Dinner Menu: May 14-16, 2015

Come and get it.

To Start
salumi extra fly 9.5
frisee salad with pork belly and egg 7.5
duck liver mousse with pickled beets and pistachio 5.
trio of antipasti 7.5
soup/beet 5.
soup/chunky vegetable 5.
GTF greens /blue cheese, cucumbers and almonds 7.5

Pizze Rosso
garlic/basil/oregano/mozzarella 10.5
ham/spinach/ricotta/mozzarella 11.5

Pizze Bianco
mushroom/swiss chard/mozzarella 10.5
beets/bacon/mozzarella 10.5
duck/pesto/mozzarella 11.5
–Add an egg for a dollar

Secondi
chicken galantina/brown rice/green garlic/baby carrots 18.5
duck/spinach/carrot /doug fir tip glaze 18.5
prawn/polenta/beet greens/cucumber/snap pea/radish 18.5
flat iron steak/bok choy/ new potato/spring onion 19.5
ricotta cannelloni/beets/dandelion/ blue cheese 14.5

To Finish
flourless chocolate cake/chantilly/raspberry 6.5
apple and orange malva pudding/ citrus anglaise 6.5
lemon cheesecake/chantilly/raspberry 6.5
pear and apricot cake/crème anglaise 6.5

Lunch Menu: Week of May 5, 2015

I am a little too pooped out from my birthday weekend to post anything even partially clever.

Although I did receive a gift of a bottle of Douglas Fir tip elixir, which set into motion a series of events which led to duck leg glazed with an offshoot of said elixir appearing on the menu this week!

To Start
pork pâté with cornichon and dijon mustard 5.5
suppli al telefono 5.5
mixed field greens with balsamic vinaigrette 6.5
GTF salad – snap peas, goat cheese, and kalamata vinaigrette 9.5
beet soup with artisan bread 4/6
ham and lentil soup with artisan bread 4/6
Pizze Rosso
garlic/oregano/mozzarella 9.5
italian sausage/arugula/mozzarella 10.5
roasted pepper/blue cheese/mozzarella 9.5

Pizze Bianco
fava top pesto/beets/mozzarella 9.5
roasted shallot/spinach 9.5
bacon/parsley/black pepper/soft farm egg/mozzarella 10.5

–Add an egg for a dollar
Secondi
carrot ravioli with sweet woodruff cream sauce, roasted shallots,chive blossom and arugula 9.5
creamy polenta with tomato, ____, ____, and soft poached farm egg 9.5
duck leg confit with cece puree, spinach and doug fir tip glaze 10.5
lamb and beef polpetti with mibuna and tagliatelle 10.5
brodetto of chinook and white shrimp with aioli 11.5

Dinner Menu: April 30-May 2, 2015

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We will have a warm and beautiful dinner service tonight, Thursday April 30. The chef is especially excited about the tarragon custard and salmon rillette appetizer! Oh, and a very rare appearance of Chicken Breast.

Menu

Antipasti/Primi Piatti
Ricky’s pickles 3.5
salumi extra fly 9.5
orrecchiette/roasted shallot crème sauce/dandelion 7.5
goat cheese/tarragon/custard/salmon/celery 5.5
trio of antipasti 7.5
soup/carrot 5.
soup/beet 5.
GTF greens/ 7.5

Pizze Rosso
garlic/basil/mozzarella 9.5
ham/parsley/ricotta/mozzarella 10.5
roasted cipollini/spinach/mozzarella 9.5

Pizze Bianco
fava top pesto/mozzarella 9.5
sage sausage/parsley/black pepper/farm egg*/mozzarella 10.5

–Add an egg for a dollar.

 

Secondi
chicken breast/mushroom/ceci/carrots/dandelion 18.5
duck/spinach/carrot/sour cherry gastric 18.5
salmon/polenta/tomato/capers/peppers/mibuna mustard 19.5
flat iron steak/chard/ potato/onions/aioli * 19.5
spring risotto/blue cheese/crispy shallot 14.5

To Finish
blueberry cobbler/chantilly 6.5
creamy caramel cappuccino cake/caramel sauce 6.5
queen of sheba chocolate cake/chantilly/strawberry coulis 6.5

Lunch Menu Sketch: Week of September 2, 2014

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Happy September everyone! We had a wonderful wine dinner with Tyee as our special guests.

Such a great atmosphere in the Farmstand for these special occasions. Very exciting, very aware of the changing season and the arrival of falling leaves and chanterelle mushrooms.

