Monthly Archive: July 2013

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 25, 2013

Hello Everyone, So we survived last week’s heat wave and it appears that we may be through the worst of the heat for this season. On Saturday we received a quarter inch of rain in a tremendous downpour that lasted about 15 minutes. This was helpful for speeding germination of a field that I recently planted in cukes, beans, beets, and summer squash. Our soils dry out fairly quickly, so even after all the rain in June we are already in need of precipitation. We have a decent chance of receiving some rain from scattered thunderstorms over the next two days. (more…)

Koosa Ma Laban

Koosa Ma Laban (Zucchini Yogurt Dip)

This Middle Eastern Zucchini Dip can be a fresh addition to your crudités presentations this summer. As presented, it makes about 1 ½ cups, can be made a day ahead, kept in fridge until ready for serving (just stir beforehand). (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 18, 2013

Hi Folks, We’re having a heat wave! I always try to look on the bright side; I’d like to say that while the heat won’t be good for some crops it will benefit others. The truth is that this much heat is not good for any living thing. Even heat loving crops like peppers, eggplant and melons shut down photosynthesis above 90 degrees. (more…)

Dried Summer Savory

Summer Savory

Summer savory is commonly used as a flavoring for soups, stews, and marinades. But it is also known as the “bean herb” because it goes so well with many types of beans, especially green beans or any other type of broad bean. It is also quite tasty in stuffings, with any type of meat or chicken, or sausages. (more…)