JUDI’S RECIPES – WEEK 18 – SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH ARUGULA PESTO

October 3, 2017

Hello everybody,

I think it helps, if you want to try to push the tragic events in Las Vegas out of your consciousness for a few hours, to cook up something simple and satisfying with fresh organic vegetables.

Today’s recipe uses seasonal squash and arugula – classic fall veggies.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH ARUGULA PESTO

 

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash(about 3 lbs)
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh arugula
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese(1 oz)
  • 3 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 – 3 TBS water (optional)

Directions

  1. Pierce the squash 6 or 7 times with a sharp knife. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise; cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, combine arugula, 1/2 cup basil, cheese, oil, walnuts, garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt in a food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth, adding water, if necessary, to reach the desired consistency.
  4. Remove and discard (or roast and eat) the seeds from the squash. Using a fork, shred the squash pulp from the shell. Divide the squash among shallow serving bowls. Top with pesto and, if desired, additional basil.

That’s all there is to it! It will take you about 30 minutes from start to finish, and is yummy, hot or cold.

HELPFUL HINT: Want to make your own Bailey’s liqueur?

  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 TBS instant coffee crystals

Put everything in a blender and mix it all up. That’s it. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy today’s recipes, and that they cheer you up a bit.

Have a delicious week!

Best,

Judi

 

Week #9 — Note from the Farmer — FARM VISIT– Sept 2, Bruschetta Recipe, What to do with Amethyst Basil?

Dear CSA Member, 
The rain has finally left for a few days.  We are hoping for a good 4 day stretch of sunshine.  The tomatoes are just starting to ripen and the plants are looking great despite all the rain we have had.  The sunshine should make for a good tomato harvest in the coming weeks.  This weeks list will come with a lot of updates.  Due to all of the rain, we have had it is hard to determine the harvest.  An update will be sent out this weekend.
This week you will be getting Amethyst Basil.  Amethyst basil can be used the same way you would use green basil.  You can make an Amethyst basil vinegar to use in your favorite salad dressing recipe or drizzle on fresh bruschetta.  Pairs well with sunflower seed oil.  To make the vinegar add a couple sprigs of basil put in a jar and close.  Let sit for about a week until the vinegar turns a purple color.  Bruschetta Recipe  Click Here
Story’s sweet corn is available on the Marketplace for 4 weeks only.  Story’s sweet corn Non-GMO and conventionally grown.  It is not organic.  There is a limited amount available each week.  If you are interested please order soon. Corn orders must be placed by 12 pm the Friday before your CSA delivery.  If you need help logging in the marketplace please let me know.  
This week is an optional Coffee Share and Dry Bean Share delivery.  Please, do not forget to pickup your optional shares if you ordered them.
*Saturday, September 2nd will be the Stoneledge Farm Fall Festival.  11:30AM-3PM  It is a great day to come to the farm and see how your vegetables are grown, meet your farmers and walk the fields.  We have the grill hot and will have pork as well as grilled Sweet Corn, Portobello Mushrooms and vegetarian chili.  We ask that members bring a dish to share so that lunch is a giant pot luck get together.  Please bring your own place settings, utensils, and cup.   No pets, please.  
Enjoy the Harvest, 
Candice for Everyone at Stoneledge Farm
Bulk Items are added when they become available.  Check the website Marketplace for any new added Bulk Items Daily.  
Additional Marketplace Items: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, Organic Coffee, Organic Chocolate, Organic Dry Beans, Maple Syrup and Honey
To order Login http://www.stoneledge.farm/marketplace  Follow the steps.