Monthly Archive: October 2011

Red Wine Chicken Stew with Root Vegetables

Red Wine Chicken Stew with Root Vegetables

From the Winter 2009 issue of Edible Green Mountains, this recipe serves 6. While not for a speedy, weeknight meal, it is delicious and well-worth the effort. You can omit the chestnuts or purchase great ones from Sonoma in a glass jar this time of year (just open and quarter). Do try it for that cozy Fall or Wintry supper!

P.S. The wines evaporate so no worries serving to the entire family. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- October 27, 2011

Hi Folks,

With the exception of some heavy rain on Thursday, the past week of weather was more or less beneficial. The temperatures remained balmy and the winds that followed the rain have helped to dry out the fields a bit. We still have some very soggy spots in the fields, making it a challenge to plant the winter cover crop. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- October 20, 2011

Hi Folks,

It was another week of mild temperatures and the rain that was predicted fortunately did not amount to much. The fields are still very soggy and I am a bit worried about how I will plant my cover crops and prepare the beds to plant next season’s garlic crop. There is not much rain forecasted for the next ten days and the breezy conditions are helpful in drying out the ground so, hopefully, there will be a window of opportunity soon. (more…)

Buttered Turnip Puree

Buttered Turnip Puree

Tyler Florence, from The Food Network, offers up this creamy and delicious recipe. It serves 4 , takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and in 30 minutes it’s on your table. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- October 13, 2011

Hi Folks,

It’s been a glorious week of sunny weather and mild temperatures. Our fields are finally beginning to dry out although there are still a few wet spots about. While daytime temps have been balmy it is getting chilly at night and clear skies mean strong radiative cooling. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- October 6, 2011

Hi Folks,

I guess I spoke too soon last week about dodging a bullet, as the scattered storms of the week brought us another 5 inches of rain. The creek did once again rise and form a lake in the field with the brassicas, drowning a few more plants on the edges of the previous inundation. While I enjoy bird watching, I am not happy to see ducks swimming and egrets wading in my fields. (more…)