Dinner Menu: July 28-30, 2016

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Antipasti:

bread-olives   4.5

-duck rillette   5.5

-duck liver mousse  5.5

-pork pâté  5.5  all three 9.5

caprese salad  6.5

brie/strawberry/pumpkin seeds/honey  6.5

heirloom tomato/pork belly /jalapeno/radicchio  6.5

bruschetta/duck liver/red wine onion   6.5

GTF salad-strawberry/pumpkin seed   7.5

cold gazpacho  soup  5

hot  tomato  soup  5

Pizze Rosse:

garlic/basil/tomato/mozzarella    9.5

duck/mushroom/mozz  10.5

zucchini/blue cheese/mozz  10.5

pesto/bacon/mozz  10.5

 

Pizze Bianche:

pesto/spinach/broccoli/mozz  10.5

bacon/patty pan /mozz 10.5

ham/shallot/mozz   10.5

 

–add an egg, anchovies, pickled jalapeno

for  2.

 

Secondi          (three course meal $29)

duck breast/carrot/green bean/ golden raisin  gastric  18.5

GTF chicken breast/eggplant/summer squash/radicchio/cherry tom 18 .5

hanger  steak/red potatoes/chard/baby onion/basil pesto aioli 19.5

prawn spiedini/roasted tomato/kalamata olive/zucchini/ceci  20.5

ricotta stuffed walla walla/chard/baby carrots/pesto  16.5

 

To Finish

chocolate mousse*/almond bavarian/almond crunch/chocolate drizzle  6.5

strawberry ice cream baked Alaska   6.5

honey panna cotta/almond shortbread/strawberry  6.5

Sherry and dried cherry custard tarte/chantilly   6.5

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CSA Newsletter – Week 7


Seed Selection: Growing Larger Grey Shallots

Most of the seed that we use at our farm comes from seed companies around the country from Johnny’s Select Seeds in Maine to Osborne Seed Company in Washington and everywhere in-between.  Sometimes our seeds are even sourced from companies in Europe. Specialty crops such as potatoes and ginger, that are cultivated vegetatively, are often source from specific farms that grow specific varieties for seed.

While we typically leave seed selection and saving up to seed companies sometimes, we do some seed saving of our own. Several years ago, we acquired some grey shallot seed from a farmer in Southern Oregon. Grey Shallots are a true shallot which means they only reproduce vegetatively. Grey shallot seed is simply a grey shallot that is planted in the ground to grow and reproduce more. Since then, we have been selecting the largest, best-looking shallots each year as seed for next year’s crop.

This week, I had the opportunity to be a part of the grey shallot seed selection process. We set aside 1,000 of the biggest shallots from this year’s harvest. This year’s seed is about three times larger than the seed that we started with initially! I am certainly looking forward to even larger grey shallots next year.

Have a great week and enjoy those veggies.

-Lily, CSA Coordinator

 

Table of Box Contents

Lettuce ($2.00)

1½ lbs Potatoes ($2.25) – Store in dry, cool, darkness. Don’t scrub until you’re ready to eat them.

2 Anaheim Peppers ($2.00) – This versatile, mild chili pepper can be used in chili rellenos, salsa, or in any recipe that calls for peppers.

Fresh Cipollini Onions ($2.50) – Delicious in eggs, salad, or grilled

1 Fresh Sweet Onion ($1.50)

1 Colored Bell Pepper ($2.00)

Bunched Purple Carrots ($3.50)

1 Bunch Basil ($3.00) – Make pesto or caprese salad with your heirloom tomato and some fresh mozzarella.

2 Leeks ($3.00) – Delicious  and very versatile. Enjoy them grilled, sautéed, in soup, or in a savory galette or frittata.

1 Bunch Swiss Chard ($3.00) – Sauté and put in a savory galette and make a dip with the stems. See recipes!

2 Cucumbers ($2.00)

1 Heirloom Tomato ($4.50)

1 Pint Strawberries ($4.00)

Box Market Value: $35.25

 

Recipes

Romesco

Romesco is a delicious Catalonian roasted pepper sauce that can be used as a dip, dressing, or eaten all by itself. I first had it in our very own Farmstand and was blown away by its rich, smoky flavor.

There are many variations of romesco. This simple recipe comes from my friend Lisa, the person who introduced me to this wonderful sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 peeled, roasted bell peppers
  • (roast on the grill or in the oven)
  • ½ cup olive oil (more to taste)
  • ½ cup roasted almonds
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  1. Grind the nuts and garlic in a food processor until the mixture is fairly fine
  2. Add the peppers and a pinch of salt and process to combine
  3. While processor is running, slowly add the olive oil. Add salt, lemon juice, and olive oil to taste.

What to Do with Those Stems?

I always use the stems of my chard. I either add them to my sauté before the leaves or set them aside for use in making stock. However, I haven’t ventured to make any dishes that feature the chard stems themselves.

Once I started looking, I found recipes for chard stems. I love this NYT Cooking recipe for Swiss chard stem dip but the recipes for pickled Swiss chard stems, Chard Stems with Sesame-Yogurt Sauce and Black Sesame Seeds, Baked Swiss Chard Stems Recipe with Olive Oil and Parmesan sound delicious too!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Swiss chard stalks, coarsely chopped (about 4 cups)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 to 4garlic cloves (to taste), peeled, green shoots removed
  • ½cup sesame tahini, stirred if the oil has separated
  • ¼ to ½cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

Steam the chard stalks about 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well, and allow to cool. Place in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Puree, stopping the machine from time to time to scrape down the sides.

