Monthly Archive: September 2016

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 26, 2016

Hi Folks!  So the nights are getting quite chilly now up here in the hills of Northwest NJ.  We came quite close to having a frost on Sunday night.  Just down the road, in...

Acorn Squash

Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash actually belongs to the same species as all “summer” squashes (such as zucchini and yellow squash).  The most common variety is dark green in color, but newer...

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Moroccan Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe, hailing from an old issue of Whole Living by Martha Stewart (via The Bitten Word), serves 4. I’ve substituted whole wheat couscous or brown rice when I’m out of bulgur, just remember...

Acorn Squash Purée

Acorn Squash Purée

This recipe from epicurious.com is a simple way to make your acorn squash into a soup, perfect for chilly October nights.  This recipe yields 6 servings.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 19, 2016

Hi Everyone!  So we received a little bit of rain this past weekend.  I heard reports of heavy downpours near the farm but they seem to have missed us and we got perhaps a...

Potatoes

Potatoes

You may have noticed that the potatoes we get have had different hues of flesh.  Potatoes actually come in a rainbow of colors, from yellow “Yukon Gold” to “Purple Peruvian”. Potatoes technically are not...

Green Beans Au Gratin

Green Beans Au Gratin

This recipe for Green Beans Au Gratin, found on food.com, is a real crowd pleaser.  It’s a great comfort dish for big family meals and special occasions!  Serves 4.

Raw Beet Salad

Raw Beet Salad

This is a beet recipe from NY Times Cooking which might appeal to someone who is skeptical of their earthy, rooty flavor.  Uncooked beets are less sweet and earthy than they are when boiled or roasted....

Butternut Squash Lasagna

This is a perfect fall dish highlighting the mellow flavors of butternut squash, courtesy of Parade Magazine.  Can also substitute other winter squashes such as pumpkin, kabocha, or acorn for different flavors.