Week 9 – Endive, Escarole and Other Winter Wonders

In this share: Chard – Perpetual Spinach Baby Bok Choi – Joy Choi Delicata Squash – Zeppelin Carrots – Mixed Potatoes – German Butterball Parsnips – Turga Mustard Greens – Green in Snow Cabbage – Storage #4 Onion – Ailsa Craig Curly Endive – Bellesque I’m writing today about “winter lettuces,” as some chefs and foodies affectionately call them, in … More Week 9 – Endive, Escarole and Other Winter Wonders

Week 8 – Bird Farming

In this share: Kale – White Russian Arugula – Sputnik Onion – Ailsa Criag Sunchokes Beets – Shiraz Tall Top Escarole – Great Batavian Spinach – Longstanding Bloomsdale Rutabega – Joan Herbs – Sage Here at Greenbank the relaxed pace of winter lends itself to more than warm drinks and bad fiction by the fireside. We’ve been seizing … More Week 8 – Bird Farming

Arugula Pesto

I know many of you already have this recipe, but just in case you don’t or you lost it or forgot about it—here it is again. A necessity and a taste sensation. Eat on pizza, potatoes, or toast! 2 cups of packed arugula leaves, stems removed 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup of … More Arugula Pesto

Endive Salad with Apples, Dried Cherries (or Cranberries) and Walnuts

Eat Escarole and Endive as you would green leaf lettuce. Make your favorite salad dressing, add some nuts, fruit, and cheese and voila! Delicious. Or use this recipe- a definite winner!  3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 head of endive/escarole, in bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons … More Endive Salad with Apples, Dried Cherries (or Cranberries) and Walnuts

Roasted Garbanzo Beans and Garlic with Swiss Chard

Garbanzo Beans: 2 15.5-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (about 3 cups) 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2 large shallots 3 small bay leaves, preferably fresh 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil Chard: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed 3 small bay leaves, preferably fresh 2 shallots, sliced … More Roasted Garbanzo Beans and Garlic with Swiss Chard

Week 7 – Farm Bill 101

In this share: Winter Salad Mix – Bloomsdale spinach, Bulls Blood Beet greens, Ruby Streaks mustard, Winter Density Lettuce, Golden Frill mustard Texsel Greens Thyme Potatoes – German Butterball Carrots – Yaya Kabocha Squash – Black Forest Swish Chard – Bright Lights Kohlrabi – Kossak Winter Radishes – Red Meat and Black Nero It’s almost 2012. You know … More Week 7 – Farm Bill 101