Author: Bryan Housel

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,...

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. ...