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic pos=wder, adding butter, sour cream, and milk.  Spread on top of baked meatloaf and top with cheese and bacon bits.  Finish baking after lowering the heat.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Rains Have Stopped and The Sun Is Out

There are veggies hiding under the green beans and lettuce...not going to give it away.

I love to visit when Anna and the girls are cooking.  It always smells so good.  Right now the house smells like tomatoes and onions because they are making ketchup and tomato juice.  The next thing they will make and can is vegetable soup.  Anna loves chopping up all the veggies and adding them to the soup.  After it is canned the jars are taken to the basement where they can be kept cool.  Then this winter when they will need some hot soup to warm them up from the cold out it will come.  I imagine there might be some homemade bread to go with it.

John and his boys are out in the field putting up all of the tomato plants.  That is a really hot and itchy job.  They will work hard to get the job done. 

Recipe Of The Week: Fresh Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans

1/2 cup of butter
1 large onion, chopped
1-2 pounds of bacon, fried and crumbled
green beans
Seasonings:  garlic salt, Greek seasoning, salt, or Farm Dust seasoning

Melt the butter in a 10" or12" skillet.  Saute onions a little.  Fill with green beans and add seasonings to taste.  Cover, stirring occasionally.  When the beans are almost done, sprinkle with bacon on top and cover until you are ready to eat.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lots Of Rain

There has been so much rain at Cedarmore, they have less time so there is no info from them this week.  They are literally just trying to keep their heads above water.

Recipe Of The Week: Raised Potato Doughnuts

Raised Potato Doughnuts

4 cups of milk
1 cup of butter
2 cups of mashed potatoes
1 1/4 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons of yeast
1/2 cup of warm water
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
10 cups of flour

Scald milk.  Melt butter in milk and add potatoes and sugar.  Cool.  Dissolve yeast in water.  Add to lukewarm milk mixture.  Add eggs and salt.  Gradually stir in flour.  Add more flour if needed.  Let dough rise in a warm place until it is double in size ( about 1 hour)  Punch dough down and roll out 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.  Cut with doughnut cutter.  Let rise again until double (about 45 minutes).  Deep fry at 375 degrees for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.  Don't overcrowd the fryer or skillet or the temperature of the oil will drop too much.  Sugar by shaking a few doughnuts at a time in a plastic bag containing sugar.
Variation:  Glaze with a glaze by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Here's To Cooler Mornings and Evenings

I think I am just about back to 'normal' whatever that is. From now until the end of the year I will once again be posting for Cedarmore Farm CSA.  I apologize to everyone for dropping off the planet but it couldn't be helped.

So back to these wonderful boxes of healthy goodness!

John is busy digging up sweet potatoes and tearing out the old tomato plants.  Anna is busy canning tomato-y things.  All the rain that we have had lately has been hard on the plants.  But they are loving the cooler, fresh mornings.  They try to hold onto that good feeling for the rest of the day until the heat sets in.  Then they look forward to the cooler evenings.

Recipe Of The Week: Cheesy Potato Bake

Cheesy Potato Bake

4 large unpeeled baking potatoes
1/4 cup of butter
1 Tablespoon of grated onion
13/4 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of pepper
1 cup of shredded cheese
1 Tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley

  Thinly slice potatoes and place them in a shallow greased 2-quart baking dish.  In a small saucepan heat butter, onion, salt, and pepper until butter is melted.  Drizzle mixture over the potatoes.  Cover with foil and bake at 425 degrees or until tender.  Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.  Bake uncovered until cheese melts.