In a mortar, mash the garlic with 1/2 teaspoon salt until you have a smooth paste (you can also do this in the food processor). Add to the chard stalks. Process until smooth. Add the tahini, and again process until smooth. With the machine running, add the lemon juice and salt to taste. Stop the machine, taste and adjust seasonings.

Read More: Swiss Chard Stalk and Tahini Dip


Galette: The Sweet and Savory Catchall

Galettes are one of my favorite things to make. Take whatever is in season (or in your fridge), fold it up in your favorite pie crust, and it is guaranteed to be delicious. I typically make sweet galettes (because I have a terrible sweet tooth) but savory ones are equally delicious. 

If you have a favorite pie crust recipe, use that. Recently, I have been making an all butter crust from the NYT Cooking section that is simple and delicious. I typically bake my galettes in a hot oven (375-400) until the crust is golden brown and the filling has set (40-50 minutes)

Galette Tips:

-Sauté greens, onions, mushrooms, etc, before baking

-Drain excess liquid from ingredients before filling crust to prevent a soggy bottom

-Add cheese, herbs, mustard, pesto, etc as a base before adding filling

-Toss fruit with a bit of cornstarch or flour absorb excess moisture

-Leave room around the edges to fold over the crust, about 2-3 inches

-Brush crust with egg for a golden brown sheen and sprinkle with sugar or cheese
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Lunch Menu: Week of July 26, 2016

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Duck breast with carrot puree, roasted broccoli, and golden raisin jus

Antipasti

bread/olives  4.5

bread/ pickles 5.5

country pork pâté/mustard/cornichon  5.5

tomato salad/crouton/basil/arugula  9.5

duck bruschetta/shallot/blue cheese  7

mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette  6.5

GTF salad  –  goat cheese/strawberry  9.5

cold gazpacho/bread  4

vegetable soup/ bread   4

 

Pizze Rosse

garlic/basil/mozz 9.5

duck/mushroom/mozz 10.5

zucchini/blue cheese/mozz  10.5

–add an egg, pickled jalapenos,

or anchovies for  $1

 

Pizze Bianche

pesto/spinach/broccoli/mozz   9.5

bacon/patty pan/jalapeno   10.5

pork ragú/baby shallot/mozz 10.5

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Cold gazpacho soup

 

Secondi

goat cheese and basil ravioli with baby onions and tomatoes  10.

halibut brodetto with carrots, fennel and aioli*  12.

magda squash with ricotta, basil, kalamata olive, tomatoes and chard 9.5

gnocchi with pesto cream sauce, broccoli, squash and almond  10.

duck breast with carrot puree, roasted broccoli, and golden raisin jus  12.

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Magda squash with ricotta, basil, kalamata olive, tomatoes and chard

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Dinner Menu: July 21-23, 2016

by GTF Office on July 21, 2016 · 0 comments

Antipasti:

bread-olives   4.5

-duck rillette   5.5

-duck liver mousse  5.5

-pork pâté  5.5  all three 9.5

caprese salad  6.5

heirloom tomato/p belly/basil royal/jalapeno  6.5

bruschetta/duck liver/red wine onion   6.5

GTF salad-tomato/cuke/herb vin.  7.5

gazpacho  soup  5

roasted tomato  soup  5

Pizze Rosse

garlic/basil/tomato/mozzarella    9.5

onion/zuk/jalapeno/mozz  10.5

duck/peppers/mozz  10.5

pesto/bacon/mozz  10.5

 

Pizze Bianche

tomato/broccoli/mozz  10.5

blue/bacon/kale /mozz 10.5

potato/scallion/ham/mozz   10.5

 

–add an egg, anchovies, pickled jalapeno for  2.

 

Secondi          (three course meal $29)

duck breast/curry rice/broccoli/baby onion/ golden raisin  gastric  18.5

pork chop/polenta/carrots/chard/maple demi  19 .5

hanger steak/red potatoes/kale /cherry tomato/pesto 19.5

halibut/roasted tomato/grilled summer squash/basil  21.5

lentil filled tomato/ratatouille/pesto  16.5

 

To Finish

lime curd tarte/meringue/strawberries  6.5

marionberry baked Alaska   6.5

ricotta soufflé/strawberry/pepper and balsamic  6.5

chocolate mousse/almond bavarian/almond crunch/chocolate drizzle  6.5

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Lunch Menu: Week of July 19th

by GTF Office on July 19, 2016 · 0 comments

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halibut and prawns in a yellow curry

Antipasti

bread/olives  4.5

bread/ pickles 5.5

country pork pâté/mustard/cornichon  5.5

caprese salad  9.5

risotto cake/radicchio/pesto 5.5

duck bruschetta/beet/blue cheese  7

mixed field greens, balsamic vinaigrette  6.5

GTF salad  –  tomato/cuke/herb vin  9.5

cold gazpacho/bread  4

roasted tomato soup/ bread   4

Pizze Bianche

tomato/broccoli/mozz   9.5

blue/bacon/kale/mozz  10.5

potato/scallions/ham/mozz10.5

 

Pizze Rosse

garlic/basil/mozz 9.5

onion/zuke/jalapeno/mozz 10.5

lamb sausage/pepper/mozz  10.5

pesto/bacon/mozz   10.5

add an egg, pickled jalapenos,

or anchovies for  $1

 

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Secondi

goat cheese and tarragon ravioli with roasted baby onions and beets  10.

halibut and prawns in a yellow curry with ceci and kale 11.

lentil filled tomato with ratatouille, pesto and greens 9.5

duck leg over braised cabbage with potato and russian kale 11.

braised pork on semolina with braising greens  10.

 

Dolce

brown butter tart with berry compote 5.5

crème brúlée  5.5

 

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