Author: Bryan Housel

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 7, 2017

Hello Everyone!  So, a couple of weeks ago I was at a training with a bunch of my fellow farmers.  Some of them were discussing the wet season we are having and one said...

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, like the eggplant, is a member of the Solanaceae, or Nightshade family.  Tomatoes are native to western South America, but were cultivated in Mexico by Mexican Indians, who were intrigued by its...

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Summer in a bowl: salty and sweet, with a hint of acidity. Make it with the best tomatoes you can find, a cold watermelon, less dressing than you would think and, if you can...

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomato and Garlic

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomato and Garlic

From an excellent farm-to-table cookbook, Serving up the Harvest by Andrea Chesman, this recipe is so simple and delicious. Although it calls for green or wax beans, any type of bean will work. The...

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Farm News – July 31, 2017

Hi Folks!  So the weather this past week was copacetic.  Most of the rain that was forecast didn’t materialize, and the cool temps were a relief from the heat.  I am hopeful that the...

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard, along with kale, mustard greens, and collard greens, is one of several leafy, green vegetables often referred to as “greens.”  It belongs to the same family as beets and spinach and shares...

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

With eggplants still in abundance, I can’t wait to make another batch of this Sicilian deliciousness. The recipe makes about 4-5 cups and keeps well for about a week in the fridge.

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Farm News – July 24, 2017

Hi Folks!  Well, it continues to rain, but at least this round brought us some relief from the heat!  It looks as though the temps will be more moderate this week; the humidity not...

Peppers

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers belong to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family of plants, along with chili pepper, cayenne pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes (except sweet potatoes and yams).  Their scientific name is Capsicum annuum.  This scientific name,...

Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

If you’ve signed up for Farmer John’s egg share, you’ll definitely want to try this Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole recipe found on delish.com.  It’s the breakfast version of stuffed peppers, made with bacon, eggs, and cheese....