Archive for September 27th, 2017

GROUP A CORRECTION–

Need more sleep—two corrections to Group A post yesterday:  The melon was Full Moon Honey Dew, and the winter squash was Butternut–

Butternut Squash–Most universally familiar winter squash!  It is actually the squash used in most canned pumpkin pie—easier to process and less costly.  We like it in soup (bisque), mashed as a side dish, steamed and served with garlic butter, or baked in the oven.  I add a little olive oil and a clove of garlic in the seed cavity when baking it in the oven.  I’ve got several recipes at www.lloydcraftfarms.com.

 

The Farmer’s Wife

Group A Shares today–What was in it?

Happy Tuesday!  The truck made it north today, and dropped shares in Lovell.  Liz also headed north today, and dropped shares in Manderson, Basin, and Shell.  

Here’s what was in that box today, for the information of those recipients!

Cheddar Cauliflower--Yellow/Orange colored cauliflower with a great flavor.  Will not fade when cooked– Great steamed, boiled, and some folks even grille it!  As with all Brassica’s (cauliflower, broccoli, and broccolini) do not let it linger in the fridge.  Plan it in a meal to appreciate its sweet mild flavor!

Green Bell Pepper, and Yum Yum Snack Peppers, both sweet, but the Yum Yum’s are sweeter!

Brunswick Cabbage, a small version…the ones remaining in the garden are HUGE!  Brunswick is a flat-headed Heirloom cabbage.

Red River Red Onion–these were in the garden through all the rain.  These are still fresh, and not dried, so store in the fridge, and use it cooked and raw.

Spaghetti Squash–unique and easy to cook.  Honestly, no need to even cut it in half before cooking it!  Cut the ends–not completely to the cavity, just enough to let heat in and out–place in the oven and bake for an hour or until tender.  Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit before cutting it in half to remove the seeds.  Cooked this way the squash retains all its moisture and a gentle fork stroke will make the spaghetti ‘noodles’ we enjoy so much with Spaghetti Squash.

Tiren (San Marzano) Paste tomatoes–these are Chef’s favorites for sauces.  They are very meaty and pasty!  Great sliced and in salads, but also the best candidate for Sun-dried or Dehydrated tomatoes.

Mini-Watermelon–Extazy, red, seedless–They are finally ready, and the extended season has allowed them to ripen!  Crazy hard year for our watermelons–

This is the 13th week for those that started the first week in July, and the last Share.  If you started the second week in July, you will have one more Share.  Included in everyone’s last Share is a Charisma Pumpkin!  Reese’s and Ray’s IGA is selling our pumpkins!  

The Farmer’s Wife