Garlic Scape Hummus

Homemade hummus is easy, delicious and kid-friendly recipe. There are many different flavors to try make, but we enjoy the flavor (and fun light green color) of hummus made with garlic scapes. Ingredients: · 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas · 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice · 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini (you can substitute peanut butter) · 1 garlic scape,…

Thunder Cake

Thunder storms are now an exciting, anticipate phenomenon in our home, thanks to the lovely book by Patricia Polacco, Thunder Cake. Ingredients: 1 cup shortening (we use butter) 1 3⁄4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs, separated 1 cup cold water 1⁄3 cup tomato puree 2 1⁄2 cups cake flour 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder…

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut butter is a favorite in our home. And this peanut butter popcorn has proven to be a ‘go-to’ family recipe! How to make peanut butter popcorn: Have warm in oven: 2 quarts popped popcorn Cook to rolling boil:                  1/2 Cup sugar                  1/2 Cup honey Remove from heat and add:                  1/2 Cup…

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

This recipe is a variation of a family recipe I received from my mother. I’ve simplified the recipe from a sweet dessert bread to more of a versatile ‘every-day’ kind of recipe. I love the color pumpkin and egg gives to the bread and why not enjoy it more than just on special occasions! I…

Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are a fun cross between a boiled, baked and fried potato! We thought using our Purple Viking potatoes (purple skin and white flesh) created a beautiful contrast of colors – and of course delicious flavors! Ingredients 1 pound baby potatoes, whole 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon…

Caramelized Onion and Fennel

Slow cooked = the sweetest way to enjoy fennel and onions! Serve alone as a side to chicken or seafood, or on crackers or thinly sliced toasted baguette for a crostini. You can also use it as a filling for a rustic tart. Ingredients 2 large onions, halved then sliced lengthwise (root to tip) in…

Moroccan Kebabs with Vegetables and Turkey

An easy grilled meal from the garden. You can omit the turkey, and add other vegetables such as eggplant and zucchini. Delicious and savory! Ingredients: • 8 wooden or metal kebab skewers • 4 large cloves garlic, minced • 3 Tbsp. olive oil • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice • 1 tsp. ground coriander •…

Cucumber, Celery, and Gin Sorbet

Sweet, refreshing, herbal – it’s summer on a spoon! Ingredients 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup water 1/2 cup packed fresh celery leaves 2 large English cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 2 tablespoons floral gin, such as Hendrick’s Directions Bring sugar and water to a…

Roasted Cauliflower

Sometimes simple is best! Roasted cauliflower, tossed with oil and a splash of lemon juice and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Simple and delicious! Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced Lemon juice from half a lemon Olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper Parmesan cheese Method 1…

Miso Charred Turnips and Eggplant

This recipe is a fusion of two. The miso/honey glaze is  a delicious way to enjoy softly grilled turnips and eggplant. I think they make a great pair! Follow links at the bottom of the page to see the original recipes. Ingredients: 2 eggplants 2 turnips 1 tbsp of runny honey 1 tbsp of miso…

Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette

This fresh, cool galette made a big splash among our volunteers last week. They loved it and we hope you do, too! I’m usually not a fan of pre-made crust, but sometimes ease is the way to go. Feel free to substitute one of your own homemade crusts. If you have a great pie crust…

Strawberry Lime Vinaigrette

This recipe is originally for two people, but it is easily expanded to make a larger amount, and it stores well in the fridge. If you don’t have fresh strawberries available, use strawberry preserves or jam. Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 2 teaspoons fresh strawberries, lightly smashed with a fork •…