Author: Bryan Housel

Endive (aka Frisée)

Curly Endive (aka Frisée)

Curly endive, also known as frisée, is a leafy vegetable in the chicory family.  (Other chicory types include bitter veggies like escarole, radicchio, and the white-leaved Belgian endive).  Curly endive is a crisp bitter green can be...

Frisée aux Lardons

Frisée aux Lardons

From the New York Times, here is a bistro salad classic of curly endive with bacon and poached egg.  You want curly endive with tender, blanched centers.  That means the darker green outer leaves...

Eggplant Chocolate Cake

Eggplant Chocolate Cake

Here’s a great gluten free chocolate cake recipe made with eggplant!  From “Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache” by Harry Eastwood, and also written up on the Peaches and Donuts food blog.  It’s rich, moist, dense,...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 28, 2017

Hi Folks, So I have some good news and some bad news; which would you like first?  The bad news you say; well it seems we will have a short melon season.  The rain...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 21, 2017

Hello everyone, I am a bit under the weather at present so I will, with apologies, skip the usual complaints about the rain and get right to the part of the update that most...

Leeks

Leeks

Leeks, known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots, and scallions. Leeks look like large scallions, having a very small bulb and a long white cylindrical stalk of tightly wrapped, layered leaves. ...

Classic Ukrainian Borscht

Classic Ukrainian Borscht

This recipe for classic Ukrainian borscht was found at Natasha’s Kitchen food blog.  This recipe is meatless, but you can add in cubed beef, broth, and bones to add more flavor.  This soup takes...

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Here is a reliable standby soup from Epicurious.com.  It can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or frozen.  Serves 4.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 14, 2017

Hi Folks!  So, we begin, as always, with the weather report.   We received a whopping two and a half inches of the wet stuff over a 12-hour period last Friday.  Fortunately, it fell mostly...

Cherry Tomato and Ground Cherry Salsa

Cherry Tomato and Ground Cherry Salsa

Ground cherries are one of our CSA’s favorite summer treats – you won’t find them in grocery stores!  Their natural sweetness can be used to make a delicious and unique salsa, like this recipe...