47th Ave Farm News & Tips

July 27, 2021

The snap beans and new potatoes make me think of Nicoise salad–if you can find a few tomatoes, you’re set. 

 

With some of your cukes and cilantro make this quick, gingery salad

Or make this cool, cucumber soup

Make this delicious sauce/dressing with your cilantro and put it on everything!

Blanch your collard greens and use them as wraps for all sorts of fillings

 

Or do a quick braise with them and some of your onions

 

This noodle bowl would be excellent with your savoy cabbage, carrots and cilantro

Use some of your zucchini and onions on a pizza!

Sliced sweet onions, diced bacon and zucchini coins

Or make this delicate, incredibly flavorful zucchini fritters

Make a Spanish Tortilla with some of your potatoes

 

July 13, 2021

You could add thinly sliced fennel and onion to this cook-with-what-you-have salad this week.

Or make this lemony fennel salad with cilantro

 

Try this very quick dish of baked white beans and summer squash with your zucchini

Your broccolini would be lovely in this barley, broccoli and almond salad with pecorino dressing. 

If you haven’t used your black chickpeas yet make this salad–fennel and onion this week would be great here. 

Here are a couple of basic ways to prepare your fava beans

And here’s a post on the Iranian method of cooking fava beans whole in their pods. The individual beans just fall out and the skin is tender enough to enjoy so you save lots of peeling time. 

Use your kale for this robust and beautiful salad

If you picked up some Umi ramen noodles you could make this stir-fried noodle dish, using onion, zucchini and/or fennel. 

Or make a cold salad with the noodles and add broccolini instead of the peas and whatever fresh herbs you have. 

 

 

June 30, 2021

Make this “Pad Thai Salad” with your snap peas this week! It’s a wonderful light dish for a hot night. 

 

You can make this delicious, crunchy salad with just your snap peas and turnips

You can use snap peas instead of shelling peas and napa cabbage (if you still have some left, as I do!) in this quick Indian curry

You can combine fennel and turnips in this refreshing slaw that is delicious as a side or in fish tacos. 

Or use your fennel and red onions for this little salad with capers and feta

Make this quick cauliflower dish with herb and pumpkin seed pesto. 

You could also use your cauliflower and garlic to create this wonderful one-dish meal of lentils, herbs and a raita-like cool yogurt sauce

Your lettuce and red onions will be wonderful in this salad with some toasted nuts and strawberries!

 

 

June 15, 2021

Use the gorgeous lettuce and radishes and spring onions in this springy Fattoush-like salad

 

Make this Vietnamese-inspired Napa cabbage and chicken salad with our without vermicelli noodles. 

German-style Kohlrabi with Dill might be good this week. 

 

I used some of my komatsuna from the last share, along with garlic scapes and broccoli for this quick and delicious curry. You could make a version with just komatsuna, spring onions and/or add some thinly sliced or diced kohlrabi (in place of the broccoli) this week. 

Use some of your napa cabbage and komatsuna for this slaw with toasted peanuts.

Or make a batch of kimchi using your Napa cabbage, spring onions and even some radishes if you’d like!

If you still have your black chickpeas you could use them in this crunchy salad with radishes

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2021

 

Use your mustard greens and some green garlic in this glorious pot of brothy beans and greens.

You could make a frittata with some of your cauliflower, green garlic and/or garlic scapes.

Or make this gorgeous and delicious spiced cauliflower steaks.

Grill or broil your garlic scapes for a delicious snack/side dish.

I think this vermicelli noodle stir-fry salad would be great with your turnips, turnip greens, green garlic and/or scapes as well as radishes.

Your butter lettuce would make nice lettuce wraps!

This may be my favorite way to prepare salad turnips!

Or you could make a springy Nicoise Salad using radishes, turnips, butter lettuce and even some steamed cauliflower.

Or this springy salad with strawberries and toasted nuts.

 

May 18, 2021

Welcome to the summer share of 47th Ave Farm! I’m excited for another season of the freshest most delicious produce imaginable. Ever other week I’ll link to recipes that feature produce from the share but know that there are 1,100+ recipes on the site so if nothings speaks to you here browse the vegetable categories or use the Search box to find something that does.

