Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Green Bean Bundles

1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
3 Tbs butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 pieces prosciutto

Cook beans in a large pan of boiling water for 5 minutes; beans will still be crisp. Drain.
Place the beans in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with melted butter and season with salt & pepper.
Divide the beans into 8 bundles.
Slice the prosciutto in half lengthwise. Gently tie the bundles of green beans together with a prosciutto slice.
Serve while still warm.

Serves 8

Recipe courtesy of the Delaware Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Peach Salsa

1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 large peach
1 jalapeno pepper
3 Tbs red onion, chopped
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs lime juice
1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

In a food processor or blender, chop cherry tomatoes. Put in a large bowl.
Peel & remove pit from peach. Add to food processor or blender and coarsely chop. Add into bowl with chopped tomatoes. Remove stem & seed from jalapeno, mince. Add into bowl with remaining ingredients, stir and serve.

Serves 16

Recipe from the Delaware Department of Agriculture's 2018 calendar; used with permission.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Blueberry Buckle

Courtesy of The Delaware Department of Agriculture. Use their Buy Local Guide to find seasonal produce near you.

2 cups blueberries
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch baking dish
Sort through blueberries and remove any that have been damaged. Wash in colander; set aside to dry
With a mixer, cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla
In a separate bowl, blend together flour, salt, and baking powder. Reserve 1/4 cup
Add flour mixture into creamed mixture, 1 cup at a time and alternate with 1/2 cup milk until blended
Flour blueberries with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour. Fold floured blueberries and any excess flour into batter. Pour into greased baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure center is done.

Serves 12

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus (15 to 20 spears)
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
10 slices raw, thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into half strips
Freshly ground black pepper and salt 

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Wash, pat dry, and trim the asparagus. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with aluminum foil, and brush it with 1 tablespoon of the oil to keep the asparagus from sticking. Wrap each spear with a half strip of bacon, tucking the ends under the asparagus, and place it in the pan. Place the onion rings over the asparagus, drizzle with the remaining oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Cover and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the spears are tender and the bacon is crisp on the edges.

Serves 4

From Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook, by Mi Ae Lipe

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Recipe courtesy of The Delaware Department of Agriculture. View their Buy Local Guide to find farmers near you.

20 medium asparagus spears
1 fresh lemon
2 Tbs mayonnaise
1 Tbs dried parsley (or 3 Tbs fresh)
1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper
pinch of salt

Rinse and trim rough ends off asparagus
Fill a 4-quart sauce pan with 1 inch of water. Place a steamer basket inside pot and add asparagus. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes or until asparagus is easily pierced with a sharp knife
While asparagus cooks, grate the lemon zest into a small bowl. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice into the same bowl. Add mayonnaise, parsley, pepper, and salt. Stir well and set aside.
When asparagus is tender, remove from pot. Place asparagus in a serving bowl. Drizzle lemon sauce evenly over asparagus and serve

Serves 4