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What’s in Season May 2013

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Here’s a preview of what regional farms will be harvesting in May, from The FruitGuys produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region. West On the West Coast, spring is upon us! April winds and honeybees pollinated the Asian pear and apple blooms, so the fruit should be setting in May. Strawberries are [...]

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Dandelion Green Pesto

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Adapted from David Lebovitz’s blog at davidlebovitz.com; courtesy of Riverdog Farm &  Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 3/4 bunch dandelion greens, rinsed and stems trimmed 1/2 cup olive oil 2-3 green garlic bulbs, with the tough green leaves and roots cut off 3 tablespoons walnuts, lightly toasted 3/4 tsp sea salt 1 1/4 oz Parmesan [...]

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Greens With Green Garlic

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 stalks green garlic (green and white parts), chopped salt to taste 2 slices prosciutto, sliced (optional) 1 bunch swiss chard or mustard greens, chopped freshly ground black pepper fresh lemon juice PREPARATION Heat oil over medium heat, add green garlic and [...]

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Green Garlic Goddess Salad Dressing

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 2 stalks green garlic, rinsed and chopped Juice of 3 lemons OR 1/3 C white vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons tahini 1/4 C warm water PREPARATION Combine green garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and salt in a [...]

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Cold Potato and Green Garlic Soup

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Adapted from food.com INGREDIENTS 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 green garlic bulb (aka “spring garlic”), minced (or sub 1 clove regular garlic) 1/4 cup butter 1 quart veggie broth 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped (optional) 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon light green garlic stalks, finely chopped [...]

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Ravishing Roots and Glamorous Grains

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup radishes, sliced (in half or 1/2-inch diagonal slices) 3/4 cup beets, roasted and cut in bite-size chunks (see box) 2 cups cooked quinoa, rice, farro, bulgar, or grain of choice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 green garlic bulb (aka “spring garlic”), minced (or [...]

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The Wonderful World of Alliums

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Onions, Garlic, and Leeks Provide Many Nutritional Benefits By Rebecca Taggart There is nary a cuisine that doesn’t include allium vegetables. Onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and scallions are all members of the Allium genus, and are fundamental to so many dishes that cooking without them would be challenging. Although rich in flavor, they seem to [...]

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Kale With Green Garlic

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 to 2 tablespoons. olive oil 3 stalks green garlic salt to taste 2 slices prosciutto, sliced (optional) 1 bunch kale Freshly ground black pepper (optional) Fresh lemon juice (optional) PREPARATION Heat oil over medium heat, add green garlic and sauté until bright green and tender (about 2 minutes). [...]

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Hearty Greens Pesto

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 4 cups hearty greens (spinach, kale, chard, turnip greens, collard greens), washed thoroughly and coarsely chopped 1 bulb green garlic (aka spring, or baby garlic), more or less to taste (Note: green garlic is milder than regular garlic; 1–3 cloves of regular garlic may be substituted) 1 lemon Salt [...]

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Uses For Green Garlic

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Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Green garlic has a subtle, spicy flavor that’s great with pasta dishes, veggies, meat dishes, soups, sauces etc. You can use green garlic from end to end. Here are some ideas: Start omelets, soups and stir fries by sautéing green garlic before adding veggies, stock or meat Finely mince [...]

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Collard Greens & Green Garlic

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Recipe Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 stalks green garlic (green and white parts), chopped Salt to taste 2 slices prosciutto, sliced (optional) 1 bunch collard greens, thinly chopped Freshly ground black pepper (optional) Fresh lemon juice (optional) PREPARATION Heat oil over medium heat, add green garlic [...]

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Green Green Grass of Home

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By Heidi Lewis Green garlic is the biddy little baby of grown-up garlic. The bulbs of garlic wrapped in white papery skins that are our kitchen talismans and cooking standbys are the mature members of the allum family. These green scallion-like stems are the baby shoots. They are the by-product of the garlic-growing process. To make room for the bulbs [...]

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Roasted Carrot Potato Salad

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of pepper 1 cup carrots, in 1 inch chunks 1 cup potatoes, in 1 in chunks 1 tablespoon finely chopped green garlic Optional:1 tablespoon chopped herbs (parsley, thyme, oregano, [...]

