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Garlic Scapes

WHAT ARE GARLIC SCAPES? Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat! Scapes taste just like garlic. They can be used in exactly [...]

Garlic Scapes2020-06-12T09:41:31-04:00

How to make Stir-fry without a recipe

Stir-fry is the perfect dish to throw together with any extra vegetable you may have from market or your CSA. Greens, roots, radishes, peppers, eggplants, cabbage just about anything will work even thinly sliced winter squash. Start by cutting everything into uniform pieces. The key is cooking everything quickly on high heat, so thin [...]

How to make Stir-fry without a recipe2020-01-01T11:58:09-05:00

How to cook your greens without a recipe

Fresh greens are abundant here at Highland Heights Farm. Throughout the year we usually have lettuce, and a great variety of other greens like kale, mizuna, arugula, mustard greens, bok choy, swiss chard, and dandelion greens. All of the greens can be enjoyed raw and cooked. Simple sautéd greens are a great side at [...]

How to cook your greens without a recipe2020-01-01T11:45:05-05:00

Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber Dill Salad This is a simple classic salad that you barely need a recipe for! 2 cucumbers (peeled and seeded)1 spring onion or 1/2 large onion (thinly sliced)¼ cup fresh dill leaves (chopped)3 tbsp white wine vinegar3 tbsp olive oil½ tsp sea salt¼ tsp fresh ground pepper1 tsp sugar (optional) Toss onions, cucumbers, [...]

Cucumber Dill Salad2019-12-31T21:13:18-05:00

Dill

Dill is an herb with blue-green, feathery leaves, and a familiar flavor. Dill is in the same plant family as parsley, fennel, celery, and Queen Anne’s lace. The whole plant is edible, and the seeds are often used for pickling. Dill is best when used fresh, but it can be dried, or frozen for [...]

Dill2019-12-03T14:43:08-05:00

Shepherd’s Salad

Shepherd's Salad This salad recipe from the Middle East is versatile and tasty. Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, onion. 1 lb Persian cucumbers (diced)1 lb fresh ripe tomatoes (diced)⅓ cup sweet onion (optional) (minced)3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil3 tbsp fresh lemon juicesalt and pepper to taste Place diced cucumber into [...]

Shepherd’s Salad2019-12-03T14:26:14-05:00

Parsley

There are two varieties of parsley, curly and flat-leaf. They are similar tasting, with a different texture. Parsley is often used as a garnish, but larger amounts in salads and pasta dishes add a flavor, texture and a nutritional component. Parsley is a great source of folic acid, Vitamins K, C, and A. STORAGE [...]

Parsley2019-11-19T17:18:32-05:00

11 great ideas for basil

Summer, basil & pesto seem to always go together. I love the smell of basil in our grow systems. Honestly though, basil is so much more versatile then just pesto. Read on for more ideas to get the most out of our plentiful bunches of basil. Pesto. Pesto is the condiment of [...]

11 great ideas for basil2019-11-19T14:25:42-05:00

Basil

Basil is a fresh, fragrant summer herb that pairs perfectly with tomatoes. There are many different varieties of basil, the most common are probably Genovese and sweet basil. Basil is best used raw or added at the very last minutes of cooking. Basil is also common in Indian and Thai cooking. Basil compliments Italian [...]

Basil2019-11-19T13:54:11-05:00

Chives: An Ancient Herb With A Delicate Flavor

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are among the world’s most versatile and prolific herb plants. Native to India and China and dispersed through centuries around the globe, they are beautiful, hardy, tasty and good for your health. Flavor profile Chives are related to onions, leeks and garlic, and the relationship is evident in the taste. They [...]

Chives: An Ancient Herb With A Delicate Flavor2019-11-05T16:24:26-05:00
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