There are more personnel changes here this week. Last Wednesday we bid goodbye to Guinevere who was the planter in the microhouse. She is pursuing her degree in Music Therapy from OU. Replacing her is Theo who has come from Columbus to join the crew. Planting the microgreens takes a special talent for seeing things that are unobservable to many folks. We are very pleased to have found someone so quickly! Kurt is moving after the 1st week of October, so Alicia is replacing him on the crew as planned. We are already speaking to replacements to finish her internship. So many changes in one year are certainly requiring us to be more flexible!
Becky (Kip, Dan, John, Maria, Cale, Kurt, Liz, Penny, Bethany, Alicia, Diedra, Corey, and Theo)
THIS WEEK’S VEGGIES
Sunflower Microgreens - mild, almost nutty flavor and are juicy and crunchy.
Mushrooms - This week some folks will receive oyster mushrooms and some will receive shiitake. If you’re tired of the shiitake, I sure hope you got oysters this time!
Carrots – If you haven’t had freshly dug carrots before, prepare to be amazed with their sweetness. As with all things in the winter, sugar is made by the plant to keep it from freezing, so the colder the weather, the sweeter the veggie.
Heirloom Tomatoes - Heirloom tomatoes differ from hybrids. Their amazing flavor is the trade-off for their delicate nature that is easily bruised difficult to transport.
Sweet Peppers – We grow a variety of sweet peppers, and your shares will reflect that variety. For the names of each, just refer to the blog where they are labeled with a picture…
Eggplant - We have included a half-pound of eggplant this week. The varieties include Nubia (striped), Orient Express (dark purple) and Peng Tung (pink tongue). Don’t bother to peel them; the skins are tender. Try the chunks on a shish kabob.
Collards - These are the first of the fall greens to be ready. You can treat then as you would any green. They may require a little more time for cooking, but the wait is worth it.
Hot Wax Peppers – Just a few of these this week. Seeds are hot so do not rub your face after removing them from the pepper….
THE COMBO CORNER
The fruit selection from Cherry Orchard this week contains the last peaches of the season. It is topped off with Gala, Golden Delicious apples and Magness pears. The Magness pear will soon soften into a sweet, yellowish pear.
This week’s bread from The Village Bakery and Café is Batard.
This week’s cheese share from Integration Acres is Herbes de Provence.
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Hadley's No Pork Low Cholesterol Collard Greens
1 med. onion, peeled & whole
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. hot sauce (Louisiana style)
2 lg. smoked turkey wings
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 c. Promise butter
2 lg. bags fresh chopped collards or 2 bunches fresh collard greens
1. Chop greens by cutting up leaves until very small.
2. Start to a boil 1 quart water with turkey wings and butter and onion. Add greens and cook medium high for 1 hour. Add hot sauce, vinegar, sugar and continue to cook until tender, 30 minutes or more.
Collard Greens Soup
1/2 c. Northern beans
2 qt. water
1 sm. ham bone
1 sm. ham hock
½ lb. beef short ribs
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt
2 potatoes, diced
1 bunch fresh collard greens, chopped
½ onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 blood sausage (Morzilla)
3 tbsp. bacon drippings
Soak beans overnight. In a large pot put water, ham bone, ham hock, short ribs, bay leaf, and salt. Bring to boil, remove foam with a skimmer. Lower heat and simmer approximately 30 minutes. Add beans and cook until tender. Add potatoes and collard greens. Sauté onion, green pepper and sausage (cut in 3 pieces) in the bacon drippings. When onion is soft, add to collard greens. Bring to boil and cook
1 lb. carrots, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 F . Lightly grease a 2-qt. casserole. 2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and cook until tender, 15-20 mins. Drain and mash. Stir in butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and eggs; mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; stir into carrot mixture and blend until smooth. Transfer to prepared casserole dish. 3. Bake for 45 minutes.
Eggplant, Zucchini and Sweet Red Pepper Stew
1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes
1. Place eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with salt.
2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot. Rinse eggplant and pat dry. Sauté until slightly browned. Stir in onion and sauté until transparent. Stir in garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Stir in rice, zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, wine, water, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture reaches a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
4. Remove from heat and stir in basil, parsley and rosemary.