given to me by my friend, Mela, many years ago
1 cup chopped onions
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 to1 lb. (2 to 4 cups) cut carrots
2 sweet peppers
2 lbs. (8 cups) chopped eggplant
2 or so cups chopped
2 or more cloves garlic, chopped
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. sugar (optional)
cayenne and black
Sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic
and sweet peppers. Then add everything else. Cover and simmer
about 30 minutes. Take the lid off and simmer, uncovered,
until you like the amount of liquid that is left. Serve with
rice or with nice hearty bread or both.
NOTE: This is another “forgiving” recipe. A little
more of this or a little less of that and it will still be
okay. If also freezes quite well.
From Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
2 medium-small eggplants, Juice from one good-sized lemon
1/2 cup tahini 3 medium cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup finely
minced scallions (optional) 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
Salt to taste 1 Tbsp. olive oil
Cut off stem ends and prick all over with fork. Bake at 400
degrees until completely "pooped", about 45 minutes.
Remove gingerly from oven, and let cool. Scoop out the insides
and mash well. Combine with other ingredients, except oil.
Chill completely and drizzle oil over top right before serving.
Use it to dip bread, vegetables or even to top pasta or rice.
Real Deal Meal in the Field: October 7 from 5 - 8.
$22/ person includes as many gourmet, straight from
the field, tacos, salsas and Agua Fresca(s) prepared by Mateo
Granados of Yucatan Tamale fame. Kids 12 and under = $5.00.
Canning Day: September 27th. Nominal fee.
From late morning to early afternoon. New and experienced
canners welcome. Please let us know if you are coming and/
or call or e-mail me for more info.
RECIPES: Please send me any seasonal recipes
you may want to see in the Menu!
Gift Certificates/ Other Gifts: We will have
Gift Certificates available for both the Farm Stand and CSA
if you are interested for all
your gift-giving needs. We also have gorgeous wool scarves
and blankets as well as beautiful chile vinegar to name a
Wool Products: We have some gorgeous hand woven scarves
and blankets/ throws from the WE Tierra Shetland Sheep. Stop
in the Farm Stand for a look-see.
Come visit: Please all of you who pick up at drop off locations,
come visit. We are open Saturdays from 11 to 6 and you are
all more than welcome to come take a walk in the field and
visit with your vegetables/ fruits.
HONEY: We’ve got honey from the field: Tierra Vegetables
Estate Honey. It is really sweet and flavorful. Scott, our
beekeeper at Nelson Family Apiary, is using it for his honey
of the month! We can put it in your box. We’ve got two
sizes: 10 oz for $8.50 and 20 oz for $12.00. Let me know.
PLASTIC BAGS; We need lots of CLEAN plastic bags, please.
We go through a lot and are not ordering any more until we
can get the non-GMO biodegradable ones.
PICK UP POLICY NOTE: We are experiencing
an issue with boxes not being picked up at various locations,
including the Farm Stand, on a timely manner. We understand
that sometimes you forget or something comes up that you can’t
get your box of vegetables. If this happens, please call me
at 696-8148 and we will bag it up for those
picking up at the farm or hold it at the drop off locations.
Otherwise, boxes left over 24 hours will be donated or used
by our hosts. Thank you.
Reminder: The Farm
Stand is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from
11 to 6:00.
FARM: Please come on in for a visit whenever you can and bring
EGGS---Our chickens are starting to lay their
eggs! Hooray. These beautiful and delicious eggs are available
at the Farm Stand. Better watch out, though: the customers
at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market would take them all if
we'd let them. You all get priority! Come check them out and
see what a really fresh egg looks and tastes like.
Calling all loyal CSA members. We would love
to put your recipes in the Menu. If you have anything that
you'd like to share, please e-mail me at email@example.com
and most likely your recipe (or comment) will make its way
to this little Menu.