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Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Cucumber with Feta dressing
2-3 medium to large cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of salt ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup of crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup of yogurt ¼ cup of sour cream 1 teaspoon of Dijon-sty
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Scandinavian Cucumber Salad
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 of thinl
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Cucumber Salsa
2 medium to large cucumbers peeled and diced or shredded 1 cup of finely diced tomatoes ½ cup of minced scallions or red onion 1 clove of garlic finely minced ¼ cup of any color sweet pepper finely diced ¼ cup of lime juice

Sweet Potatoes
In my opinion sweet potatoes are one of the true super foods when it comes to the nutritional value and the versatility of this vegetable.  One cup of cooked sweet potato is packed full of dietary fiber 26%, vitamin A 769%, C 65%, B6 29%. 
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Easy Marinated Beets
4 Medium sized beets 2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey Virgin Olive Oil Salt Pepper Boil beets, peel, and cut into quarters. Combine the red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk in enough olive oil to emulsify. Pour the
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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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Cabbage Cole Slaw
1 medium head of cabbage 1 medium onion, minced fine 3 carrots, peeled and grated or shredded 1 jar of Marzettis Original Slaw Dressing or your favorite Salt Pepper Cut cabbage into large chunks small enough to fit in the chute of a food proces
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Bell Pepper, Spinach and Sausage Pasta
This recipe was designed to serve 4 but makes a lot. If you want to make less the recipe can easily be reduced in half. I like to use WE Farm Hot Italian Sausage in this recipe. For more information on WE Farm meats and eggs check out The Wayne-Egeno

Cabbage Au Gratin
Cabbage Carrots Onion Butter Grated Swiss or cheddar cheese Cheese Sauce Prepare 2 cups of cheese sauce. Recipe follows. Sauté 3 cups of finely chopped cabbage with 1 small diced onion. Place half the cabbage in a buttered casserole dis
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Spicy Zucchini
2 to 3 Medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, minced* 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges ½ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon groun

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Grilled Chili Rellenos
Grilled Chili Rellenos (Poblanos on the half shell) 4 – Poblano Chili Peppers, halved and de-seeded 2 tab olive oil 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 small to medium onion, finely diced 1 cup (8 oz) of canned black beans 1 cup shredded Mo

Garden Casserole
Ingredients 2 pounds eggplant, peeled 5 teaspoons salt, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2-inch thick 5 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 2 celery ribs, sliced *

Salsa Cruda (Spicy Tomato Dip)
This is a good quick fresh salsa recipe. It takes little time to make and it taste much better than any salsa you purchase in a jar. You may want to double or triple this recipe. You can adjust the individual ingredients to suite your taste. I have f

Quick Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Basil (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange whole cherry tomatoes in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 15
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Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Whole cloves of garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Halve cherry tomatoes and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet along with the cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, just enough to make them gl
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Spinach and Basil Pesto
Spinach 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. An example would be the proportion of spinach to basil. If you like basil add more if not
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Grandma B's Spinach Salad
Salad: 5 oz of fresh spinach. 1 oz micro-greens ½ small red onions thinly sliced ½ small red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved or sliced Toss all ingredients and serve with dressing. Dressing

Grilled Zucchini
2 – Small green or yellow zucchini, about 6 to 8 inches long Virgin olive oil Garlic powder Dried Italian Seasoning or dried Thyme Salt and pepper Remove the stem end of the zucchinis with a kitchen knife. Slice zucchinis long ways about &
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Onion Tart
Pastry Dough 1 - 9” pie shell unbaked Prepared store bought is fine or make your own. Filling; 4 – Tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil 2- Large (or equivalent smaller) onions, peeled and thinly sliced 2 – Tablespoons of flou
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Cilantro Dip
1 bunch of cilantro, long stems trimmed 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 ½ Tablespoons of water ½ Tablespoon of mayonnaise 1 ½ Tablespoons of red wine or white vinegar 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice 3 Tablespoons finely chopped

Cilantro Pesto
2-cups packed cilantro, large stems removed ½ cup blanched almonds (regular almonds or any mild flavored nut) ¼ cup of diced red onion (any sweet onion) ½ teaspoon of chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeds removed ¼

Roasted Kohlrabi
4 – Kohlrabi bulbs peeled 1 – Tablespoon of olive oil 1 – Clove of garlic, minced 1/3- cup parmesan cheese or more Salt and pepper to taste Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Slice kohlrabi ¼ inch thick and then slice in hal
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Kohlrabi Slaw
3 to 4 – Kohlrabi bulbs peeled and shredded 1 - Carrot shredded ¼ cup- raisins or to taste Your favorite slaw dressing Salt and pepper Combine all ingredients and chill. Optional add some diced apple and walnuts.
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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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