Corn & Pepper Pudding

Freshly cut kernels of corn from a corn cob

Recipe by FarmShares member Martha S.,  courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups corn cut from the cob (3 ears or so) 3 gypsy peppers, seeded and diced 2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced (optional) 2 large yellow onions, chopped 3 or 4 large cloves garlic, minced 2  cups sharp cheddar [...]

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New Potatoes and Basil


Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lbs new potatoes 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 bunch basil, minced (substitute or add parsley, dill, cilantro) 2 large shallots, spring onions, or 1/2 cured onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper to taste sour cream or plain yogurt (optional) PREPARATION Pierce potatoes with [...]

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Butternut Squash Curry With Greens


Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 butternut squash (about 1.5 lbs), peeled, halved, seeded & cut into chunks 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups broth or water 1 tablespoon butter or peanut oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoon dried ground ginger [...]

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Cucumber Raita


Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded (see Cook’s note) 1/2 cup plain yogurt, full or low-fat 2 teaspoons finely chopped scallions or red onion 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint, cilantro, or dill (optional) PREPARATION After removing seeds from cucumber, cut [...]

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Cucumber Dill Salad


Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 cups cucumber, sliced about ¼ inch thick 2 tablespoons very finely sliced onion (optional) ¼ cup dill, finely chopped ¼ cup plain yogurt (Greek is best but regular will work) 1 teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon white or rice wine vinegar PREPARATION Toss cucumber and onion together. Whisk together [...]

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Stone Fruit Yogurt Pops


Adapted from INGREDIENTS 3–4 ripe peaches, nectarines, and/or apricots, pitted and chopped 3/4 to 1 cup Greek-style yogurt (1/4 cup for each piece of fruit) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup water Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons Amaretto 
(optional) PREPARATION Equipment needed includes 8 (1/3-cup) ice pop molds and [...]

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New Potatoes with Green Herbs

new potatoes with cream

Adapted from, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 bunch basil, minced (or substitute parsley, dill, or cilantro) 2 large shallots, spring onions, or 1/2 red onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves, minced Salt and pepper to taste Sour cream or plain yogurt (optional) PREPARATION [...]

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Cucumber Apple Slaw


Adapted from INGREDIENTS 1 small cucumber, cut into matchsticks 1 apple, cored and cut into matchsticks 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt PREPARATION In a bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Add cucumber, apple, and celery, [...]

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Cabbage Slaw with Parsley Dressing


Adapted from INGREDIENTS 1 medium head cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper PREPARATION Prep the cabbage and onion, and [...]

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Zucchini Fritters

Adapted from INGREDIENTS 1 lb zucchini (about 2 medium-size), coarsely grated Salt and pepper 1 large egg 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons olive oil Sour cream or plain yogurt PREPARATION Salt grated zucchini with about 1 teaspoon of salt. Try to remove excess moisture from the zucchini by either [...]

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Cold Cucumber Mint Soup

Adapted from Gourmet Ingredients 3–4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped 1 cup plain yogurt 2/3 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 cup mint leaves, washed and chopped Reserve a few mint sprigs and cucumber slices for garnish Salt and pepper to taste Preparation In a food processor or blender, puree the chopped [...]

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Calcium: A Bone’s Best Friend – Needs Change as We Age

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Calcium and phosphorus are critical minerals that form the basic building block of bones and teeth, giving them both strength and density.  Calcium is also critical to nerve and muscle function, blood clotting, enzyme and hormone regulation, and cell membrane function.  When we don’t consume adequate amounts of calcium through food or supplements, our bodies [...]

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Cucumber and Radish Yogurt Salad with Mint

INGREDIENTS 2 cucumbers 4 radishes 2 tablespoons red onion, minced 1 cup Greek style plain yogurt (such as Fage or Oikos) 2 tablespoons spearmint, minced 1 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION Cucumbers: peel, cut off the ends, quarter lengthwise, remove the seeds, and thinly slice. Radishes: remove ends, cut in half and [...]

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Get Funky: Ferment


If you were in Freestone, CA on May 15th, you were probably there to get down and funky. And we don’t mean George-Clinton-Parliament-Atomic-Dog kinda funky, we mean Lactobacillus funky. Freestone hosted the Fermentation Festival, a celebration of things fermented, from cheese and bread to kombucha and beer, sauerkraut and kimchi, and even a cedar enzyme [...]

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Spinach, Leek, and Cheese Pie

Adapted from Cookie Magazine INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt1 leek (white part only), washed well and thinly sliced crosswise 1 bunch spinach, thoroughly washed and coarsely chopped Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking powder 1 cup plain yogurt (thick – [...]

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Handy when you don’t need a whole large onion. When sautéed, the sugars in shallots caramelize making them sweeter than onions. They also contain more flavonoids and phenols. In Persian cuisine shallots are crushed and mixed with yoghurt for a kebab sauce.

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Highlight from the September Wellness Letter: Can Yogurt Do Everything?

As part of your FruitGuys subscription, we provide you and your employees online access to UC Berkeley’s Wellness Letter, the newsletter of nutrition, fitness and self-care. It translates leading-edge research into practical advice for daily living–at home, at work, while exercising, shopping, or cooking. Highlight from the September Wellness Letter: Can Yogurt Do Everything? Yogurt [...]

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