Monthly Archive: October 2017

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – October 16, 2017

Hi Everyone!  Today, in addition to harvesting for the Tuesday deliveries, we spent preparing for another cold night.  This will be our first hard frost and will likely finish off most of the tender...

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

Commonly known in the United States as broccoli raab, it is truly a vegetable with many names around the world.  A few of the many names are raab, rabe, rapa, rapine, rappi, rappone, turnip...

Sauteed Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab with Caramelized Onions

This recipe, found at simplyrecipes.com is the classic Italian way to prepare broccoli raab.  It’s also great served with Italian sausage and pasta. Note that this recipe also includes the blanching steps, which is the...

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Vegetable Lentil Soup

This recipe is from Gourmet magazine and can be found on epicurious.com.  It requires lots of chopping, but is relatively easy. I generally double the recipe when I make it, because it goes very...

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 – October 9, 2017

Hello Folks, as I write we are receiving some much-needed rain; hurricane rain but without any damaging winds.  This will be of great benefit to the greens and the fall brassicas which have been...

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a winter squash belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family of field pumpkins.  It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.  It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with...

Braised and Glazed Butternut Squash

Braised and Glazed Butternut Squash

This recipe is taken from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything.  Once you peel and cut the squash, you braise it in a small amount of liquid, then boil off the remaining moisture to...

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Here’s a family favorite way to prepare broccoli, found on the I Wash, You Dry food blog.  Baking broccoli at high heat is magical:  the outsides get a beautiful crispiness to them, while the...

Spiced Squash Cookies

Spiced Squash Cookies

From an old, Edible Vermont (2009) magazine, Winter issue, these spiced cookies are cake-like in texture and so welcoming on a cold, wintry day with a hot cup of tea (or cocoa).  Roast and...