Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini

Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Ingredients:
2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into ½-inch thick slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, parsley and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Brush zucchini slices with butter mixture.

2. Heat a grill to medium-high. Add zucchini in a single layer and grill until lightly charred on both sides and just beginning to soften, about 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately, garnished with additional parsley and salt and pepper, if desired.

Sea Bean Salad

Dressed with olive oil, garlic and a hint of lemon, this simple salad allows this week’s sea beans to shine.

Ingredients:
1 pound sea beans
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil, use high quality oil here
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
Black pepper to taste
¼ cup crumbled feta or Mexican cotija cheese
Lemon or lime juice to taste

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the sea beans for 1 minute. Transfer them to a bowl of ice water to cool. Let them rest for a few minutes. Lay out a tea towel or other cloth towel. Pick through the sea beans to remove any stray bits of seaweed, and to remove any discolored bits or woody bottoms. Use only the top 2-5 inches of the plant. Lay the cleaned sea beans on the towel to dry.

2. Pat the sea beans dry and toss with everything but the lemon juice. Add lemon juice until the salad is as tangy as you like it. Serve cold or at room temperature. This will keep in the fridge for a couple days.

Spring Delights Recipes

Just in time for your Easter weekend gatherings, this week’s lineup sings of spring with bright and fresh ingredients. Starring fixings for a homey, flavorful meal comprised of locally-smoked ham hocks, heirloom dried beans, and corn muffins, this delivery also includes multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, our handcrafted chicken stock and an array of fresh produce from the garden—baby golden beets to fragrant garlic and French fingerling potatoes to collard greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Smoked Ham Hocks with Braised Collard Greens & Beans
This recipe yields a flavorful and comforting dish that combines the smoky richness of ham hocks with the earthy flavors of collard greens and beans.

Roasted Baby Golden Beets with Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Glaze
This side dish is bright, fresh and bursting with flavor!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Butter
A lovely side to this week’s suggested main dish.

Honey Glazed Carrots with Thyme
A quick and easy way to enjoy spring carrots.

Charred Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on toasted bread.

Roasted Baby Golden Beets with Goat Cheese and Honey Balsamic Glaze

This easy side dish is bright, fresh and bursting with flavor!

Ingredients:
1 bunch baby golden beets, trimmed and scrubbed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)
Honey balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade*)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°. Place the trimmed and scrubbed baby golden beets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, tossing to coat evenly.

2. Roast the beets in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your baby beets.

3. Once roasted, remove the beets from the oven and let them cool slightly. While the beets are still warm, gently rub off the skins using a paper towel or your fingers (wearing gloves if desired). The skins should come off easily due to roasting.

4. Arrange the peeled roasted baby golden beets on a serving platter or individual plates. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over the beets. Drizzle honey balsamic glaze generously over the beets and goat cheese. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired for added color and freshness.

*Note: To make a simple homemade honey balsamic glaze, combine equal parts balsamic vinegar and honey in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly, then remove from heat and let cool before using. Adjust sweetness to taste if needed.

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