Author: Bryan Housel

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – November 12, 2018

Hi Folks! So, we have arrived at the end of another CSA season. While every season has its particular challenges, primarily weather related, this has been one for the books. While I’m not generally...

Blue Potatoes

Blue Potatoes

Because of their color, blue potatoes add a unique flair to everyday cuisine.  In their native land of South America, they are often used in conjunction with herbs and spices to make salads and...

Saag paneer

Greens with Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Here is a greens recipe, from CSA member Veronica Sidhu (author of Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul), using paneer cheese rather than lentils.  It is one most Americans...

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Farm News – November 5, 2018

Hi Folks – So torrential rains delivered another 4 inches of water this past Friday night into Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, the creek behind the house overflowed and flooded the part of the...

Spinach

Spinach

Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach provide more nutrients than any other food.  Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia.  Spinach made its way to China in the 7th century...

Bacon and Egg Coconut Flour Muffins

Bacon and Egg Coconut Flour Muffins

Found on thecoconutmama.com food blog, these bacon and egg coconut flour muffins are easy to make and are wonderful high protein breakfast option.  I make a few batches of these every month so my...

Braised Root Vegetables and Cabbage with Fall Fruit

Braised Root Vegetables and Cabbage with Fall Fruit

Here’s a simple braised vegetable dish from legendary French chef Alain Ducasse, via Food & Wine.  Gently cooking the fruit and vegetables in chicken broth makes them surprisingly delicious. Try it as a cold-weather...

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Farm News – October 29, 2018

Hi Everyone, So the bizarre weather pattern continues — frequent rain and consistently gray skies with very little sunshine. And we continue to be frustrated that crops are growing so slowly. At least there’s...

Yacon

Yacon

Easy to grow and store, high-yielding, supernutritious and crunchy like an apple, yacon root (pronounced ya-kon) is one of the many “new” vegetables coming to us from South America.  In reality, this fruitlike vegetable has...

Yacon Kale Citrus Salad

Yacon Kale Citrus Salad

Yacon is commonly enjoyed raw.  It’s really easy to prepare yacon, just peel off the brown skin and shred it or chop it into dishes, such as salads and slaws.  Here’s a citrus salad found...