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Baked Winter Squash
Winter Squash can be very versatile. Savory or sweet or a combination of both. Below is an easy bake recipe that can be used for any of the many types of winter squashes. Winter Squash, halved, quartered, or sectioned depending on serving size or us
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Zucchini Boats
Here’s a great way to use those over grown zucchini’s. You can adapt this recipe many ways by changing the type of ground meat or sausage, using different types of cheese or seasonings, or do a vegetarian type by omitting the meat and add

Southern Style Green Beans
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%), iron (6%), magnesium (7%), and manganese (12%).

Spicy Zucchini
2 to 3 Medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices1 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, minced*3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges½ teaspoon oregano¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper¼ teaspoon ground cumin2 table

Refrigerator Pickles
The following two basic recipes are delicious in their own right, but they are also a starting place for limitless variations using different veggies and seasonings. Add more garlic, add spicy red pepper for hot pickles, or substitute other herbs for

Balsamic Green Bean Salad
This recipe is one my favorite ways to enjoy fresh green beans. Almost as good as eating them fresh off the plant during harvesting. The recipe below is for the basic salad that is quick and easy but there are many variations of ingredients that you

Classic Ratatouille
Olive OilEggplant (1” cubes)Zucchini (1” cubes)Onions (1” cubes)Green Bell Peppers (1” squares)Tomatoes (peeled, seeded, and coarsely cubed) Garlic (peeled and finely chopped)WaterSalt and Pepper Heat about ¼ cup of ol

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers
Fresh Jalapeno PeppersCheese (cheddar, cream, cheese, or any type that melts well)Bacon (1-slice for each pepper)Toothpicks Cut the top or stem end off the pepper. With a small paring knife clean out as many of the seeds and membranes as you can fro

Eggplant Tomato Bake
1 medium eggplant (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slicesSalt to taste1 large tomato, sliced1 medium onion, sliced6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided1/2 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning1/2 cup dry bread crumbs4 slices mozzarella cheese, cut
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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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Shiitake Mushrooms Info - 5.7.2018May 7th, 2018

Shiitake Mushrooms                    (Oak, Chinese or Black Forest)(Lentinjus edodes) Shiitakes range in colo

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From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 9.27.2017September 27th, 2017

Greetings,This week is always the most difficult newsletter blog for me to write. As you know it is the last week of our 20 week CSA season. I could write about the weather or tell you how busy we are

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