Thursday, August 28, 2008

September 2008 Wrigley Farmer

New article in the newsletter. For now I am going to feature a farmer each growing season. This month its my neighbor Rachael, thanks again Rach-

Monday, August 25, 2008

Co-op Swap

Next swap Sept 8th @ 6:45

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Produce Request

Looking for:


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wrigley Farmer

Thanks to Mia for growing those beautiful tomatoes. Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Available For Trade:

Bananas (LW)
Thai Basil (SK)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gewurztraminer Poached Fruits

A neighbor gave us a bunch of figs and I made this. Its a big recipe so be prepared to share or perhaps make it when you are expecting company. Its also very sweet so I would pour it over a very simple vanilla ice cream. It is truly delicious.

*I used triple the amount of figs because that is what I had in season. You can substitute any fruit for what is listed below

Gewurztraminer Poached Fruits

1-1/2 cups dry Gewurztraminer white wine
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tsp finely minced lemon zest
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (or substitute 1 tsp vanilla extract)
1 large crisp apple, unpeeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 large firm pear, unpeeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
6 dried apricot halves, cut in half
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
3 whole dried dark figs cut into quarters
Vanilla ice cream

In heavy medium, wide saucepan, combine wine, water, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean (scrape vanilla bean seeds from inside and add to pan - it's the tiny, tasty, black flecks you want). Bring to rolling boil over high heat. Boil 3 minutes.

Add apple, pear, apricots, cherries and figs and return to low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until fresh fruit is just tender, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes.

If serving right away, heat mixture until warm and serve in large shallow soup bowls with small scoop of ice cream in center.

If making in advance, quickly cool mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made 2 days in advance. Reheat before serving until just warm.)

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from: Author unknown

Monday, August 11, 2008

Press Telegram

We are still getting comments on our article that ran in the Press Telegram.

Please read the article and the comments.

Thanks for all the nice words.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

I used this recipe last night. It was so quick and easy. I used Green Zebra Tomatoes from the garden. I also had a few okra from Adriana that I threw in. All were very very good.

Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

3 large green tomatoes

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko)

1 tsp celery salt

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

Turn on your broiler and place oven rack about 4 inchs away. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Whisk together flour, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, and spices. Pour into a flat, shallow dish. Whisk together egg and buttermilk in a small bowl.
Dip tomato slices in egg mixture and then dredge in cornmeal mixture. Lay tomato slices onto baking sheet and spray lightly with vegetable oil.
Bake for 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and bake an additional 3-4 minutes, until browned.
Serve immediately with ranch dressing or salsa and sour cream.

Recipe from:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thanks For Last Night

Big mahalo to everyone for coming to the exchange last night. We were a great success. Not only do I now know what lemongrass is suppose to look like my tomato bowl has been refilled.

The seed bin had a big dent taken out of it. I hope to see all those fruits and veggies back on the co-op table next season.

There was great participation from all parts of our community. Hopefully our exchange will grow with each growing season.

Thanks again and happy growing.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Exchange Tonight 6:30

I got wind that there was some confusion with the wording of our food exchange. We have changed food exchange to co-op. Hopefully there will be no more confusing our fresh grown produce with canned goods.

See you all tonight!