Celery Root and Potato Mash with Horseradish


2 celery roots (about 1 1/2 pounds each), peeled and cut into 1-inch
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt and and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon grated fresh or prepared horseradish
Chopped fresh chives, for garnish
Extra-virgin olive oil (we recommend Taber Ranch or Capay Oaks)


Perspectives on Drought Part 2: Jeff Main of Good Humus Produce

Perspectives on Drought Part 1: Alexis Robertson of Skyelark Ranch

sheep2-skyelark Image courtesy of Skyelark Ranch, Brooks CA

Recently, California’s growers and water districts approached Governor Jerry Brown to declare California in a state of drought. It has been one of the driest winters on record and the state’s reservoirs, snow pack, streams and rivers have been greatly depleted. Here in the valley we are holding our breath anxiously anticipating the start of the rainy season. We hope that it will come quickly and quench the sunbaked hills.

Root Veggie Mash


This is a twist on the classic comfort food of Thanksgiving. Parsnips can be added to this dish, as well, sweetening it and lightening the color. For a creamier consistency, add 1/2 cup of milk while mashing. Makes 4 servings.

1 lb carrots, sliced
1 lb turnips, peeled and diced
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Minced fresh parsley and/or green onion (optional)


Festive Cabbage Salad

1 head cabbage (green or red), cored & shredded
3-6 carrots (depending on size), grated
1-2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced or grated
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1  tablespoon honey
3  tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
pepper to taste


Simple Roasted Cauliflower

Asian-Style Black Spanish Radish


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
.75- 1 lb Spanish radishes, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
1 small onion diced
1/4 cup rice wine or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
About 2 teaspoons honey


  • Sauté onion and radishes in 1 tablespoon oil for 2 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and water and cook for 5 more minutes until slightly tender and more translucent.
  • Add honey and combine over heat to dissolve the honey.

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Simple Pasta with Romanesco Broccoli

romanescoCourtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

Like any dish, Romanesco and pasta can be made simply or can be dressed up. This recipe is delicious with capers, sausage, and various green herbs.

The Greens Challenge