Brussels sprouts tops can be roasted and cooked exactly like brussels sprouts, only in a shorter period of time. Toss with olive oil and salt, and roast until some of the leaves are golden and crisp. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, lucky for us Jocelyn Cook got right on cooking her tops from the Tuesday share and submitted this amazing looking dish and recipe. Thanks, Jocelyn!
Garlic & Black Pepper Sausage over Caramelized Onions with Brussel-Sprout tops, Crushed Tomatoes and Orzo
by Jocelyn Cook
Goodness, these brussel-sprout tops were DELICIOUS! Continue reading
by Jocelyn Cook
Here we go with the grapes… Grape Cupcakes!!! Last weeks share included beautiful, seeded grapes. One of my favorite to cook with. On the Facebook page we saw shared examples of pizzas, jams, and even these luscious cupcakes featuring the grapes. Here’s the recipe for the cupcakes submitted by member Jocelyn Cook.
First, reduce grapes:
Wash, place in a covered pan on low for an hour. Remove from heat, let sit covered for 2hrs then refrigerate.When cooled, using a mesh strainer, pour contents in and strain, removing grape skins and seed fragments.Set aside.
by Beth Wheeler
I couldn’t delay any longer expressing my appreciation to the Farm Direct Coop team for all they do. Finding Farm Direct Coop has literally saved my Summer. Having been an avid gardener for decades, I was expecting a sad season when I realized putting in a garden while my house was on the market this Spring just didn’t make sense. Discovering your brilliant format has been a heartwarming joy.
The variety has been more fun than I expected as I play my own version of “Chopped” each week. While I failed at Callaloo, the Swiss Chard combined with your onions, garlic, tomato, and marinated feta was a smashing success. From the pantry, I added butter and oil, a small bit of chicken stock, Marblehead Salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. So tasty!
Recipe follows below.
Huge appreciation and kudos ladies!
By Susan McBrine
When considering joining a Food Cooperative (Coop), the obvious reasons come to mind: fresh, direct-from-the-farm produce that is bursting with the season’s goodness. But there are other “hidden” advantages to joining. The following are just a few reasons you may not have considered!
1. The Food Coop Workout
Anyone who has ever volunteered to work a Coop will tell you to show up with sleeves rolled and your good shoes at home. You will spend your time lifting, stretching, pulling, dragging and lugging crates, sacks, and boxes in all sorts of weather conditions. Erecting and collapsing those tents beats any 20-minute workout! You emerge, sore but victorious, knowing that you’ve “done your bit”.
2. Sharpening Your Math Skills
Quick! How many ounces in “two pounds, four ounces of carefully weighed heirloom tomatoes”? How many tomatoes make two pounds? How do I balance this scale? How many people are waiting behind me while I try to do the math? Continue reading