Westfield Area CSA Blog

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,...

Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic

Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic

This recipe from Whole Foods can be made with a mix of greens, such as spinach, mustard greens, curly endive (frisée), escarole, kale, or broccoli raab.  The recipe as presented serves 6 to 8.

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...

Lettuce

Lettuce

It is true, eating all that salad is good for you!  While the nutritional value of lettuce varies with the variety, the following excerpt from the University of Illinois website sets the record straight:...

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Here’s an easy recipe that’s great if you have a head of lettuce that you have to use right away.  Even if you don’t, it’s still a delicious side dish to any Asian meal....

Easy Lettuce Soup

Easy Lettuce Soup

This simple lettuce soup recipe found on food.com is surprisingly good!  It’s very similar tasting to a cream of broccoli soup though not as creamy.  Try it with some crusty bread and cheese.  Serves 2-4.

String Beans and Summer Squash

String Beans and Summer Squash

From Eating Well magazine, this recipe is easy and colorful.  Feel free to add whatever other summer share veggies you have.  If you have a few small, over-ripe tomatoes, chop and add them, too!  Serves...

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...