Summer Thyme

The 8th Share

Zucchini

Lettuce

Chard or Kale

Red Cabbage

Kohlrabi

Tomatoes

Beets

Broccoli

Summer Squash 

We made delicious green pancakes last week out of the cookbook Plenty, by the authors of my new favorites, Ottolenghi and Jerusalem.   The recipe was simple. YOu can use chard, kale or any other greens you have in the frig.   The best part may have been the lime butter that we slathered on top.

zucchini fritter

Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

Serves 3-4 Lime Butter– 1 stick butter, at room temperature, grated zest of 1 lime, 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, pepper, 1 tbsp. cilantro, 1 clove garlic, finely chopped. Mix well and serve or put in the frig. for later

Pancakes– 1/2 lb. chard, spinach or kale (washed and chopped), 3/4 cup flour, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 1 egg, 4 tbsp. melted butter, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp ground cumin, 2/3 cup milk, 6 scallions or finely sliced onion, 1 egg white, olive oil for frying.

Put the flour, baking powder, whole egg, melted butter, salt, cumin and milk in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.  Add the green onions and chopped greens and mix with a fork.  Whisk the egg white to soft peaks and gently fold it into the batter.  Pour a small amount of olive oil into a frying pan and place on medium heat.  For each pancake, ladle 2 tbsp. of batter into the pan.  Cook for about 2 mins. on each side or until golden-green.   To serve, pile up pancakes and place lime butter on top.  Enjoy!

IMG_0025Zucchini is a versatile vegetable.  Use it in fritters or cake.  Too hot to think about cooking?  Grate the zucchini, put it in a freezer bag and use it in the fall or winter in zucchini bread or fritters. Here are a couple of recipes to try.http://damndelicious.net/2015/07/04/10-easy-and-healthy-zucchini-recipes

It’s not too late to get an egg share for the second half of our farm share season.  We have 100 new laying hens who have started laying in earnest.  Our hens live happily on pasture, eating bugs and lots of green veggies from the garden.     Sign up for an egg share this week!   10 weeks, $50 will guarantee you fresh eggs every week.

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One response to “Summer Thyme

  1. Sophia Gabriel

    The rain has come !!! A relief felt by all farmers…the harvest is plentiful….we thank our Mother Earth for the richness that she provides
    us….

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