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Garlic Honey Elixir

  • Small jar (4-8 ounces/125-250ml) with a good lid.
  • Fill it with unpeeled garlic cloves.
  • Pour local honey over it all, using a chop stick to poke the honey down into the garlic.
  • Screw on the lid and label the jar with the contents and date.

Overnight, so it seems, the garlic and honey combine to create a divine elixir that may be taken by the spoonful right out of the jar. Almost immediately, it is ready to counter sore throats, colds, the flu, lung congestion, and sinus problems.

As it ages, both the honey and the garlic darken. After a couple of months, the garlic is suffused with honey and is lovely to eat.

Garlic honey has never spoiled, no matter how long I have kept it (at room temperature). It is not know to develop botulism. As with all honey, do not give to children less than one year old.

Susan Weed

 

Kohlrabi Potato Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs kohlrabi, peeled
  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour (or sub 2 tbsp AP flour and 1 tbsp cornstarch)
  • 1.5 teaspoons, divided kosher salt
  • .5 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup oil (more if your pan is bigger)

Instructions

Chop greens and simmer in some water, or microwave-steam, just to soften a bit, while you’re doing other things.Peel kohlrabi, and shred along with potatoes (with skin), onion and garlic.Drain greens and add to other veg in a pile in a tea towel. Squeeze and drain, quite a bit, to get them as dry as possible.Mix three eggs and three tablespoons of rice flour (or sub 2 tbsp AP and 1 tbsp corn starch) with half a teaspoon each salt and pepper. Reserve remaining salt for later. Mix this in with the drained shredded veg mix. Form into small balls (bigger than golf, smaller than tennis).Heat oil in a skillet – less than a quarter inch of oil, until it spits at you when you hit it with a drop of water, or bubbles around the edges of a wooden spoon or chopstick.Add a veg ball to the hot oil and squish with a spatula until it’s about a half-inch thick. If the oil bubbles all around the edges, you’re set, add another and squish.Fry until golden brown on both sides, maybe four minutes total per side, but until done.Drain on a towel, sprinkle with additional salt and keep warm in the oven until serving time.Makes 8 pancakes, and they freeze very well. All the goodness of a crisp potato pancake, but with a little more excitement.

Details

Prep time: 25 minsCook time: 25 minsTotal time: 50 minsYield: 8 pancakes

Saturday’s Mouse July-3-2012

Greek Salad with Swiss Chard and Feta

This salad goes great with a grilled marinated chicken breast. I use a Greek marinade with many of the same herbs and spices.

Ingredients:

  • 1 med or 2 small Zuccini Squash; cubed
  • 2 bell peppers (one yellow and one red look nicest); cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (sun gold heirlooms are my favorite); chopped in half
  • 1 med sweet onion; cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 bunch of chopped parsley
  • 1 6 oz jar of chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 8oz package of feta cheese (crumble over the salad)
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 6 swiss chard leaves (chiffonade and then cut into 1-2 inches in length)
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts (optional)

Dressing:

  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1 t oregano dried
  • 1/2 C red wine vinegar
  • 1/2-2/3 C olive oil

Directions: Mix everything down to the swiss chard into a bowl and toss well. Make dressing by mixing all the spices with the oil and vinegar. whisk well or use an emulsifying mixer. Pour over the salad and mix well. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve

Fennel Orange Salad

makes 4-6

  • 2 med fennel bulbs, trimmed and julienned
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 T minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium orange, peeled
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  1. Put the fennel and onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, ginger, and olive oil in a small bowl. Pour over the fennel and onion and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill the salad for 1 hr.
  3. Slice the peeled orange into thin round

2012 Summer Drought is a tough year for LotFotL Community Farm

Abe Lubetkin from WISN Channel 12 was out to LotFotL Community Farm on July 9, 2012 to talk about how drought is effecting our farm. This year won’t be easy for us, but we will continue to do the best we can and get veggies to our members.

Here is the video clip that aired. Take a look

How CSA works after you sign up

We invite you to read through the following items to make sure that you are well infomed about how our CSA works. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to call or email us.
1. When you subscribe, we sign you up for our weekly newsletter. It is important for you to be getting these communications to stay informed about important updates and changes in the season. If you do not see a newsletter by the month of May, you will want to contact us to find out why.
2. We drop off shares every Thursday to your designated drop site. Please make other arrangements to have your share picked up if you yourself cannot get there onthe Thursday pick up day.
3. We have a Roster at each pick up site. In order to keep things as accurate as possible, it is important to only take what is listed after your name. If you thought that you should be getting something you are not, please contact the farm. Do not just take it. That would leave someone else without their food, making 2 problems instead of just one.
4. Shares come in reusable plastic totes. We ask you to take the contents out and leave the tote for delivery next week. Most members bring a reusable bag, but we do provide bags should you need them. Please do not take the totes home, they are a costly item for the farm that we have chosen out of our love for the planet. GONZO SHARES and SEESAW SHARES are in Large totes, STAPLE shares are in SMALL totes. If you are not sure please do not guess. Call us as 920-318-3800 or 262-951-0794

5. If you know in advance that you will be gone for a drop off day, it is possible to schedule a vacation with us. This will put your box on hold and it will not be delivered while you are gone. You are then invited to order a Vacation Makeup box, at your convenience, as a replacement for the veggies that you missed while on vacation. All boxes are delivered on Thursday and must be ordered during the CSA season. To schedule a vacation just sign into your account and click on hold share.
6. If you signed up to receive a share every other week, you will be listed as an A share or a B share. A’s and B’s pick up on alternating weeks, so that we can keep our harvest even. To see which you are and when your next delivery is scheduled, take a look at your account. Every week the newsletter will also tell you what letter week it is. You will also receive a reminder email on the day of delivery.
7. We invite you to take a look at our online farmstore. You can order items and have them delivered with your CSA each week. Orders should be in by Midnight on Tuesday to be delivered on Thursday of that week. [Link to Web Store]. If you have never ordered with us you may need to set up your password. I can always send you a new one via email if you are having trouble.
8. If ever you have any questions please call or email us. Welcome to LotFotL. We look forward to a great season.

The Farm Bill – Resources for Today

Today, Friday, May 18, 2012, the House Subcommittee on Agriculture will be holding public hearings in Washington, DC on the 2012 Farm Bill.

These are the people to talk to!

You are encouraged to contact your legislators on this issue so that you can tell them what you would like to see in the bill (and what should be left out).

Some of the issues that are of concern to Community Supported Agriculture and sustainable farming interests are highlighted in this summary page from National Sustainable Agriculture Commission.

Unfortunately, the Farm Bill is already the subject of partisan politics and is one of the tools being used to highlight the faults of opponents on both sides.

Don