JUDI’S RECIPES – WEEK 16 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Hi Everyone,

As the days get shorter and cooler, we must all acknowledge that summer is over. The first day of Fall is  next Monday, September 23.

So, as we get more root vegetables and other fall produce, a nice hearty soup is in order.

Years ago, I was affiliated with a group that produced a phenomenal acorn squash soup.  I spent years perfecting a copy of that soup, and now I’m going to share it with you. It is a low calorie, extremely low fat, vegan heartwarming brew – perfect for a cool fall afternoon or evening.

 

ROASTED ACORN SQUASH SOUP

INGREDIENTS

1 acorn squash

1 apple

1 small onion

1 large clove garlic

olive oil

2 cups vegetable or chicken stock

salt and pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
2. Peel both the squash and the apple and remove core and seeds. Dice both into medium-sized chunks.
3. Peel the onion and cut into large chunks.
4. Place the squash, apple and onion chunks in a roasting pan  or on a baking sheet  with the garlic, unpeeled, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Toss so everything is lightly covered.
5. Roast for approx 30-40 minutes, until the squash is tender and the apple and onion are just starting to brown.
6. Peel the garlic and place everything in a pot along with the stock. Add salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth and either serve or freeze until needed.
HELPFUL HINT: An immersion blender is an inexpensive kitchen gadget that allows you to puree the soup easily, without removing it from the pot.
ANOTHER HELPFUL HINT: This is great garnished with a swirl of plain fat free yogurt  or sprinkled with some chopped nuts.

I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I do.

Have a delicious week!

Best,

Judi

 

 

Week #24 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

This is the last delivery for the 2018 season. We would like to thank all the CSA members and a special Thank You to the site coordinators! Thank you for being apart of the Stoneledge Farm CSA and your dedication during the 2018 season. The rain this season has sure been challenging but, we are grateful for the bounty we were able to harvest. The marketplace will be closed for all orders on Monday at 1 pm. Don’t forget to place your last minute orders. Available on the Marketplace is Coffee, Honey, Maple Syrup, Stoneledge Farm Yarn and Wool Products, Cook Books, Dry Beans, Mushrooms in Bulk, Veggies in bulk (Great for freezing, Seed Oils, Sriracha Sauce and more! Place an order for great gift giving this year!


10% off ALL Marketplace Items.
Use coupon code FALL at checkout!
Login to your member account to place your order.
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before you’re delivery by 12pm.


The 2019 CSA SEASON IS OPEN FOR SIGNUPS!
You can order your share for the 2019 CSA season by logging into your member account.
Use coupon code CSA15 at check out for $15 off your full vegetable share
Use code CSA7 for $8.00 off your half, fall, spring or alternate vegetable share (ONLY if your CSA location offers these shares)
(Offer ends January 1st, 2019)


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Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Crisp
Mushroom Share Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms

Daikon Radish: Can be eaten raw or cooked. We prefer them cooked and our favorite recipe is Daikon Fries

Popcorn: Popcorn for the first time this season! Follow the steps in this video and you will have a delicious bowl of popcorn to enjoy!
Popping Popcorn Directions

Winter Squash: Due to all the rain you want to use up your winter squash. Freezing is the best way to preserve it. Use the helpful link below. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Beets: Can you say dessert!? Try this beet cake recipe!
Beet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Turnips:
Turnip and Potato Patties Pancetta and Sesame-coated Turnips

Kale: You can use this type of kale in place of most recipes calling for kale. Kale is also very easy to freeze.
Potato and Kale Soup Portuguese Kale Soup

Storage:
Eat Me UP!- Garlic, Potatoes, Daikon Radish
Freeze– Winter Squash, Beets, Kale, Collard Greens,
Dry: Parsley (best dried in oven)

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #21 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

We have had our first frost this week. (See our Instagram or Facebook for photos) It makes for a bone-chilling morning but a beautiful morning as well. We will be planting garlic for the 2019 season today. Garlic gets planted late fall by hand directly in the fields. Come summer the garlic will be ready to be harvested. For a successful garlic harvest, it requires the perfect winter weather conditions. Cold days with a nice insulating layer of snow. This week’s share is a true fall bonty. You will be getting, beets, celeriac, potatoes, winter squash, kale and more. We always love this time of year! There are so many great warm fall dishes to make with this harvest. Or, meet in the middle and make this Fall Harvest Salad. Not a hot meal but not a cold one either! We hope you enjoy this weeks harvest! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest update from the farm.

There are great items available on the marketplace. Stock up on these items for the winter months, or order for gifts. We have local honey, local maple syrup, organic coffee, organic dry beans, organic sriracha sauce, and much more! New to the marketplace is Stoneledge Farm wool. We have blankets, rugs, mittens, scarfs, and yarns. With this chilly weather ahead these items will be sure to keep you warm! Alternatively, order these items for a loved one. They make a great gift.


Our marketplace items sell out quickly this time of year. Please order soon if you are interested.
Login to your member account to place your order.

Marketplace Special-
SPOOKY Ghost Pepper Sriracha Sauce Special.
Purchase ANY Sriracha Sauce on the marketplace and receive 10% off. Use code SPOOKY
The sriracha sauce is organic, locally grown, and produced by Kitchen Garden farm in MA.
Login to your member account to place your order.
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week. Mushroom marketplace orders need to be placed the Friday before your delivery by 12pm.


