Another week has come, and with it, the beginning of the real summer vegetables. It's so exciting to eat those first cherry tomatoes, pick the first beans, and see the first of the summer squash under the leaves! Now is the time for really good eating -
In your bags this week:
Sugar Snap peas
Green/Yellow/Purple Beans (any mixture of the three- they all cook up the same way)
Summer Squash (green or yellow zucchini and yellow summer squash)
Braising Greens or Arugula
So many options! Andrew and I had a nice stir fry for dinner - we tossed in some spears of summer squash, snow peas, garlic and some of the spicy greens. We topped it with orange-glazed tofu, and it was a real treat. Here's another recipe someone handed me today:
from the cookbook "The Farm" by Ian Knauer
3 Tbsp olive oil 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 red onion, sliced salt and black pepper 1 lb green beans, trimmed 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Heat the oil with the garlic in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is golden, 5-6 minutes. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon, transferring to a paper towel.
Add the butter to the oil in the skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Add the onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper and sauté, stirring, until the onion is golden, about 6 minutes.
Add the beans and continue to saute, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer the beans to a serving dish and sprinkle with the garlic chips.
Wow, that sounds good!
Also, a reminder that this Saturday, Lucky Moon Farm will be taking part in the Madison County Open Farm Day. It's a fun event where a bunch of different farms across the county open their doors for people to visit and see their operations first hand. We'd love for you to stop by and see where your food is grown! We'll be available to answer questions, though we'll still be trying to fit in some work, as well. There's always plenty that needs to be done, so we'll use every day with good weather. So you can see us in action :>) The farms are open from 10:00 - 4:00 and we hope you can stop by.
Our address is 4976 Lincklaen Road in Cazenovia. Maybe I'll see you there...
for Lucky Moon Farm