Main Dishes

The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

The Super Bowl: Grains, Greens & Other Good Foods

0 by / on January 28, 2015, 9:49 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

About this time of year I need some inspiration in the kitchen. We’ve been eating soups for several months by now, and while we love soup, I start wanting something that will still warm me to my bones but include a hint of spring. Like something with a bit of fresh kale and lemon juice and maybe a sprig of mint and a few pomegranate […]

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Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Pepper Penne

Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Pepper Penne

3 by / on October 4, 2014, 7:25 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

I met Ashley, another local farmer, this week. She has an adorable produce stand called Chick-A-Dee on Hwy 240 just as you’re leaving Newberg. Stop in and visit if you’re local. Right now the way is well marked by pumpkins and scarecrows. Ashley was selling a sweet pepper that’s unfamiliar to me, and one I want to grow next year. […]

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Hazelnut Chard Roulade

Hazelnut Chard Roulade

1 by / on August 28, 2014, 10:30 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Bill and Maureen had us over for a delightful evening last week, and Marueen fed us an Almond Spinach Roulade for dinner. It. Was. Delicious. The blending of flavors and textures wonderful, and unique and beautiful besides. Maureen graciously shared her recipe and I made it for our Fern Creek community dinner last night. We eat with our apprentices once […]

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Ginger Bok Choy Stir-Fry w/ Tofu

Ginger Bok Choy Stir-Fry w/ Tofu

0 by / on May 20, 2014, 7:48 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Main Dishes

Bok Choy is a new vegetable at Fern Creek this year. When I went looking for recipes I found what I expected–it’s a versatile green that can be steamed, braised, boiled, stir-fried, or eaten raw. Here’s my main dish version of a side dish inspired by Epicurious. Serve it over a bed or Basmati rice, which you should start first […]

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A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

4 by / on November 29, 2013, 12:38 pm / in Celebrations, Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, Main Dishes, Preservation Projections, Soups & Stews

We paid a ridiculous (by typical standards) amount for our 18 pound turkey this year–a locally grown, raised outside, antibiotic and hormone-free and probably pretty happy turkey up until the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  I didn’t take any pictures of it, because I was too busy taking pictures of my granddaughters–like this one of Eden. ($81 if you are still stuck […]

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