Author: Bryan Housel

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 13, 2018

Hi Everyone! One of my members with family in Seattle informed me that the Pacific Northwest is unusually hot and dry, and that they are plagued with forest fires just as is California. So,...

Tomatillos

Tomatillos

Tomatillos are also called “tomate verde” in Mexico (which means green tomato) and are considered a staple in Mexican cooking.  They are a member of the nightshade family, related to tomatoes.  Tomatillos now grow everywhere in...

Baked Radish Quinoa Salad

Baked Radish Quinoa Salad

This baked radish and quinoa salad, found on the Jen Reviews health and food blog, is simple enough to make for lunch or dinner.  It contains all the tasty summer flavors and enough protein...

Southern Summer Succotash

Southern Summer Succotash

In the summertime, succotash just calls out for those fresh, abundant summer vegetables – fresh corn on the cob, lima beans, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers – red, yellow, orange or green, or even a...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – August 6, 2018

Hi Folks, Another week and another 6” of rain!  All I can say is if I wanted to live somewhere it rained all the time I would have moved to Seattle!  Hopefully we are...

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...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

This Stuffed Tomatoes recipe comes from New York Times Magazine’s: The Proper Ways to Treat an Heirloom (August 5, 2011).

Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Every summer around this time, I overhear members asking themselves and others what the deuce to do with more cucumbers. Besides add-ins to salads, or cool refreshment for your eye-lids, why not take a...

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...