Leek Risotto

by Jocelyn Cook

Long time member Jocelyn whipped up a delectable Leek Risotto and shared the recipe with our members. Leeks are plentiful this time of year, keep the recipe on hand for when they show up in the Share. Raw leeks will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 14 days, or blanch and freeze for use up to 12 months later. Cooked leeks; however, only last a few days in the fridge. So do yourself a favor – make the risotto and eat it all in one sitting. Or maybe eat any (unlikely) leftovers for lunch promptly the following day. Continue reading

Cloumage Cheese

What’s in a cloumage? From the Shy Brothers Website: The Shy Brothers’ farm encompasses the highest land in a peninsula between the two branches of the Westport River. The farm gets cooling breezes in the summer, even fog some days. The salt air moderates temperatures in the winter months. The cows are able to stay at pasture longer than most in the region. The brothers are careful with their animals and of course don’t use any antibiotics or hormones on their milkers. The brothers control the quality of their herd, one of the secrets to great artisanal cheese!

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Corn Bisque

Member Jocelyn Cook submitted several tantalizing recipes and since we’re getting corn this week, we’re sharing her Corn Bisque recipe. It sounds like a savory, perfect for end of summers cooler weather, I can’t wait to try it!

Ingredients
1tbsp olive oil
1 medium spring onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ears fresh sweet corn, husked
1 green pepper, diced
3 Cubanelle peppers
2 carrots
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 cups chicken broth
1, 14oz can light coconut milk
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
chopped chives, for garnish
(I reserved some corn kernels and threw in after blending for a bit of texture)

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Gentle Sweet & Sour GREENS

by Sally Azimat Schreiber-Cohn; finalized August 3, 2017

Flowering Kale

Inspiration from Farm-Direct Coop items. This can be a relatively quick preparation, if you’ve got the ingredients handy. Can use greens of most any type.

Ingredients
Recipe for 2-3 people: [T = Tablespoon; t = teaspoon]
8 oz GREENS, Chard, kale, turnip greens, &/or collards. (Heavier stemmed need longer cooking.)
1/2 Smallish sweet apple, OR sweet, ripe peach, (often I peel), cut into ½” pieces
2 T+1t Maple syrup (I used Grade A amber)
1 T+2t Flavored vinegar (I used Herb FARMacy “Purple Basil” organic)
3/8t Salt (somewhat similar to 3 shakes, i.e. 1/4t + 1/8t)
2t Dried Dill (or 2 T fresh dill) (via www.healwithfood.org – 1 teaspoon dried dill equals 3 teaspoons fresh)

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Roasted Beet Dip

It’s easy enough to peruse the FDC Facebook page for delicious inspiration on what to do with beets. But when the mood strikes for something a little different, a delicious snack that goes well with so many of the other FDC finds – like snack peppers, tomatoes, and carrot sticks – give this roasted beet dip a whirl, literally. Created by Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients
2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon plus ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
½ teaspoon salt

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the beets in a baking dish and coat with the coconut oil. Bake for 1 hour or until tender, stirring every 20 minutes.
2. Let the beets cool for 10 minutes and then place them in a blender or food processor with the olive oil, water, apple-cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Blend until a thick paste forms, if it is too thick add more olive oil one tablespoon at a time. Serve on fresh vegetable slices or use as a dip.