Ratatouille

This recipe is a simple rendition of an often very fussy dish to make. Delicious all the same! Ingredients: 1 medium or 2 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch dice 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more to taste 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch dice 4 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 bunch basil, tied…

Pesto

A summer staple and such a good way to use up tons of fresh basil. Ingredients: 2 cups packed tender young basil leaves ¼ cup pine nuts 1 teaspoon salt 2 plump garlic cloves, peeled and crushed with flat blade of a knife ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste ½ cup freshly…

Falafel

Dried chickpeas are soaked and ground with an abundance of fresh herbs… this recipe is a delicious way to celebrate summer’s finest fresh herbs and flavors! Pack pita bread with falafel, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and a creamy tahini sauce. Yum! Ingredients: 2 cups dried chickpeas (Do NOT use canned or cooked chickpeas) 1 cup fresh…

Kale and Swiss Chard Gratin

This recipe is rich and full of flavor. Mixing Kale with Swiss Chard creates a gratin with both soft texture and enough body to hold up under the bread crumb topping. Béchamel Ingredients: 4 Tbs butter 1/4/ cup flour 2-3 cups milk salt and pepper to taste ground nutmeg Ingredients: 1 bunch Swiss Chard leaves,…

Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir fry

This simple, quick stir fry is a satisfying way to enjoy delicious and crisp bok choy. We enjoyed it all the more with Blue Oyster mushrooms grown right here in Andover, VT by Little Pond Mushroom Co. Ingredients: 1 head bok choy , clean and chopped into bite sized pieces 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 4…

Oven Roasted Bok Choy

Oven roasting is a easy, delicious way to enjoy Bok Choy. Eat this alongside rice and your favorite Asian dishes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Bok Choy, roughly chopped 1 head garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Red pepper flakes, black pepper and sesame seeds to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Lay Bok…

Garlic

The kitchen would be a lesser place without the sweet pungency of garlic. Garlic, with leek and onions, is a member of the Allium, or lily family. Both good, and good for you, garlic is an essential staple of every good cook’s larder. There are many garlic varieties, which all have essentially the same flavor….

Beet Hummus

Arguably the most beautiful hummus! Add cooked beets into a traditional chickpea hummus and the results are gorgeous and delicious. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas 1 small roasted beet 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini (you can substitute peanut butter) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more…

Hot and Smoky Sprouts

Ingredients: 4-5 cloves garlic 1 Tbs peppercorn 1 Tbs chili pepper flakes 1 pound Brussels Sprouts 2-3 jalapenos, cut into rounds 1 grape leaf Brine Ingredients: 1/2 gallon unchlorinated water 2 Tbs sea salt 2 Tbs smoked salt Directions: Put garlic cloves, peppercorns and chili flakes in the bottom of a 1-quart jar or crock….

Braised Chicken with Celeriac and Garlic

Celeriac (also know as Celery Root) imparts a wonderful celery flavor that pairs beautifully with the chicken. Ingredients: 3 lb chicken parts such as breasts and thighs (with skin and bone) and drumsticks 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 celeriac; peeled and cut into…

Summer Corn Chowder

Summer’s best flavors in one pot! This recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the short, sweet season of farm fresh corn-on-the-cob. Ingredients: · 4 ears fresh sweet corn, husked and silks removed and kernels cut from cob · 2 Tbsp butter · 2 slices bacon, chopped · 1 medium yellow onion chopped · 1/8 cup all-purpose flour…

Tomato and Summer Squash Skillet

This recipe is an old family favorite when tomatoes and summer squash are coming in an over abundance from the garden. I am always comforted by the simple flavor and beautiful colors. Ingredients: · 3 small summer squash/zucchini, sliced · 3 medium tomatoes, sliced · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 3 tablespoons oil · Salt and black pepper · Grated cheese…