Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto

Ingredients: Soup: 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 onion diced 2 cups leeks,  cut lengthwise and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 4 medium carrots, peeled and dice  about ½ cup 1 stalk celery, diced 8 cups water 2 medium Parmgiano Reggiano cheese rinds ** 3 teaspoons kosher salt or more to taste […]

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Butter

Ingredients: ½ pint cherry tomatoes 1-2 cloves garlic Olive oil 1 stick butter Directions: Cut cherry tomatoes in half, arrange on rimmed sheet with whole garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast  (450 oven for 20 minutes). Pulse in food processor with 1 stick of butter.

One Big Pot of Sauce

Ingredients: 1 large onion 4-5 cloves of garlic 1 large green pepper 1 poblano or Hungarian wax pepper 8-10 ripe tomatoes 2 eggplants 2-3 zucchini/summer squash 1 bunch kale or swiss chard ¼- ½ cup chopped fresh basil salt and pepper Directions: Put in ¼ cup olive oil in a deep pot: add chopped onion […]

Kale and Swiss Chard Salad

Ingredients: ½ pint cherry tomatoes Raw chard or Kale Whole garlic cloves Olive oil Red onion Rice Vinegar Feta cheese Directions: Dressing for Kale or Swiss Chard: Cut cherry tomatoes in half, arrange on rimmed sheet with whole garlic cloves drizzle with olive oil. salt and  Roast (450 oven) for 20 minutes. Combine tomatoes with […]

Strawberry Goat Cheese Dressing

Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries, hulled salt and  pepper to taste 2 TBSPS  fresh lemon juice 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar 5 fresh garlic scapes, chopped 1 inch of Vermont creamery goat cheese log Olive oil Directions: Pulse to blend and chop scapes in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Take  ½ cup olive oil……..drizzle in […]

Garlic Scape Dressing

Ingredients: 10 fresh garlic scapes, chopped  ½ tsp salt freshly ground pepper to taste TBSPS fresh lemon juice 2+TBSPS rice vinegar 2  TBSPS mustard 1TSP honey ½+cup olive oil Directions: Pulse scapes, salt, pepper, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and honey. In the bowl of a food processor or blender until scapes are minced and it […]

Fresh Tomato Soup

Ingredients: 3 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, cored 4TBSP olive oil 1 large sweet onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1 tsp thyme salt and freshly ground pepper lemon juice Directions: In large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat; Add onions, garlic, and ginger. Cook until onions just […]

Garlic Scape Hummus

Ingredients: 1 –  15 oz can of garbanzo beans or (2cups of cooked dried garbanzo beans) 2 TBSPS tahini 2 TBSPS  lemon or lime juice olive oil to achieve a good consistency ¼ cup of very finely chopped ( a food processor is nice) Garlic Scapes from Dimond Hill Farm! Salt and Pepper to taste […]

Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup flour  ½ tsp baking soda  salt and pepper 2 eggs ¾ cup milk 2+ cups corn Directions: Mix dry ingredients. Beat egg into milk. Fold together, then fold in corn. Heat olive oil in medium hot skillet, cook 3-4 minutes per side.

Easy Kale and Collard Greens (with Variations)

Ingredients: 1 Large bunch Kale, stemmed and cut in ribbons 1 Large bunch collard greens, stemmed and cut in ribbons fresh garlic, (scapes or cloves) salt and pepper Directions: Saute in olive oil…. Toss over and over, until greens wilt to your liking….still crispy or very soft is delicious. Top with a fried egg and serve […]