Author: Bryan Housel

Quick Kimchi

Quick Kimchi

This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple.  Unlike fermented kimchi, this quick variation is best eaten shortly after preparing and does not keep its crunchy texture...

Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern-Style Green Beans

These Southern-style green beans, found on the Spicy Southern Kitchen food blog, are flavored with lots of bacon, and cooked long and slow until they’re melt-in-your-mouth tender. You’ll want to cook them for at least...

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 11, 2017

Hello Everyone, we have another nice share for you this week, including another round of sweet corn.  Last week the corn we sent was Silverqueen, an old standard variety.  This week we are sending...

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...

Dragon's Tongue Beans

Dragon’s Tongue Beans With Garlic

Don’t be scared by these unique looking heirloom beans – they are really very delicious.  Dragon’s Tongue beans have vivid purple streaks that fade when the beans are cooked.  Here’s a simple preparation from the It Ain’t...

Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta

Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta

This recipe is courtesy of Cooking Light.  It calls for pattypan squash, but you can substitute any of your other summer squashes, depending on what you have on hand.

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News – September 4, 2017

Hi Folks, Happy Labor Day!  I hope you enjoyed it however you spent it!  Of course, there’s no day off for us here on the farm — the show must go on!  My workers...

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,...