Try something new: Tatsoi and Radicchio

5 Sep

Garden Share

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cilantro

Corn

Eggplant

Fennel

Radish

Radicchio

Scallions

Summer Squash

Tatsoi

Zucchini

Fruit Shares

Fuji Apples

Peaches

Helpers Kristine and Brynn packing shares.

Helpers Kristine and Brynn packing shares.

Radicchio

The beautiful reddish mini cabbage shaped vegetable in the share today is radicchio.  The description on the link is a slightly different variety than the one we grow, but links to a variety of delicious radicchio recipes.  I think it would make a lovely plate garnish or edible salad bowl if you peel off a  leaf at a time.

http://italianfood.about.com/library/rec/blr0094.htm

Radicchio bottom left.  Tatsoi top center.

Radicchio bottom left. Tatsoi top center.

Tatsoi

Tatsoi is the head of leafy greens in the share.  It is similar in taste to pac choi, but has a more delicate texture making it nice for fresh eating or cooking.

An Asian noodle soup with tatsoi, cilantro, and scallions.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hanoi-Noodle-Soup-with-Chicken-Baby-Tatsoi-and-Bok-Choy

A nice description of tatsoi and its uses and a simple tatsoi and tofu recipe.

http://foodblogga.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-is-tat-soi.html

Eggplant

Here are some idead for your aubergine.

Rollatini:

http://katskitchenplace.blogspot.com/2009/02/eggplant-rollatini.html

Caponata:

http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/2008/08/caponata-sicilian-eggplant.html

Eggplant Lasagna Tart:

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/07/28/eggplant-lasagna-tart-with-parmesan-basil-crust/

Fall Celebrations

We are planning a farm community celebration for Sunday, the 27th of September.  This will be a potluck event and and opportunity to tour the farm and see the gardens.  Save In the next newsletter I will detail times and such.

Weathervane Farm and Cottonwood Creek Dairy will also be hosting Guidestone’s Pumpkin Patch Festival for two weekends in October.  The event will be held the weekend of October 17th and 18th and the 24th and 25th.  Guidestone is also offering group Pumpkin Patch education programs on the Fridays preceeding the festival.  For more information contact Erin Oliver at 719 530 1173.juniper and pumpkin

Flowers

We have been fortunate in avoiding any frost damage in the flower garden.   We have lots of flowers to pick and welcome everyone out to the farm for the u-pick experience on Saturdays from 9am-7pm.  Come on over and hangout with the hummingbirds in the garden.  Flowers are 25 stems for $5 and a little extra for sunflower, amaranth and dahlia stems.  If you haven’t picked before I would be happy to give the cutflower 101 before your first pick.  Just knock on our front door if you don’t see anyone around.  cait and sweet peas

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