Monthly Archive: October 2010
Another parsnip recipe from Cook’s Illustrated.
This recipe is from tinyurbankitchen.com. The author of the blog describes this squash as being like candy. You will need some strong muscles and a sharp knife, preferably a cleaver to cut the squash. (more…)
Things are beginning to wind down a bit here on the farm. We are done seeding and transplanting crops for harvest this season. We have finished digging the sweet potatoes and most of the white potatoes as well. (more…)
note: that amounts are approximate.
1 onion, peeled and chopped
About one pound of parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch chunks
Olive oil to coat bottom of soup pot
1 quart chicken or vegetable stock (Trader Joes’s is fine) or enough to generously cover the parsnips
Salt and freshly ground black or white pepper (more…)
A unique twist on risotto, from the same cookbook, Cooking Close to Home. Perhaps a new addition to try at your Thanksgiving dinner? This recipe serves 4 and you can substitute butternut squash for acorn squash. (more…)
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather. There is no rain in the forecast this week, at least for the moment. This is good news since the ground is quite saturated. (more…)
For those of you who don’t go for the pork in your bean recipes, here is a lovely salad recipe from The Splendid Table.
Here’s a twist on the classic cassoulet recipe from a NY Times recipe. (more…)
We had our first frost this past Saturday night. As warm as it has been, I was hoping we would get a couple more weeks from the warm weather crops. The old saying “you can’t always get what you want” is especially true in farming. (more…)
The dry spell has officially ended! I guess it’s too much to ask, to have a balance between the sunshine and the rain and we have to accept the feast or famine pattern that has become the norm. Fortunately the fields here in Andover are very well drained and have been able to absorb the 7” of water that fell last week with no flooding. The greatest challenge during long rainy stretches is getting the harvesting done. (more…)