FOOD BLOG

Haiku Contest – Winners!

Our Haiku Contest winner — Ann Ingraham! lightening bugs in jars rainstorm, cracking of thunder my mom’s hands paint thyme Ann Ingraham   Runners up: Small child’s hand in mine Lindsay saw the falling leaves “The leaves are leaving!” Kathy Tresch Delicate flower Your love was a raging sea And a summer breeze Conner Tamblin […]

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Green Garlic Soufflés – twice baked

This first course or side dish is elegant enough for a dinner party but is also terrific for a quick side since the soufflés can be made ahead (or even frozen) then the second baking is just 10-15 minutes. I first made a version of this dish for a New Year’s Eve dinner party from […]

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Blood Orange Bundt Cake

Eating seasonally often dictates that old ideas of “traditional” dishes are really a product of marketing. Apple pie at Fourth of July picnic as an example, apples just are not in season in July. A better choice for summer might be peaches or cherries but somehow these do not translate into “traditional”. Take Valentine’s Day, […]

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Sweet Potato Gratin

This recipe is an adaptation of my friend Stephanie’s from Water Street Bistro. She gave me the technique a few years ago and this has become a regular in my winter side dish repertoire. Ham, fried chicken, even salmon patties are happy to have this hot dish accompany them and take center stage on the […]

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Fried “Rice” Cauliflower

Whenever I have a big head of cauliflower hanging around, I like to “rice” it, a technique I learned by trial and error. What I found was that the shredded “riced” cauliflower can react a number of ways based on the technique. What I would like to impart in this recipe is how to prepare the cauliflower as a fried rice dish adding a lot of whatever you might have in the refrigerator or leftovers. I also like to make a little omelet and cut it into strips like in Chinese Fried Rice.

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Demystifying Delicata (squash)

Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. As its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind. It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash Preheat oven to 425° Cut off the ends, slice into even rounds […]

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Colcannon

It is said there are as many recipes for Colcannon as there are cooks in Ireland. Well, here is my version. My family migrated from Ireland in the early 1700’s and we my ancestors were not part of the mass migration between 1820 and 1840 and therefore were not part of the mass Irish culture […]

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Caramelized Tokyo Turnips

When I was working in Napa as a fledgling green grocer, I had several Chez Panisse alumni chefs who were regular customers. They all taught me so much but my all time favorite technique was for the Tokyo Turnip. Tokyo Turnips are a mild, juicy variety of turnip. We eat the tender roots of this plant, as […]

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Daniel Bleakney-Formby

Produce Availability

We Know Your Farmer. As we begin the process to offer online ordering (platform coming soon) we will rely on an availably list published three times a week and an offer for you to select from that list and email it to us. We can then pull your order together and send you an invoice. […]

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