Nyhoooo here is the menu idea for Tuesday September 2:

To Start
country pâté with mixed olives, mustard, cornichon and house pickles 5.5
terrine of lamb with cornichon and goat cheese sauce 5.5
mixed field greens with balsamic vinaigrette 6.5
GTF salad – melons and goat cheese with a cumin and honey vinaigrette 9.5
caprese salad – tomato, basil, extra virgin, balsamic, fresh mozz and artisan bread 9.5
gazpacho with artisan bread 4/6
beet soup with artisan bread 4/6

Pizze Rosso
garlic/basil/mozzarella 9.5
goat cheese/kalamata olive/red onion /mozz 10.5
Italian sausage/leeks /mozz 10.5
pizze bianco:
ham/corn/parsley /mozz 9.5
basil/squash/cherry tomato/mozz 10.5
colazione-bacon/egg/parsley/black pepper 10.5

Secondi
quail agnolotti with roasted pear and leek brodo 10.5
risotto with pesto, cocozelle and cherry tomatoes 9.5
magda squash stuffed with brown rice and romesco 9.5
semolina gnocchi with pork ragú, spiced eggplant and basil leaf 10.5
grilled albacore tuna with peppers, tomato, pimento peppers, ceci and basil aioli 10.5

CSA 2011 – Week 20: This Land is Your Land

As many of you know, we have added on small chunks of land here and there for the past few years now. One of our newest additions is right across the street from our main production greenhouse. This past spring, the owners of the property had the hybrid tulip poplars removed and we transplanted our fall brassicas into the field in July. Those brassicas are now thriving and that is where your past few week’s of kales and collards were planted.

This next year is going to be a whole new story for us. We are taking over the lease of a 70– acre plot of land formerly farmed by a transitional organic grain farmer. Much of this land is 3 years away from being certified organic, so we are coming up with what to do with it until then. For now, Dan and John are in the process of moving the whole compost operation and equipment over there right now. We may lease some of the land to livestock raising, or maybe grow some transitional organic sweet corn there.

The main goal and excitement behind this huge chunk of land is not to actually grow more vegetables, but to be able to give large parcels of land a rest. We could then grow cover crops for longer, while cutting disease pressure at the same time. This is still in the works, but there’s no doubt it leaves a lot of possibilities for the future at GTF.

Parsnip Puree
1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces.
2-3 medium baked potatoes
1/2 cup cream or sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (optional)
Pinch nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook parsnips in boiling salted water about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and puree in a food processor along with scooped out potato flesh. Add cream, butter and ginger and process until well blended. Season to taste. *Parsnips have a wonderful sweet flavor, and go great with carrots too. Try using them in soup, or roasted!

Squash Towels! Have any old large bath towels laying around the house that need a new home? Bring them down to GTF! We have been enjoying a wonderful squash washing season and are in need of old towel donations for drying them. We’ll gladly take them off your hands!

What’s in the Box?

1.5 lb Red Potatoes (Colorado rose or Rose gold) – Steam, roast, fry, mash, these are versatile.

Carrots, bulk (~1 lb) – Shred them on salad, sauté in butter with salt, or eat plain.

3 onions (2 yellow, 1 red)– Caramelize, eat raw sliced thin on sandwiches, or add to a slaw or potato salad.

1 bunch beets– Cut beets off greens. Boil, roast or fry beets. Try grating them raw. Use the greens too! Sautee with olive oil or butter, salt, and pepper.

1 ambercup squash– Cut in half, remove seeds, place on a sheet pan, flesh side down. You may oil the pan a bit so it does not stick. Add a couple cups of water too, so the squash steams slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes-1 hour. You can use this squash in place of pumpkin in any recipe, or make a soup with it! Ambercup tends to be a bit on the dry side so it may need more moisture.

Bok Choy– Sauté in butter or olive oil and salt. It goes great with fish. Add chile flakes for a kick.

1 red Italian pepper, 1 red bell—Grill, roast, or just eat raw; they are sweet.

2 Leeks– Use in soups or sautés. Chop them, then rinse them a bit. Dirt gets inside leek layers easily.

Parsnip-Chop into small pieces and use in soups or roast with other vegetables.

1 tomato– Chop and put in soup or salad. Add to sandwiches or wraps.

Balsamic Carrot Salad
1 pound carrots, peeled and julienne small (thinly sliced pieces)
2-3 celery stalks, chopped fine
2 red peppers, seeded and cut into small slices
2 bunches green onions, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups balsamic dressing

For the dressing:
2 teaspoons Dijon-type mustard
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Mix the mustard and vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking or mixing the vinegar. Add salt and honey to taste.

For the salad, combine all the ingredients and serve. You may use grated kohlrabi in place of the celery. Try adding some finely chopped red onion, or grated beets!

Beet Soup
6 medium beets
4 tablespoons butter
1 quart filtered water
Sea salt or fish sauce and pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions or parsley for garnish
crème fraiche or sour cream

Peel beets, chop coarsely and sauté very gently in butter for about 1/2 hour or until tender. Add water, bring to a boil and skim. Simmer about 15 minutes. Puree soup with a handheld blender, or food processor. Season to taste. Garnish with chopped green onions and sour cream or creme fraiche.

Ambercup Leek Soup
1 ambercup squash
2 leeks
2 tablespoons butter
6 cups water, or stock
1 cup milk or cream
Salt and pepper

Chop the leeks into small slices. Heat a large pot up with the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the leeks. Meanwhile, cut the rind off of the squash; either a knife or a peeler may work. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the squash up into 1-inch size cubes. Once the leeks are soft and cooked, add the squash and continue cooking for another 15 minutes or so. Add the water/ stock and milk. Bring to a boil and then turn down to low and cover. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the squash is cooked all the way. Puree with a handheld or standup blender. Season to taste and serve.