The basket items are as follows:
HFC pasta sauce
Green onions - scallions
1 dz eggs
Bouquet of White Yarrow
Garlic scapes (group B)
HFC Pasta Sauce
Since it will be sometime before our tomatoes are ready, lets enjoy some of our very own pasta sauce made from our fresh tomatoes and onions from last sessions bounty. Easy to use and tasty.
Shakshuka - Eggs in Tomato Sauce
HFC pasta sauce
1 teaspoon Sweet paprika
½ teaspoon Hot paprika or Cayenne ((optional) )
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
6 large Eggs
4 oz (113 g) Goat or Feta cheese ((I used goat cheese) )
Add sauce and spice to a medium skillet. Heat to simmer. With a large spoon make small wells in sauce and crack the eggs into each well. Cover the skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking.
HFC Rhubarb Kombucha
This kombucha is delicious on it's own, however I think we should make some sangria.
How to make Sangria:
Start with a 16 oz or larger container(a mason jar works)
muddle 1 tbsp of sugar with a few leaves of mint and a couple of chopped strawberries.
Add 1/2 cup of kombucha and 1 cup of Rose wine
Add a squeeze of lime, 2 lime slices, 4 or 5 sliced strawberries, and a tbsp of chopped rhubarb. Stir and refrigerate for a few hours to let flavors combine.
Get 2 rocks glasses and add a couple of ice cubes. Pour over ice, add a short stalk of rhubarb ad a sprig of mint to garnish. Happy summer solstice!
Frittata with scallions
2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 bunch scallions, sliced
chopped garlic scapes 8 large eggs 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Group B will have scapes in this weeks basket and Group A will have the following week.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Heat an oven safe medium-size sauté pan over medium-high heat and add butter and olive oil. Sauté scallions and scapes if you have them until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Whisk eggs, milk and parmesan cheese in separate bowl. Add to the sauteed scallions and blend.
Cover the pan and transfer to oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the eggs are firm and slightly brown around the edges.
Use these pretty flowers just as they are for a nice table bouquet!
These flowers also are medicinal.
Although HFC can't give medical advice and recommend you consult your health practitioner, we'd like to share some information on uses for yarrow from "The Modern Herbal Dispensatory"
Yarrow's healing uses; anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, fever reducer, and wound healing.
Dried leaves and flowers can be crushed and added to 40% alcohol in a 1:5 ratio and applied to insect bites and stings to reduce itch and pain.
Hope you have enjoyed and found our blog useful.
Summer Solstice is on Wednesday this week. Go outside and enjoy the longest day of the year!
What's Happening on the Farm
-penned by Brittni
The garden is coming alive! The little Abriels are sneaking strawberries and carrots every morning in the name of "thinning".
The sheep and cow herd has been exceptionally mischievous this spring and we have gotten a ton of practice herding sheep 🤦
We have some beautiful patio gardens available as well as cute fairy gardens for sale. Please check them out on the farm store page and feel free to pass on the word to loved ones.
From Henrieka Farm Center - the school year came to an end Friday with beautiful and friendship filled hikes and bridging ceremonies. We are excited for next year already and I am already making plans.
We will have an opportunity for part time employment next school year- 2 days a week doing some of the most rewarding work I have experienced. Helping to nurture young children in the natural world is eye opening and so heartwarming. If you have an educator or naturalist in your life that would be a good fit for Henrieka Farm Center, please send them my information!