Monthly Archive: August 2011

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- August 25, 2011

Hi Folks,

The rainy week is behind us and fortunately it was not as bad as it looked on the weather sites. We received another inch and a half of rain during the week in addition to the 3 inches mentioned in the last update. Last night’s storms which were predicted to possibly bring hail and damaging winds brought neither and only a quarter of an inch of precipitation. (more…)

Stuffed Tomatoes with Tofu and Spinach

Stuffed Tomatoes with Tofu and Spinach

Food reporter Mark Bittman wrote a timely piece two weeks ago in The New York Times Sunday Magazine on what to do with the abundance of tomatoes that can be found this time of year. This is one of the many recipes he listed. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- August 18, 2011

Hi Everyone,

It was a week of glorious weather; plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures. Now it seems we have slipped back into the rainy weather pattern that prevailed in the spring. The rains that began on Saturday evening have dropped 3 inches on us thus far, with more forecast for Monday and Tuesday. (more…)

Stuffed Squash

Stuffed Squash

Ingredients:

4 to 6 medium yellow or green squash
1 lb ground turkey (if vegetarian, canned chickpeas can be substituted)
1 large onion, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (optional)
Olive oil
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
Salt/pepper/spices (oregano, basil, cumin, curry — up to you), to taste
1 cup cooked brown rice
Cheese (cheddar, provolone), shredded or sliced thin (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

August 11, 2011

Hi Folks,

It was another good weather week here on the farm. We received an inch and a quarter of rain on Saturday night. We are looking at a lot of chances for more rain from scattered and isolated thunderstorms during the week ahead. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News TBA- August 4, 2011

Hi Folks,

We’ve had two wonderful rains here on the farm during the past week; each dropping a little over an inch of precipitation. The first was a beautiful slow steady rain that fell over a period of 8 hours or so, which allowed the very parched ground to soak it up. The second came as more of a deluge, delivering an inch in about two hours, but since the ground was already moist it was ready to absorb the water with little or no runoff. (more…)