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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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Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This recipe calls for fresh pumpkin purée. Fresh is best but canned can used. I think winter squash purée makes a better pumpkin pie then pumpkin. You can use butternut, kabocha, or any of the many heirloom types of winter squash. Pie o
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Winter Squash Chowder
This soup is very hearty and versatile. You can add any vegetable you may have on hand, add or change the seasonings or herbs, substitute cooked chicken for the ham, or add cooked beans for a vegetarian version. This recipe serves 6 to 8 people and r

Squash Apple Nut Bread
Squash Apple Nut Bread Any type of winter squash or pie pumpkin puree can be used in this recipe for a wonderful fall/winter quick bread. For squash or pumpkin puree just cut the squash or pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and bake on a sheet
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Kale Potato and Sausage Soup
1 Tablespoon cooking oil 1 pound of Smoked turkey Sausage or any sausage of choice 1 onion chopped 2 -4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced or coarse chopped 2 cups of half and half dairy 2 cups milk 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth 1 &fr

Pumpkin Apple Crisp
This desert is best served warm – with whipped cream or ice cream, as a special treat. Makes 6 to 8 servings 4 cups of raw diced pumpkin* See note. 4 cups of peeled and diced apples ½ cup of maple syrup 1 cup of all purpose fl
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Kale Chips
Kale has high nutritional value & may be eaten raw, sautéed, or baked.
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heirloom Tomato Salad
This is a great way to use heirloom tomatoes when fresh and in season. This is a basic recipe that can be adapted by adding fresh herbs such as dill and parsley, some feta cheese or a sprinkle of parmesan. If available, dress the finished salad with
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Garden Casserole 2014
Eggplant           It is said that India is the mother country of the eggplant. Asian countries embraced this fruit around 3 A.D. and it was introduced in Europe about 11 A.D., where it was first consi

Garlic Green Bean Salad
1 pound fresh green beans stem end removed 1/3 cup diced roasted red or yellow pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dried Italian seasoning, opti

Southern Style Green Beans
 ½ pound fresh green beans, stem end removed and snapped into bite size pieces 1 slice of raw bacon, cut into 1” pieces 2 small potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into small wedges 1 small onion, peeled and cut into wedges

Crash Potatoes
Crash Potatoes 6 medium potatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil Kosher salt Pepper Dried or fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary or dried chives) Add potatoes whole and unpeeled to a large sauce pan and cover the potatoes with water. Add some

Roasted Beets & Feta Cheese Salad
3 large or 4 medium beets 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 375 degree. Wash and trim beets, leaving the root end on and
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Scandanvian Cucumbers
4 cups of thinly sliced cucumbers ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon of honey 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil or canola oil ¼ of minced fresh dill, fennel, parsley, or chives ½ cup o

Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic scape pesto is an easy and delicious way to use your garlic scapes. It stores for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator and for a couple of months in the freezer. If you want to store it for several months in the freezer do not add any cheese
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Creamed Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is one of those great versatile greens packed full of vitamins and fiber
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Honey Glazed Carrots
Carrots are a very versatile crop. They can be eaten raw, grated and put in a salad or slaw, cooked in stews and soups, roasted, or steamed alone for a nice side dish. Two large carrots can be a good source of vitamin C (1%), B6 (1%), potassium, iro
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Radish Butter
For a great appetizer try this easy recipe: ½ cup butter soften at room temperature ½ cup sliced radishes ½ teaspoon of lemon juice Cream the butter in a food processor. Add radishes and lemon juice and pulse just enough
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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. Coat a
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Garlic Green Bean Salad
1 pound fresh green beans stem end removed 1/3 cup diced roasted red or yellow pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dried Italian seasoning, optional

Southern Style Green Beans
Southern Style Green Beans ½ pound fresh green beans, stem end removed and snapped into bite size pieces 1 slice of raw bacon, cut into 1” pieces 2 small potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into small wedges 1 small onion, peeled and

Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese
3 large or 4 medium beets 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 375 degree. Wash and trim beets, leaving the root end on and ab
Products (Beet)

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 8.16.17August 16th, 2017

Hi All,It seems the summer weather has returned the past 2 days. The heat and humidity have been up for sure. I was really getting used to those 80 degree days and really liking the 55 degree mornings

New recipe: Classic RatatouilleAugust 16th, 2017

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)W

New recipe: Grilled Jalapeno PoppersAugust 9th, 2017

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

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