Fruit Share Recipe: Waldorf Salad & Apple Sauce
Mushroom Share Recipe: Beer-Battered Portobello Tacos

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash. How to freeze winter squash?
Acorn Squash with Greens
Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake

Radishes: Easter-egg Radishes this week. You will notice how tender they are this fall. Beautifully colored with a bright white center. They make a perfect picture!
35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

Potatoes: Italian Roast Potatoes
Spanish Potato Crusted Frittata
Potato and Celeriac Gratin

Celeriac: Not just for soup! It is Delicious in soups and stews. Try these recipes and think outside the box!
Celeriac Mash
Roasted celeriac with marsala
Celeriac Salad (Sellerie Salet)

Kale: If you would like something warm try this delicious soups.
Potato and Kale Soup
Portuguese Kale Soup

Storage:
Eat Me UP!- Lettuces, Onions, Radishes, Potatoes
Freeze: Winter Squash, Kale and Greens, Celeriac
Dry: Sage
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #18 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

We hope everyone has been enjoying the cool fall weather so far. It is already, hard to remember the hot and humid days as we enjoy the refreshing fall air. This week you will be getting some fall lettuce in your shares. There is always an abundance of lettuces in the spring, and then it suddenly comes to a quick halt. It should be a treat to have a fresh salad once again. This week you will also be getting more winter squash. There are plenty of ways to cook and use up your winter squash. You can also freeze the winter squash very easily. Use this link for helpful tips. You can also use the winter squash in recipes that call for pumpkin. We hope you enjoy!

This week we are delivering October’s optional Coffee, and Dry Bean Share week. (Can you believe it’s October already?!) Please do not forget your optional shares if you ordered them.


This Week is a Maple Marketplace Special-
Purchase any size maple syrup and receive 10% off using coupon code MAPLE
This Maple Syrup is naturally and locally produced by Bearkill Maple in Gilboa, NY.
Login to your member account to place your order.


There are also lost of other great items available on the marketplace that make great gifts for the coming holiday season!
Order before 1pm the day before your delivery to receive your order this coming week.


Fruit Share Recipe: Apple Cake
Mushroom Share Recipe: Mushroom Marsala Recipe

Winter Squash: It is that time of year! I have added a few delicious recipes that are universal with acorn and butternut squash.
How to freeze winter squash?

Acorn Squash with Greens
Pumpkin or Winter Squash Pie
Winter Squash Soup
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash and Maple Glazed Coffee Cake
(Don’t forget about the Maple Syrup Marketplace Special!)

Romaine Lettuce: Many ways to use, but there is nothing like a fresh Caesar Salad!
Caesar salad with Romaine Lettuce

Frisee Endive: You may remember this from the spring months. It is great in a salad or you can sauté. Try this delicious Peanut Sauce over sautéed frisee endive.
Spicy Peanut Sauce over Asian Greens

Potatoes: Italian Roast Potatoes
Spanish Potato Crusted Frittata
Potato and Celeriac Gratin

Storage:
Winter Squash- Out in a cool dry area, or in the refrigerator.
Carrots- In the refrigerator crisper draw.
Potatoes, Onion- In crisper Drawer
Boc Choy, Lettuce, Collard Greens- Damp paper towel, or salad spinner in refrigerator.
Herb, Hot Peppers- Hang to dry, freeze, or in a damp paper towel in refrigerator.

Eat Me UP!- Potatoes, Lettuce, Onions
Zero Waste!
Freeze: Winter Squash, Carrots, Parsley, Collard Greens, Hot Peppers
Dry: Herb, Celeriac
Email the farm info@stoneledge.farm
Blanching Steps

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Week #16 — Note from the Farmer

Dear CSA Member,

We are now into the second week of September. The summer sure did fly by. We have been working hard in the fields, preparing for weekly CSA delivery, weeding, and seeding fall cover crops for the winter. The rain this past summer has sure been challenging for us but, the carrots and potatoes sure didn’t seem to mind it. You will be receiving both of these items in your shares again this week. It looks like the weather will be cooling down by the end of next week. Just in time for soup season. We hope you enjoy this weeks bounty.


This Weeks Marketplace Special- (LAST WEEK)
Seed Oil Special- Purchase ANY seed oil from the online marketplace and receive 10% off when you
use coupon code SEEDOIL
These seed oils are a great addition to any warm fall dish. Or, use them in a health shake or smoothy. What ever you prefer!
They are locally produced in New York State.
Login to your member account to place your order.


There are also lost of other great items available on the marketplace that make great gifts for the coming holiday season.


Fruit Share Recipes: Italian Plum Torte
Mushroom Share Recipes: Garlic Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

Brussels sprout Greens: Very similar to collard greens but, taste like a Brussel sprout. The leaves are very tender and require less cook time. These greens taste the best sautéed. Try some recipes below.
Acorn Squash with Greens
Sautéed Brussel Sprout Greens with Bacon & White Beans
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Greens

Acorn Squash: Can easily be cooked the same as a butternut, or any other hard shelled winter squash. Some fresh local maple syrup drizzled on top really completes this side dish.
Acorn Squash with Greens

Red Cabbage: Red cabbage has always been a family favorite in my house. It pairs wonderful with pork or beef.
Mrs. Mosher’s Sweet Sour Red Cabbage
Top 10 ways with red cabbage

  Edamame Beans:  Rich in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K. Commonly found in Asian, Japanese cuisine’s.
10-Minute Restaurant-Style Steamed Edamame
Roasted Edamame (YUM!)

Storage:
Sage- Hang to dry, and use as needed.
Brussel Sprout Greens- in a damp paper towel in the refrigerator.
Acorn Squash- In the refrigerator or in a cool dry place.
Shallots, Cabbage, Edamame Beans, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots- in the crisper drawer.

Eat Me UP!– Potatoes, Onions
Zero Waste!
Freeze: Edamame Beans, Brussel Sprout Greens, Acorn Squash
Dry: Hot Peppers, Sage

Enjoy the Harvest,
Candice for everyone at Stoneledge Farm