 

Spicy stir-fried noodles with bok choy are a quick favorite around here.

 

Make this bright, crunchy, robust salad with some of your radishes, radish micro-greens and green garlic in the dressing. 

If your radish greens are nice and fresh you can make this version of chimichurri using some of them, parsley and some more of your green garlic.

 

Your cauliflower and parsley come together in this beautiful salad (made with a gorgeous 47th Ave purple cauliflower last fall!)

 

Or make this quick and satisfying dish of cauliflower and chickpeas with turmeric and yogurt.

Salmon with Chard & Parsley Pesto might be nice this week.

Or use your chard in maybe the simplest and one of my favorite chard recipes–slowly cooked with onions.

 

April 12, 2021

This cauliflower and garlic frittata would be a great use of your cauliflower and any attached tender leaves. Leftovers make a tasty sandwich filling for a picnic.

Your cauliflower and potatoes would be delicious in this fragrant Indian dish, aloo gobi.

Grate your winter radish and a couple carrots to make this bright and crunchy slaw.

This sweet and sour agrodolce is a fast and flavorful way to use your rutabaga.

Or make a simple side dish of mashed root vegetables using your rutabagas and potatoes.

Squash and beans make this warm salad hearty enough for lunch or dinner.

Your raab would be delicious in this flavorful bowl of miso broth with raab and noodles.

Or maybe you need something simple and quick – make a big batch of crispy, roasted raab instead.

 

February 16, 2020

Your squash would be delicious in this Moroccan-inspired stew with chickpeas.

 

Your turnip and even some grated tetsu squash would be wonderful in this quick saute.

This soup of white beans and greens will be wonderful with either kale tops or collards or both. I’ve been making the vegetarian version with just carrots, onion and garlic and it’s fabulous. Or add sausage for the meat lovers.

Use your pea greens in a salad like this or as a garnish for a soup.

This bruschetta with stewed leeks, egg and goat cheese has a whiff of spring and you could top it with some of your pea seedlings. They are a bit of a mess to eat but so good and so pretty.

Or sometimes simple is all you can muster. These leeks are sauteed in butter or olive oil with a little thyme and they’d be delicious on polenta or as a side to a roast or with an egg.

These Eritrean stewed collard greens are simple and fantastic.

 

 

 

For a fragrant vegan dish using your carrots and leeks make this Turkish style rice dish with lots of lemon.

You could also mash your turnips and potatoes together.

 

February 2, 2020

How about this gorgeous watermelon radish, celery and walnut salad?

Your kale tops and potatoes would be delicious in this bake. And if you have some dried red peppers left, use a little of those here too.

I think this Lentil & Root Veg Shepherd’s pie would accommodate some kohlrabi and certainly some leeks and shallots and of course potatoes.

 

Time for Kohlrabi Latke’s?!

What to do with those black Spanish radishes? They’re pretty intense. You could also fritter them like this.

Grating them is often a good idea as it helps soften/break them down a bit. They’re good in this slaw with other winter roots and some bread and cheese–which rounds things out nicely. This would be great with kohlrabi and any radishes you have.

 

January 19, 2020

You could use your watermelon radish in this beautiful, crunchy salad.

For something fun and a bit different you could blanch your collard greens and make wraps.

Your Tuscan kale tops and potatoes would be wonderful in ribollita, the Tuscan bean, kale and bread soup.

Maybe a good week for potato leek pizza!

 

Or make this soup with leeks and substitute kale tops for the chard here. It’s a spectacular soup!

This delicious galette is quicker than it looks and would be a good use of your onions and winter squash and cayenne.

Or make this creamy orzo with winter squash and greens.

 

January 5, 2020

The Black Spanish Radish often stumps eaters so this overview might be helpful.

You could use some of your radish and kohlrabi and a little Aji pepper in this crunchy salad

Black Radish Pancakes are fun:

Use collard greens instead of chard in this warming soup and use the Aji pepper instead of the jalapeno here as well.

Collard greens are also wonderful with beans.

I think I used my last Gigante kohlrabi in 6 different meals. These things are just amazing–in how tender, crunchy and sweet they are and in how well they keep, even cut into. So use a chunk for this and that and snack on it in between. It’s a true winter friend in the kitchen.

