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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
2 medium zucchini1 Tablespoon of olive oil¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (3/4 – ounce)¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs1/8 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking
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Kale and Arugula Pesto
Ingredients2 1/2 cups kale, stems trimmed1 scallion, diced1/4 cup pine nuts (can sub walnuts)3 tablespoons olive oil1 clove garlic, peeled2-3 teaspoons grated parmesan, or to tastesea salta few grinds of fresh black pepperjuice of half a lemon Makes

Pan Roasted Winter Squash
Here’s another great and easy winter squash recipe. It only takes about 30 minutes and can easily be made as a side dish for a week night meal. I have made this both with butternut squash and the kubocha squash. The butternut was easier to pee

Easy Cream Mushroom Sauce
This is a very easy mushroom sauce that is quick and easy. I adapted this from a recipe that calls for button mushrooms and substituted shiitake mushrooms in their place. I reduced the amount of shiitake compared to the cremini button mushrooms in t

Potato Leek Soup
Here is an easy soup recipe perfect for anytime of the year. This soup can be served warm on a chilly fall day or it can be served chilled or at room temperature on a hot summer day. If you are going to serve it chilled I think it is better to pur&e
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Sweet Potatoes
Nutritional info & several recipes
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Stuffed Acorn Squash
This recipe will work for any winter squash. As you will see it is a very versatile recipe and many different ingredients can be used. The amounts below are for one acorn squash so if you are going to roast more than one just multiply. These can be p

Watermelon Rind Pickles
Easy Pickled Watermelon Rind Try this easy southern treat. This recipe is a refrigerated version of watermelon rind pickles. They must be kept refrigerated. They will store for at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator (if they last that long). This is a
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Southern Style Green Beans
***You know its summer when the fresh green beans come on. Green beans are a very good source of protein, riboflavin, niacin, and dietary fiber. One cup (raw) is high in vitamin A (15%), C (30%), K (20%).  Green beans are also high in calcium (4
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Zucchini Lemon Bundt Cake
Ingredients • 1 cup butter, room temp • 2 cups sugar •¼ cup plus 2 Tbs lemon juice • 2 tsp lemon zest • 3 eggs • 3 cups flour • 1 tsp salt • 1 tsp baking soda • 1 tsp baking powder

Balsamic Green Bean Salad
The recipe below is for the basic Balsamic Green Bean Salad that is quick and easy but there are many variations of ingredients that you could add such as walnuts, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, basil, boiled new potatoes, or other depending on your t

Basil Pesto
You will need a food processor to make this. You can adjust the amount of most the ingredients in this recipe to suit your personal taste. You can cut back on the olive oil but this may make it a little dry. I don’t like pine nuts and substitu

Zucchini Chocolate Cake
This may be one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had. The zucchini makes the cake very moist. If you are shredding zucchini for this recipe or any type of bread recipe and are using zucchini larger than 12’’ make sure to clean and
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Mexican Chocolate Summer Squash Bread
INGREDIENTS ·      2 cups all purpose flour ·      2 teaspoons baking soda ·      1 teaspoons cinnamon ·      1/2 teas

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini 1 Tablespoon of olive oil ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese,(3/4 – ounce) ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees. C
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Roasted Tomato, Okra, and Potato Salad
This dish is a great way to use some of those fresh summer vegetables that you may have in surplus during the peak period of the season.  I am always looking for another way to use okra in season and it fits well in this side dish salad. This sa
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Grilled Okra
A great way to enjoy this southern summer vegetable
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Fresh Brushetta is one of my favorite ways to enjoy good fresh summer tomatoes, basil, and garlic. Toasted French bread with a chunky tomato sauce served on top.
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Zucchini Brownies
1/3 cup margarine                                       
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Radish Spread
Radish Spread This is a mild spread, great on butter crackers or served with raw vegetables as a dip. This recipe can be adjusted depending on the amount of sliced radishes you have. 1 Tablespoon butter 1 ½ cups of diced onion 4 cups
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Pan Roasted Winter Squash
Here’s another great easy winter squash recipe. It only takes about 30 minutes or so and can easily be made for a side dish for a week night meal. I have made this both with butternut squash and the kubocha squash. The butternut was easier to p

Creamed Spinach Potato Gratin
2 pounds of gold fleshed potatoes 5 oz (1 bag) fresh spinach 1 ½ cups Whole Milk, warm 1 cup Heavy Cream, warm 1 onion (small to medium) finely diced 4 Tablespoons of butter ¼ cup flour Dash of hot sauce Salt and pepper

Ham, Egg and Pea Shoot Salad
Pea Shoots I have just recently discovered pea shoots. Pea shoots are the first 6 to 8 inch of the pea plant harvested right before or just after the first blooms appear. Generally they are grown from the seed of snow peas. Pea shoots can be eaten

Sweet Potato Pie
1/3 cup softened butter ½ cup sugar 2 eggs lightly beaten ¾ cup evaporated milk 2 cups mashed sweet potato* 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 unbaked 9” pie shell *1 pound of
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Pickled Beets
I love beets. Pickling them is a variation of them that requires brining them in a solution of vinegar, water, spices, and sugar (opt). You can roast or parboil the beets before pickling them. Beets can be left whole or sliced. I prefer to slice larg
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From of the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 7.26.17July 26th, 2017

Hi Folks,It seems to be that time of year where we are just going through the motions at the farm. Although we are starting to think about some fall and winter crops (carrots) and where to plant them

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 7.19.17July 19th, 2017

Hi All,The heat is on. With temperatures in the 90’s the past few days and forecasted for the next several days we definitely know we are in the dog days of summer. So far the farm crew and I ha

From the Fields 7.12.2017July 12th, 2017

Hi Folks,I hope everyone enjoyed some time with family or friends or maybe just a few days off work around the fourth. I know I did although not a full week off we definitely enjoyed the break from th

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