Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall Harvest

Looks like a great harvest this week!  And I spy an orange pumpkin-looking thing.  It is only the end of October and the boxes look like someone is ready to cook Thanksgiving dinner.  With the temperatures starting to drop we will be seeing more cold hardy vegetables.

Recipe Of The Week: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1Tablespoon of chili powder
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1 cup of water
1 medium onion
2 medium to large sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced)
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1 16 oz jar of salsa or 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 15-19 oz can of black beans, 1 cup of the liquid from one can and drain the other can

Heat the olive oil over medium to medium-high heat.  Add onions, garlic, and cook, stir until soft.  Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the beans.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook potatoes until tender.  Add beans and the cup of bean liquid and cook until heated through.

Variation:  Add 1 1/2 cups of diced chicken.

Recipe Of The Week: Baked Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Baked Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

2 sweet potatoes
2 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
2 Tablespoons of butter melted
dried parsley

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes.  Place garlic, oil, butter, garlic salt, cheese, and Italian seasoning in a bowl and mix well.  Add sweet potatoes to the mixture and stir coating the potatoes well.  Place on foil and spread out evenly.  Bake 18-20 minutes.  SErve warm.  Sprinkle with dried parsley if desired.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Such Good Looking Fall Foods

Somehow I missed last weeks information from Cedarmore.
The boxes were filled to the brim and smell delicious!

This coming week John and Anna expect to have potatoes, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, bell peppers, winter squash or green beans.  They have been working really hard to get the row covers on the susceptible crops because it looks like the weather is going to change for hot humid days to wet, soggy, foggy, cold days and nights.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Chinese Cabbage

Things on the farm must be really busy this week.  I was able to get a picture of this weeks box but the newsletter was slow in coming.  Everyone is busy pulling out spent veggies and planting and harvesting the fall veggies.  Expect to see kale, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans, spicy greens, and bell peppers.  Kale and Swiss chard should be ready soon.