{Brain Grains Challenge} Buckwheat Amy

Grain Brains Challenge A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. Buckwheat is one of those good for you foods that are hard to use. I tend to buy groats or kasha when I’m on a mission to expand my food horizons and the stuff sits in the cupboard,…

{In Season} spring greens & things pesto

{Troy Farmers Market, River Street, May 19, 2012} Whether or not you belong to a CSA Program, if you are visiting your local farmers market this weekend or weekday, you will come across an array of spring/early summer greens & things. Spring greens such as chois, arugula, spinach, turnip & radish tops, kale, swiss chard…

{garlic scape week take two} Aioli!

Last week I had a few friends over for a feisty, fun filled evening of cheesemaking – stay tuned here at FSC for a recap! Essential to any good party are good snacks and drinks. We were well sustained with Christine’s super sangria, homemade challah and blackberry goat cheese made by Jillian and fancy olive oil….

{garlic scape week} half-sours!

Well, I may be stretching the scape love here because let’s be honest. The star of this show is the kirby cuke fermented in a lovely 3.6% salt/water solution to create a fine replica of your favorite “deli style” (read: crunchy and complex in flavor) pickle. That said, I changed the recipe, which is from…

{garlic scape week} Infused Olive Oil!

The final product of this project was, to me, reminiscent of  jars of formaldehyde, filled with dead snakes and sitting on the shelf of a biology classroom. Now that I’ve whetted your appetite, let me lure you further by emphasizing the ease of creating garlic scape olive oil.  I got the idea from a Martha…

{garlic scape week} Tzatsiki!

After taking a language-course trip to Greece when I was in high school I developed a mild obsession for Greek cuisine. This has led me on two parallel quests: 1) finding the best local Greek food I can get my hands on and 2) recreating, to the best of my ability, my favorite dishes from…

Garlic Scape {Pesto}

Hello all. I know that you’re all as excited as we were to have received your first share. I’m with Leslie. If anyone has some ideas on how to use the chinese cabbage I would appreciate them. It’s beautiful, but man is it mammoth!!!! Anyway, though I would share that I used our garlic scapes…