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Roasted Green Garlic

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From Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 4 bulbs green garlic 4 sprigs thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit. Trim root and dark green ends of the green garlic. Slice in half lengthwise. Place in a roasting pan/dish just large enough to hold them.  Drizzle with oil, [...]

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Roasted Fava Beans and Garlic Puree

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From Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup roasted fava beans 2 cloves garlic or 2 bulbs green garlic, roasted Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil PREPARATION Put all in food processor, with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Puree until smooth. [...]

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Potato and Cucumber Salad

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Adapted from food.com INGREDIENTS 3 cups potatoes, peeled, diced (approx. 3/4-inch), and boiled until just fork-tender 1/2 cup cucumber, diced 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon green garlic, minced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon basil fresh, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) 2–3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon wine vinegar 1–2 teaspoons of mustard 1/2 [...]

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Sautéed Kale with Green Garlic

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Recipe by The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 bunch of kale 2 tablespoons green garlic, minced 1 medium onion (or half a large onion), chopped 1 tablespoon of olive oil Vegetable broth Salt and pepper PREPARATION Wash greens well and tear or chop into bite-size pieces. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and [...]

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Lemony Asparagus Penne

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Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup diced onion 2 stalks green garlic, sliced about 1/4 inch thick 2 cups asparagus, cut about 1  1/2 inches long 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice Zest of one lemon 2 tablespoons chopped parsley [...]

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Green Garlic Snap Peas

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Adapted from chow.com INGREDIENTS 2 cups snap peas 2 cloves green garlic, minced 2 teaspoons vegetable or peanut oil Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Prepare snap peas by cutting off tips on each pod. Heat oil in a skillet or wok on medium-high, add snap peas, and sauté for 2–3 minutes. Toss peas often [...]

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Cheddar Cauliflower and Parsnip Hash

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Adapted from food.com INGREDIENTS 1/2 head of cheddar cauliflower 1 large parsnip 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 green garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION Slice cauliflower lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices. Save the cauliflower “crumbs.” Thinly slice the parsnips. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot add [...]

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Garlic: The Great Scape

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By Heidi Lewis In the garden, garlic (of the genus Allium) is one of the more exotic-looking plants. Some varieties have little rocket nose-cones on the ends of tall spires that look like they’re trying for atmospheric escape velocity. The heads of hardneck garlic and elephant garlic look like fountain pen tips that lead their long stems in twirls [...]

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Grilled (or Roasted) Eggplant & Sauteed Golden Chard Sandwich with Green Garlic Aioli

Adapted from Gourmet AIOLI INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped green garlic 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise, or other mayonnaise alternative such as vegenaise 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 1 medium globe eggplant, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 slices whole wheat [...]

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Portobella Mushroom, Lemon, Chive Blossom & Spring Garlic Bowtie Pasta

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces dried small pasta (farfalle aka “bowtie” works well for this dish) 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons green garlic, minced 1 portobella mushroom, base removed, top cut in half and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon white table wine 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons chive blossoms, separated 2 tablespoons minced chives [...]

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Grilled (or Roasted) Eggplant & Mizuna Greens Sandwich with Green Garlic Aioli

Adapted from Gourmet AIOLI INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped green garlic 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise, or other mayonnaise alternative such as vegenaise 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 1 medium globe eggplant (about 1 pound), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 slices [...]

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Spring Vegetable Soup with White Beans

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 2 15 oz. cans Great Northern Beans 1/4-cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1/4-cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon tomato paste 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch discs 1 head cauliflower, rinsed, stems removed, and florets chopped into ½-inch pieces 1 Russian Red [...]

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Green Garlic Vegetable Soup with Great Northern Beans

Adapted from Bon Appétit INGREDIENTS 2 15 oz. cans Great Northern beans 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup green garlic, ends removed, white and green stems finely chopped 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 tablespoon tomato paste 4 carrots, peeled, sliced into 1/4 inch discs 1 cup of broccoli florets, rinsed and cut into 1/2 [...]

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Asparagus with Green Garlic Aioli

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Recipe by The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 2 pounds medium asparagus, trimmed 3 pieces of green garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons apple-cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped PREPARATION Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F. Heat olive [...]

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