Monthly Archive: October 2016

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 31, 2016

Hello Folks!  We received about an inch of rain this week from a day of drizzle on Thursday and a couple of hours of heavier rain on Sunday.  This should help the crops remaining...

Whipped Parsnips

Whipped Parsnips

From the March 2013 issue of The Food Network Magazine, this recipe is easy, delicious, and serves 4 as a side.  You can substitute yellow or red potatoes for the russet.

Kohlrabi Home Fries

Kohlrabi Home Fries

This recipe was originally published in the March 6, 2012 edition of The New York Times.  Kohlrabi can be cut into thick sticks like home fries, browned in a small amount of oil, and...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 24, 2016

Hello Everyone!  This past weekend’s storms brought us a scant .4 of an inch of rain.  It was more wind than rain, and we continue with very dry conditions.  We will have another chance...

Leek and Swiss Chard Tart

Leek and Swiss Chard Tart

Here’s another great recipe from epicurious.com, a quiche-like dish using leeks and swiss chard.  Feel free to experiment with quiche dishes like this – you can mix in almost any precooked meat or top...

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies

This recipe was adapted by www.thekitchn.com from a Dan Lepard recipe published in The Guardian.  Mr. Lepard explains that the sweet potatoes maintain the brownie’s sweetness and texture while allowing for a little less butter...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 17, 2016

Hello Folks!  So we have had 2 light frosts since my last update.  We were able to cover and protect a few crops, notably the peppers.  We tried to save a late planting of...

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Here’s a wonderful fall soup from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa show on the Food Network.  Some commenters felt that the recipe turned out overly sweet — you might want to try adding more squash, cutting...

Beet Cake

Beet Cake

Yes, this cake is made with beets!  Very highly reviewed on food.com.  According to the recipe, the batter looks red, but the red bakes out.  Try it with almond flavored frosting, or serve it with homemade...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 10, 2016

Hi Folks!  We are expecting the possibility of our first frost early Tuesday morning.  It will likely be a light one, and things will begin to warm up as we go through the week. ...