Watermelon Rind Pickles

So, there will be watermelons in the bag this week. It didn't make it onto the list, but they are coming. One thing that is supposed to be great to serve with pork chops, chicken, even as a snack are watermelon rind pickles. I have never made them myself, but I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and now I cannot wait! 4 lb watermelon 1 serrano chile 1 1" piece of peeled ginger, thinly sliced 2 star anise pods 4 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black

Week 12 | What I’m Making

Week 12 | What I'm Making Each week I’ll be sharing a glimpse of my Fresh Fork haul and ideas on what you can prepare using it.  Hopefully my ideas will inspire you and what you’ll create in your kitchen! Eggplant | Chickpea Ratatouille  The recipe doesn't actually include eggplant in the ingredient list, but it's something I love to add when I have it on hand!  The perfect meatless meal. Italian Sausage |  more

Vegan Grilled Eggplant Dip

  The first thing that comes to mind when you have a grilled eggplant dip is the IMG_0399familiar Mediterranean treat baba ghanoush.  Interestingly, the Arabic term means "pampered papa" or "coy daddy", perhaps with reference to its supposed invention by a member of a royal harem.  Not sure what that has to do with the recipie, but wikipedia is a fanscinating place! This dip

Chicken Dressing

At the Thresher's Day event, there seemed to be a lot of folks asking for this recipe. So we are sharing it for everyone. Enjoy! 1 gal. bread, cubed 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups potatoes 1 cup celery 2 cups chicken 1 cup broth (or more) 6 eggs 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper 1 qt milk 1 heaping tsp chopped onion Brown butter and bread cubes in skillet, toasting and stirring until brown. Chop fine, then cook potatoes, carrots, and celery together until almost soft, with salt (1 tsp).  Cook boney pieces

Parker’s Musings on Week 11

Consider using Dragon Tongue Beans as shelling beans. Recently when I was doing a cooking demonstration at the Downtown Farmers Market I spoke with a couple of people from Peru. They were very interested in the Dragon Tongue beans, surprised that I was blanching the beans and using the pods as well as the beans. They offered some suggestions and I discovered a great new treat. Fresh shelled beans, still somewhat soft, are tasty and easy to prepare. They are often

Choked Up Summer ‘Maters

Erin has an affinity for stuffing vegetables.  Not only do you get awesome presentation, but you get to eat the vessel your food comes in.  Usually when you think of good vegetables to stuff, peppers, eggplant, squash and other large sturdy foods come to mind.  This recipe is a bit outside the box to help us cope with the bounty of maters (aka tomatoes) this time of 4-2 Its really quite simple.

Week 10 | What I’m Making

Week 10 | What I'm Eating After missing last week's box as I was traveling, I was excited to pick-up this week's bag and catch a glimpse of what was inside.  I'll be honest - I don't like to peek at the newsletter but rather be surprised.  It's become a fun game of sorts for my children and I, after we return home from our weekly pick-up to take out each item one