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…

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…

Roast Chicken with Fennel and Lemons

Beautiful and fragrant, fennel is a lovely addition to our herb garden before the bulbs grow large enough to harvest. The greens from fennel are an added bonus to the large bulbous stem. The leaves can be added to salads or used as a bed to steam fish in. Ingredients: 1 chicken (3 1/2 to…

Marinade Featuring Fennel

A share-member recently shared a recipe for Porchetta Pork Roast , and I have fallen in love with it. The marinade is not only good on pork (I’ve tried it on several different cuts), but also roasted vegetables. Give it a try! Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons…

Pickled Swiss Chard Stems

Ingredients: 2 Tbs pickling spice 3 C red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar 1 tsp whole peppercorn 1/2 a lemon juiced 4 strips of lemon zest 3 tbs white sugar Swiss chard stems, cut in bite sized pieces Directions: Combine all ingredients, except Swiss chard stems, in pot. Boil for 3…