Sautéed Summer Squash

So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Ingredients:
1 pound mixed summer squash, washed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped herbs of your choice, such as parsley and basil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil until shimmering, then add in summer squash and garlic. Cook, tossing frequently until squash is tender and soft, and garlic is fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and season generously with salt and pepper, then toss with fresh herbs.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Corn & Roasted Sweet Onions

Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Ingredients:
2 sweet onions, peeled and sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
2 heirloom tomatoes, chopped
2 small ears of corn, shucked, blanched and kernels removed
1 scallion, diced
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
10 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange the sliced onion rings on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt, tossing to coat onions on both sides. Roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through until onions are brown and soft. Remove from onion, allow to cool, then roughly chop.

2. In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, corn kernels and scallion. Add roasted onions and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey with sherry vinegar, then add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper then whisk well to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad to taste and top with basil.

Late Summer Bounty Recipes

From juicy heirloom tomatoes and eggplant to fragrant peaches and mixed summer squash, the late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful lineup also starring two varieties of eggs—those from our flock of heritage-breed hens, plus petite local quail eggs. Add alongside sun dried tomato-kissed Pomodoro bread, plus fresh feta cheese and other crisp produce including celery, fennel and Basque peppers, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco feast this holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pisto
Serve this Spanish pepper stew, called a pisto, with poached or fried eggs!

Basque-Style Chicken with Peppers & Potatoes
A flavorful one-pot meal, accented by meaty potatoes and summery peppers.

Summer Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Incredibly fresh and light, this colorful salad is accented by a robust heirloom tomato vinaigrette.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to this week’s salad, this bright dressing is wonderful tossed with a cold pasta salad.

Celery & Fennel Salad with Herbs
This side salad from Martha Stewart is incredibly crisp and refreshing.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Season to Season Recipes

What a beautiful start to October! With crisp nights and sunny days, we are still enjoying the best of both summer and fall, with lingering late crops—like gorgeous Sungold cherry tomatoes—ripening right alongside the Tokyo Market turnips, red beets and more. This week, explore this unique convergence of seasons with fixings for a flavorful risotto topped with our handcrafted duxelles, plus farm-fresh eggs, Gruyère cheese bread and savory fig and grape preserves as well as a beautiful selection of produce.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Sweet Onions
This amazing spread is crafted from farm-fresh tomatoes, onions and hunks of roasted garlic.

Mushroom Risotto
Crafted with our housemade duxelles, this creamy recipe is a favorite here at the farm on cool fall evenings.

Eggplant Caponata
This traditional Tuscan relish is lovely on toasted crostini.

Roasted Turnips with Cauliflower
These beautiful, hearty vegetables are freshened up by the addition of Italian olives and chopped herbs.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent tossed with pasta.

Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche
This lovely dessert from Bon Appetit uses honey to draw out the mellow sweetness of fall pears.

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