Filed under: CSA, Edgewood, Eldorado, Goat Cheese Recipes, November | Tags: Add new tag, Albuquerque CSA, Cedar Crest CSA, Edgewood CSA, Eldorado CSA, Estancia Farm Eggs, Fat Boy Coffee, Goat Cheese, New Mexico CSA, New Mexico Goat Cheese, New Mexico Tea Company, Old Windmill Dairy, Pasta Divina, Ross Garden Tomatoes, Santa Fe CSA, Tijeras CSA
Edition 13; November 30, 2008
In this weeks Gourmet CSA bag:
Ross’ Garden Vine Ripened Tomatoes
1 Dozen Eggs from Estancia, NM
Pasta Divina Fresh Organic Pasta
Fat Boy Coffee or New Mexico Tea Company Tea
2 Old Windmill Dairy Cheeses
Radishes from Ross’ Garden
Au Gratin Potatoes with Goat Cheese
· 2 teaspoons butter 1 teaspoon salt
· 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
· 1 medium onion (about 5 1/2 ounces), thinly sliced
· 2 oz containers of Old Windmill Dairy Chevre
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
· 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups), divided
· 6 ounces diced ham (about 1 1/4 cups)
· 3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
· Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Combine milk, salt, Old Windmill Dairy chevre, pepper, and flour, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to pan. Bring to a simmer; cook until slightly thick (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently. Add 4 ounces cheese and ham, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in potatoes.
Place the potato mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle potato mixture with remaining 2 ounces of cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until lightly browned and potatoes are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Food for Thought
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Try our new pumpkin pie flavored chevre. It is great spread on bagels, ginger snaps or sweet apples.
What is going on at the Farm?
Michael and I had a wonderful holiday. We actually had 3 days off thanks to our reliable farm hands. We visited family in Galveston Texas.
We have been busy in the Kitchen 3 new awesome chevre flavors. Try these savory and sweet combinations: Holy Chipotle, Holiday Delight and Pumpkin Pie
I had the most delicious Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes this Thanks Giving at Tammy Lobaugh’s House in Galveston Texas. If you are up for something new here is the recipe:
8 Medium sized Sweet Potatoes
1 cup Heavy Cream
Boil Sweet Potatoes until softly done. Peel Sweet Potatoes and mash with cream and cinnamon to taste approximately ½ tsp, then set aside. Cut oranges in half, juice then remove pulp leaving the half rind intact. Reserve freshly squeezed orange juice to add to the mashed sweet potatoes. Scoop the potatoe mixture into the orange halves. Place remaining potatoes in a 9×12 pan. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Serve piping hot with a dollop of whip cream.
Here is some information regarding the tuber –Sun Choke in this weeks box. The Sun Choke/Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the sunroot or sunchoke or earth apple or topinambur, is a species of sunflower native to the eastern United States, from Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate world for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.5–3 m tall. The leaves are opposite on the lower part of the stem, alternate higher up; the larger leaves on the lower stem are broad ovoid-acute and can be up to 30 cm long, the higher leaves smaller and narrower; they have a rough, hairy texture. The flowers are yellow, produced in flowerheads 5–10 cm diameter, with 10–20 ray florets, and are thought to smell like milk chocolate. The tubers are gnarly and uneven, typically 7.5–10 cm long and 3–5 cm thick, and vaguely resembling ginger root, with a crisp texture when raw; they vary in color from pale brown to white, red or purple.
Try this website for suggested Sunchoke recipes:
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Halloween is less than two weeks away. Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year. If you are looking for something to do, check out the Happy Pumpkin patch just South of Estancia or McCalls in Moriarty. At McCalls there is a corn field maze to wonder through. I believe they also offering hay rides.
In this weeks Gourmet CSA box we have:
New Mexico Tea Company Tea or
Fat Boy Coffee
Vine Ripened Tomatoes
Schwebach Farm Pumpkin
Schwebach Farm Onions
Dukes Raspberry Bar-b-Que Sauce
New Mexico Potatoes
2 Old Windmill Dairy cheeses
Fresh Package of Pasta from Pasta Divina
Here are some suggestions of how to prepare the harvest from this weeks box.
Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
3 (15 oz) cans 100 percent pumpkin or 6 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin* or cook your fresh Schwebach pumpkin and puree until smooth
5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
5oz Old Windmill Dairy ExtraOrdinaire
1 Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute more.
2 Add pumpkin and 5 cups of chicken broth; blend well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
3 Transfer soup, in batches, to a blender or food processor. Cover tightly and blend until smooth. Return soup to saucepan.
4 With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add milk while stirring to incorporate. Add cream. Adjust seasonings to taste. If a little too spicy, add more cream to cool it down. You might want to add a teaspoon of salt.
Serve in individual bowls. Sprinkle the top of each with toasted Pinon Seeds.
*To make pumpkin purée, cut a sugar pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a tin-foil lined baking pan. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don’t use for future use.
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Food for Thought
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I often ponder this weeks quote as we tread into new territory in our lives. We truly hope you enjoy this weeks recipe.