This simple kohlrabi slaw will brighten up most any meal and fish tacos are particularly good with this.

This is way I ate kohlrabi, growing up in Germany, most often, and it’s delicious.

Or you could roast a pan of kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts (or just one or the other) with just some salt and olive oil until browning and tender. So good!

You could use a mix of kohlrabi and Brussels or just Brussels sprouts for this incredibly vibrant Thai-style salad with fish sauce dressing.

I just made this chicory salad with the chicory from the last share and it was the best thing I’ve eaten in a while.

Your onion or shallots will be good in this Barley Mushroom Risotto.

 

 

December 15, 2020

I made this Vermicelli Stir-fry “Salad” with collards and kohlrabi (the 5th meal from one kohlrabi:)! and it was excellent. It’s very adaptable so you can use carrots, Brussel sprouts, other leafy greens, etc.

With some of your leeks and potatoes make these pancakes. It makes a lot but they’re even better the next day crisped up again in a skillet.

Or make this incredibly simple dish of braised chicken with leeks and lemon.

Collard greens with spiced chickpeas is a quick, satisfying meal. Top with an egg for more heft.

Or make this collard dish with tomatoes and crispy breadcrumbs.

These mustard braised Brussels sprouts have been getting rave reviews lately.

This is my new favorite chicory salad and it’s great even without the fennel but if you have some languishing in the fridge, use it here.

This savory galette is fun to make with onions and winter squash or leeks and greens.

Or use some of your squash to make this Moroccan-spiced butternut squash and chickpeas.

December 1, 2020

Curried kohlrabi fritters are one of the most “favorited” recipes on the site and you’ll have plenty of raw material for them this week:)!

Or simply braise them. The simplicity belies how delicious they are and how many you can eat, prepared this way.

Or use some of the kohlrabi and daikon for a crunchy slaw.

Chicory and beets are a lovely combo, like in this salad.

Or make this gorgeous beet and apple salad.

 

I used my Brussels Sprout tops recently like this: sauteed in a bit of oil with some onion. Added a splash of water, covered and steamed for a few minutes. Mixed a little miso, soy sauce and touch of sesame oil in a small bowl and stirred into greens when tender. Salt to taste though might not need any because of soy and miso. I haven’t written the recipe up proper yet, but it’s terribly simple and very good.

 

Your fennel can turn into a rich sauce/condiment (depending on how long you cook it down) and then enjoyed as a side, on pizza, with a large shape of pasta.. . ..

This hearty winter salad uses your chicory, potatoes and some white beans.

Here’s a little something different to do with leeks: stewed and then made into a bruschetta with goat cheese, and chopped egg.

Or you could mash up some leeks and potatoes and top with fried capers and parsley.

 

 

November 17, 2020

You might use some of your Tuscan kale and potatoes to make this hearty dish:

Or combine some potatoes and celery root for a nice variation on a classic gratin.

A quick simply supper: white beans, leeks and chicken!

Brussel sprout tops are the sweetest greens. Simply roast them!

This radicchio salad would be good with carrots instead of the radish noted in the recipe.

Or make the hearty Winter “Everything” Salad for a light supper.

Time for Leek & Potato Pizza?

Your kale and delicata squash marry beautifully in this salad.

 

Nothing simpler than these butter braised carrots and they might be the best thing on the table at Thanksgiving with Laura’s carrots!

 

 

November 3, 2020

Welcome the 47th Ave Farm Winter Share custom posts! You will find dishes and tips here that use the produce in your share and of course there are hundreds more options in the sidebar if none of these suit your fancy! Happy cooking!

 

This simple fennel and white bean salad might be nice this week.

 

Or braise the fennel with capers, garlic and a few tomatoes (roasted or fresh).

The fingerling potatoes are delicious simply roasted.

Quick-cooked collards with citrus and raisins are fantastic and even raisin skeptics tend to like them.

Your sugarloaf chicory is fantastic raw in salads or quickly stewed with beans.

Make this salad with the sugarloaf and some of your beets.

This beet dip with sage and thyme would also be good.

Can’t go wrong with leeks sauteed in butter.

Roast those squash in wedges and dress with a bright spicy dressing.