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CSA Thursday!

I love HighCross Farm

In the box:

  • Kale
  • Waido
  • Arugula
  • Spring Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic Chives
  • Tyme
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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in CSA

 

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CSA 2010 Box 1

Today is the day I’ve been waiting all winter & spring for. The 2010 CSA season has begun.  And true to form, HighCross Farm did not disappoint.

The strawberries lasted Oooooh I’d say three minutes once they came out of the box.

In the box:

  • Strawberries
  • Kale
  • Yukina
  • Baby Pac Choi
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Lettuce
  • Baby beet greens
  • Tomato plant
  • Basil Plant

I love it all!

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2010 in CSA

 

Roasted Carrot Gnocchi

I got these beauties from HighCross Farm.

I wanted to do something I had never done before with the awesome white carrots from HighCross Farm.  I decided to make a gnocchi.  Let me tell you the result was FABULOUS.  What a nice derivative from the standard potato gnocchi.

I decided to roast the carrots to give some added depth to the flavor profile.  It altered the color of the gnocchi a bit, but I was OK with that.

The recipe isn’t too complicated or time-consuming.  I used my roasted tomato sauce recipe found here to compliment the gnocchi.  Definitely a keeper.

Roasted Carrot Gnocchi

  • 1/2 pound carrots, about 5 or 6 of medium size

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped fine

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 5 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt to taste

  • 1- 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Black pepper ground fresh from the mill

  • A pinch freshly grated nutmeg

  • A large dutch oven with boiling, salted water

Rinse and peel your carrots.  Roughly chop them into pieces.  Spread carrots over a cookie sheet and lightly coat them with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast at 400 until carrots are soft and caramelized.  Set aside to cool down.

Put 1 tablespoon of the butter and all the chopped onion in a medium skillet and turn on the heat to medium. Cook the onion, stirring from time to time, until it becomes translucent.

Add carrots and onion/butter into a food processor and puree.

Add flour, egg yolk, nutmeg, more S & P, 3 tablespoons of the grated Parm and combine until a uniform consistency. You should be able to roll it out into a snake.  NOTE: The dough is very fragile so handle it gently.  If you need to add flour add it little at a time. Taste the dough to make sure it’s not too flour-y.

Roll dough in batches into a snake and cut into 1 inch pieces with a knife.  They will look like little pillows.  Roll each pillow over the back side of a fork to give it nice markings to hold a sauce.

Drop gnocchi into boiling water. When they float to the top, they are done.

Spoon some sauce onto a serving platter and top with gnocchi.  Sprinkle with remaining grated Parmesan and fresh herbs of your choice.

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2010 in carrots, CSA, Uncategorized

 

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The boxes keep getting better and better!

In the box this week:

  • Watermelon
  • Tomatoes!!
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Lettuce
  • Summer squash (yellow crook neck and zucchini)
  • Bell peppers
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers

Check out those red torpedo onions! Can’t wait to play with those.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2009 in CSA

 

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In the box this week

  • Lettuce, 2 varieties
  • Green Pepper
  • Tomatoes!
  • Salsa Pepper
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Watermelon!!
  • Raspberries
  • Wax Beans
  • Lots of summer squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cucumbers
  • Basil
  • Red Onions

I love it! I love HighCross Farm!  I love Farmer Steve and Kath!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2009 in CSA

 

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CSA Day!

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Melons!! Tons of herbs, onions, kale, broccoli, cukes, summer squash, lettuce, peppers and potatoes.

HighCross Farm never disappoints.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2009 in CSA

 

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CSA Thursday..I love it.

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I love HighCross Farm!!!!!

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2009 in CSA