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Rosy Beet/Napa Cabbage Slaw

Rosy Beet/ Napa Cabbage Slaw

From Global Cookbook. Serves 4-6.
6 c. Thinly sliced Napa cabbage leaves
1 1/2 c. Minced red onion
2 med Beets, grated
1 c. Minced fresh parsley
1/4 c. Red wine vinegar
1/2 c. Water
2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 c. Minced fresh dill leaf
3 Tbsp. Minced fresh chives
1/2 c. Low fat lowfat sour cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Combine vegetables and parsley in a large bowl. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring till sugar is dissolved. Pour over vegetables and toss. Add in dill and chives and fold in well. Cover and let marinate overnight. Stir well once or twice. Just before serving, drain off excess liquid. Stir in lowfat sour cream and add in salt and pepper to taste.

Published in Salads
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Herbed New Potatoes

Herbed New Potatoes

The best way to honor new potatoes is to cook them in a way that highlights their creamy goodness.

2 lbs new potatoes, scrubbed
3 TB butter, melted
2-3 TB fresh herbs (parsley, chives, oregano, dill, tarragon ...)

Add water to a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Put scrubbed potatoes in a basket steamer and cover, steaming for 25 to 35 minutes until potatoes are tender. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with melted butter, sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper and toss gently to coat.

Published in Hearty Sides
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Buttermilk Chicken

Buttermilk Chicken

More of a method than a recipe, this creates super moist and tender grilled chicken.

1 whole chicken, cut up
1 pint of buttermilk
2 tbsp minced chives
salt & pepper to taste

In the morning, rinse chicken and pat dry. Place in non reactive bowl and coat with the buttermilk, chives, salt & pepper, turning the pieces for even coverage. Place in the fridge to marinate. Heat grill to medium high. Remove chicken from dish, discard any liquid. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on size of pieces. Use a meat thermometer; cook to 165 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.

Published in Dinner
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Chilled Buttermilk Cucumber Soup

Chilled Buttermilk Cucumber Soup

adapted from Gourmet Cookbook. You need pickled beets to make this, or it's just as good without. Serves 4.

2 c well shaken buttermilk
1/2 c sour cream
1 c milk (or more buttermilk)
1/2 tsp salt
grind of fresh black pepper
1 c chopped pickled beets
1/4 c pickled beet liquid
1 c chopped cucumber
1/2 c chopped sweet salad turnips
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp fresh minced chives
1 clove garlic, minced, optional(nice if you omit the beets)

Whisk together buttermilk, sour cream ,milk, and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate, covered at least 15 minutes, up to 8 hours. Stir to combine again before serving.

Published in Soups and Stews
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Potato Pancakes with Dulse

Potato Pancakes with Dulse

Here's a recipe Heather found online from a seaweed company in Ireland. She suggests adding a bit of minced onion or chives.

1lb Cooked Mashed Potato
2 TB Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/4oz (7g) of Finely Chopped Dulse
salt and pepper
1 cup Golden Bread Crumbs
Olive Oil for frying

Mix first three ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Split into portions and roll in golden breadcrumbs. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Shallow or deep fry in olive oil. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.

Published in Lunch
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Spring Greens and Barley Risotto

Spring Greens and Barley Risotto

Any quick cooking spring greens will work nicely in this dish. Try a braising green mix, arugula, spinach, etc. Just don't leave it in to cook too long. Serves 4.

2 TB sunflower oil
2 large shallots, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups barley, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup white wine
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp freshly grated black pepper
1 bunch of spring greens, washed, spun dry and chopped
4 oz. grated sharp, hard local cheese, such as Green Mountain Gruyere or Prima Caciotta from Dancing Ewe Farm
2 TB chopped fresh chives
2 TB chopped fresh basil or parsley

Heat oil over medium heat in a 10 frying pan with 2 deep sides. Add shallots and salt; cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Do not let shallots begin to brown. Add barley and cook stirring frequently for about 1 minute. Add wine and stir until the liquid is absorbed by the barley, about 1-2 minutes. Add the broth, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 1 hr. 15 minutes. Begin checking for doneness after 50 minutes. The liquid should be absorbed, the grains softened and gluteness, yet still have just a bit of chew. Stir in greens, cover until just wilted. Reduce heat to very low. Stir in cheese and herbs. Serve warm.

Published in Pastas

Roasted Spring Vegetable Salad with Cranberry Apple Cider Vinaigrette

If you have any of those Vermont Cranberry Company dried cranberries left that you received earlier in the share, they would make a wonderful garnish for this spring salad. The vinaigrette recipe is inspired by a Cider Vinaigrette in Cooking with Shelburne Farms. Serves 4.

1 lb red beets, scrubbed and cut in 1 dice
1 bunch pac choi, quartered length-wise
sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste

6 cups mesclun or washed and torn head lettuce
cooked barley or wheat berries

1/2 cup cranberry apple cider
2 TB cider vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
2 TB minced chives
1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup sunflower oil

Preheat oven to 400F. Toss beets with oil, salt and pepper and wrap in aluminum foil. Place foil package on cookie sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until beets are tender when poked with a paring knife. Remove beets from oven and cool slightly. Using a paring knife, remove the beet skins.

While beets are roasting, brush choi with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast on a hot, oiled, indoor our outdoor grill until grill marks appear and choi begins to get tender.

In a blender or mini food processor, blend together the cider, cider vinegar, maple syrup, chives, salt and pepper. Gradually add the oil and blend to emulsify. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Arrange lettuce or mesclun on a platter. Arrange roasted beets and choi on top and sprinkle with cooked grains, and dried cranberries if you have them. Dress the salad, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Published in Salads
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00

Veal Patties with Mushrooms

Veal Patties with Mushrooms

These individual meatloaves are incredibly moist and juicy. Adapted from a Feb 2006 recipe in Gourmet. Makes 4 servings

2 slices firm white sandwich bread, coarsely crumbled
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives or parsley
1 lb ground veal
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs (not seasoned)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
.5 lb oyster or shitake mushrooms, trimmed and diced
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200°F.

Soak bread in cream in a large bowl 5 minutes. Stir in egg, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon chives/parsley until blended well. Add veal and mix with your hands until combined well. Form veal mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties. Spread dry bread crumbs on a sheet of wax paper and coat patties all over.

Heat oil with 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then cook patties, carefully turning over once, until golden brown, firm to the touch, and thermometer inserted into center of each registers 148°F, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer patties to an ovenproof platter and keep warm, covered with foil, in oven. Do not clean skillet.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender (4-10 minutes, depending on mushroom type). Stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons chives and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve veal patties topped with mushrooms.

Optional - add a little cream and or garlic to mushrooms at end of cooking for a bit more sauce

Published in Dinner