Winter is about to get under way at last. While many of us like the warmer weather we've had so far this winter, farmers are wading through deep mud to do all of our chores. Our barnyards are total muck and our tractor lanes have deep ruts. We look forward to the ground freezing, but the bitter temps we're expecting soon make us want to settle down for a long winter's nap. However, we still need to care for our animals. We have new calves and lambs being born every week right now, but their mothers will keep them nice and warm.
Veggie farmers are poring over seed catalogs and planning our crop rotations for the season. Very soon we will start some spring plants. Harmony Grove Farm, though, is busy in their heated greenhouse every day tending to their hydroponic system to bring us fresh greens all winter.
This Week's Features
Eggs!!! 15 dozen from Detweiler Farm and 20 dozen soy-free from Mickley Organic Farm
Greens from Harmony Grove Farm continue to nourish us despite the cloudy weather lately. Let's hope for some sunshine to keep them growing.
We still have lots of squash, potatoes, and cabbage for all your comfort food dishes.
Trout with Sorrel Sauce: Sub keta salmon for the trout. The sorrel sauce is a simple lemony cream sauce that complements fish perfectly.
Polish Sorrel Soup: This vegetarian soup is filled with veggies (sub celery for the celeriac if desired) and thickened with eggs (think egg drop soup) and will warm you up on a cold winter night.
Braised Cabbage with Potatoes and Smoked Sausages: You could probably sub fresh sausage links for the smoked sausage for a slightly different flavor profile. Either way, this comfort dish is sure to please.
Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach: We've got all the ingredients for this one! Choose bulk sausage without the casings for this one. Did you know that koji has a similar flavor profile to spinach? You can use them interchangeably in recipes. And don't forget artisan pasta! We don't have bowties, but any pasta shape will do.
Maple Nut Granola: Gluten free and refined sugar free. Indulge in crunchy and slightly sweet granola for breakfast or a snack. Eat it as cereal with milk, or sprinkle some on yogurt with some fresh berries.
Simple Butternut Squash Steaks: This will be on my family's table tonight. Melt-in-your-mouth tender and packed with flavor.
Let us know if you try any of these recipes, and what you think of them! We have lots more healthy recipes saved on our Pinterest boards.
Stay warm and well-fed!