Monthly Archive: July 2018

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 30, 2018

Hello Folks, “And the rain let up, and the sun came up, while we were getting dry”- Van Morrison.  It was a challenging week but it could have been worse, so I guess I’ll...

Eggplant

Eggplant

Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae, or “nightshade,” family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppers, and potatoes. As you already noticed, they come in a variety of shapes and colors. While...

Eggplant Parmesan on Angel Hair

Classic Eggplant Parmesan

Overwhelmed with all of the eggplant that we have been getting in the shares?  Eggplant Parmesan is an easy family favorite, and freezes well for future eating!

Eggplant and Orzo Salad

Eggplant and Orzo Salad

When in Cape May, stop by George’s Place restaurant on the corner of Beach and Perry Streets for delicious Greek food.  They won’t part with their recipe but I came pretty close to re-creating...

Red and Green Buttermilk Coleslaw

Red and Green Buttermilk Coleslaw

Here’s another colorful variation on a traditional summer party staple, taken from a William Sonoma cookbook, Cooking from the Farmers’ Market. The recipe serves 6.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – July 23, 2018

Hello Everyone!  So, we finally got some rain and now it doesn’t want to stop.  We are already at 3 inches with 2 more days of potentially substantial precipitation to come.  My crew worked...

Green Beans

Green Beans

Green beans, also known as snap beans because they “snap” when broken, are harvested when young, when the beans inside the pod are small and tender and the pods are thin. They are very...

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.

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

Here is another classic Italian dish that makes great use of our summer eggplant shares.

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

This recipe from Gourmet Magazine (via epicurious.com)  is a great way to put your summer CSA shares to use.  You can even use stock or bullion to kick up the taste.  Serves 6 –...