Maple-Ginger Winter Squash

You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Ingredients:
1 winter squash of your choice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350° Half the squash and remove the seeds. Then, cut into wedges. Place in baking dish.

2. Melt butter in small dish. Stir in ginger and maple syrup. Using a brush, spread mixture over squash wedges. Sprinkle with salt.

3. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until squash is cooked through and crisp on edges.

Fresh & Flavorful Recipes

With a vivid assortment that includes Persian cucumbers, green beans, Jerada carrots and not one, but two different varieties of smoky peppers, the late-summer harvest continues here at the farm. This week’s box also continues to sing with such additional highlights as earthy Shiitake mushrooms, Chojuro Asian pears and baby bok choy; combine these beauties with fresh stir-fry noodles and spicy pork dumplings, and allow these fresh, seasonal flavors to shine.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Garlic-Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry
Serve this fragrant stir-fry with noodles and a side of this week’s pork pelmeni; alternatively, we also love topping each serving with a fried egg and extra hot sauce.

Blistered Shishito Peppers
Easy to make and totally irresistible!

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Tossed with a Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette, these beans boast bright, zesty flavor.

Baby Bok Choy with Garlic & Ginger
Fresh ginger and fragrant garlic lend big flavor to sautéed bok choy greens.

Ginger-Carrot Soup
This bright carrot soup from The Splendid Table is super flavorful thanks to a kick of fresh ginger and orange juice.

Sweet Onion Confit
This buttery-sweet topping is wonderful in sandwiches or even atop crackers.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

This bright soup from The Splendid Table is super flavorful thanks to a kick of fresh ginger and orange juice.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
4 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, finely-grated fresh peeled ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
14-ounce can coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, broth, orange juice, ginger, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat. Puree with immersion blender or food processor, until very smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Reheat the soup over medium heat until hot. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Garlic-Ginger Vegetable Stir-Fry

Serve this fragrant stir-fry with noodles and a side of this week’s pork pelmeni; alternatively, we also love topping each serving with a fried egg and extra hot sauce.

Ingredients:
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup hoisin sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons freshly-grated ginger
1- 2 tablespoons Sun Sauce or Sriracha (optional)
2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
8 ounces mushrooms, such as Shiitake, washed and sliced if very large
2 cups green beans, trimmed of ends and cut in half
1 cup carrots, peeled and thinly-sliced into rounds
1 Lesya pepper, de-seeded and cut into strips
6 cups greens, such as a combination of Red Cloud Asian greens, pea shoots and baby bok choy
1 yellow onion, cut into slices
1 bunch scallions, trimmed of root ends and minced

Method:
1. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger and Sun Sauce or Sriracha until combined.

2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the sesame or vegetable oil to heat and then add all the prepped vegetables and greens. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic-ginger sauce. Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, tossing to coat the veggies with the sauce. Serve with scallions and sesame seeds on top, if desired.

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