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CSA Picks and Tips for September Print  
Cooler nites sweeten the tomatoes and remind us that fall is just around the corner....Stews and Chilies replace the cold plates of summer....Root veggies are wonderfull roasted with peppers and winter squash...Ah Taste the Fall Bounty and enjoy Gods Palate of Colors!
 Sept 23 to 25 Our Last WEEK!!!! for 2014    
Cooler nite bring forth our last week... Thank you so much for being apart of our farm this year!.........Sweet Potatoes, Yukon and Red Potatos, Green Beens, Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, just a little summer squash, Winter Squash - spaghetti and chunks of Bannana , Onions, Leeks, Basil and Parsley,Apples and please if you havent take a pumpkin home! Also lil white BOOS for the kids...Remember to get your deposit in this week!
   
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 Sept 16-18 Comfort Food Week! Minimize 
Comfort Foods- Tomatoes, Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Summer Squash,Cucumbers Winter Squash pick 4, Carrots, Onions, and Apples! This is our 2nd to last week for the CSA Season. .... Reminder this week only on Thursday pickups are from 4:30 to 6:00. All other days are normal. Thank you !
   
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 Sept 9 and 11---This is a week of rememberance    
Our fields have been so amazing and the bounty is plenty...Tomatoes, Peppers-assorted all kinds and very pretty!...Cucumbers (they didnt like the cold), Summer Squash, Winter Squash pick 2 Small Wonder Spaghetti and 1 Acorn and 1 Butternut!!!...Apples! Basil, Eggplant, Sweet Potatoes! They are getting Bigger!, Sweet Fresh Onions and there maybe some more suprises!!! Just a reminder if you have banked weeks please use them! We have this week and 2 more for the season. Thank you for all that have rejoined for next year...for those who havent gotten in your deposit please do. The deposit helps the "farm"helps pay for ground work fall and spring, seeds for next year and materials. There is alot of prep work that goes into fall cleanup and spring start up.
   
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 September 2 & 4 Fall Bounty Minimize 
Tomatoes, Beets, Carrots, Egg Plant, Sweet Potatoes, Cukes, Summer Squash and choose from a variety of Winter Squash, Fresh Picked Apples and Peaches and Sweet Table Grapes! Remember to get your deposit in!!!!
   
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   Gleaning the fields September 27 Minimize  
PLEASE NOTE; GLEANING DAY IS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 10-2. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAG OR BOX...CHECK IN WITH REBECCA PRIOR TO PICKING....IF YOU HAVE SOME EXTRA TIME WE ARE CLEANING UP THE FARM TOO COULD USE A COUPLE OF EXTRA HANDS .... Thank you very much for being members of Spyglass Gardens CSA Program....Blessings to you and your family, Steve, Wendy and Crew
     
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   Asian Spiced Cucumbers! YUMMY Minimize  
super simple and YUMMY! ... 2 cucumbers slicers or english work great, 2 cups rice wine vinegar, 1 heathy tbsp Chinese Five Spice, 1/2 tbsp red chile flakes (less if you wish), salt and pepper to taste. Score the sides of your cucumbers, slice thin, place in a bowl add the other ingredients stir and refrigerate at least 10 mins 20 is best and serve with anything ... great recipe from one of our members! Thanks Denise!
     
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   Cooking and Enjoying Banana Squash! Minimize  
Every year we grow these amazing winter squashes...each with their own wonderful flavor and uses...Banana Squash is super high in vitamins, fiber and good flavor as long as You do not over cook! Please do not boil this prize from the field...if you get one whole they will last in a cool dry place for months...but most of the time they are huge, so we give you big chunks with the seeds removed but the rhine still on...bake them at 350-375 till fork tender...you can score the meat with a knife place salt pepper seasonings of your liking sometimes butter and bake...so tasty! You can also bake them and freeze them for another day, Wendy's Mom uses them in place of pumpkin for pies...super smooth when baked and whipped. Add raw chunks with rhine cut off to soups and stews 15 -20 mins from serving...This wonder of the garden is really tasty ... we hope you enjoy...most of them are 18"24" long but we have had up to 3 -4 feet long and 12"across! Thats alot of squash!
     
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Place your favorite herb (basil, sage, chives, rosemary etc) after rinsed and dried into a food processor. Add 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil per 2 cups of leaves. Pulse processor till all is combined and chopped...place 1 cup of herb/oil mixture in to a freezer bag and press down to flatten and fill inside of bag...no air ! seal and freeze. Now when you need that zest of flavor go to the freezer open break off a chunk, reseal with no air!... and you have a great herb that has no yucky mess to it..The secret is the fat in the oil....it helps keep the herb perfect because the leaves of the herb have oils too...and they combine perfectly! Super great tip, thanks Laurie!
 
     
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Wash well the beets leave whole always have 1-2"of tops so they do not bleed out during cooking....Roast at 400 till fork tender, after cooling slightly run under cold water and the skins will slide off...cut in thin rounds serve with butter and chopped chives or parsely.......now for the left overs, (in our family there are none but if you have leftovers) chill portions and dice the next day, add balsamic vinegar and dash of salt and pepper let stand on counter stirring occasionally...serve at room temperature with dinner. (or if you are wendy she eats them before dinner is served!)
 
     
   Steves Zesty Salsa Minimize  
In a large bowl combine the following: For small groups cut in half...4 med to large tomatoes chopped & 5 roma tomatoes chopped...1 large onion diced, 2 cups fresh cilantro chopped, 1-2 Jalapeno peppers finely chopped remove seeds if you are a chicken!...1-2 tomatillo diced, 1 lime juice and some pulp...1 tbsp of salt...It is a must you taste as you add!...Some like it mild but Steve loves it Zesty!...Enjoy fresh or refrigerate up to 3 days...but once you have the chips in the bowl it will be gone in a flash!
     
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   Ol fashioned Carmel Sauce for Apples or Ice Cream Minimize  
1 cup butter, 1 16 oz package of brown sugar and dash of salt, melt together in a 2 qt or bigger sauce pan-stirring constantly add 1 cup Lite Corn Sryup and 1 14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk, stirring to a rapid boil - this becomes very HOT!...Using a candy thermometer 245 degrees or firm ball stage. Remove from heat add 1 Tsp Vanilla, Dip apples with sticks stuck in the top, remove and place on buttered plate...Can drizzle over cut apples and pears too or on Ice Cream. Keeps well in Fridge up to 1 month. It really doesn't take long to enjoy this treat. Keep warm in a crock pot on warm too for a fun treat at a party. Johnathans, Galas or Honey Crisps are best for carmelled apples.
     
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   Pumpkin Bread or Bars Minimize  
First of all fresh pumpkin is always best cook your pumpkin with seeds removed flesh up on a cookie sheet till fork tender, while warm peel off skin and smash with potato masher or food processor, measure out 1 cup for this receipe repeat and place into plastic bags or freezer containers to use all winter long!....Taking your 1 cup pumpkin add the following in a mixer bowl...1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp soda, 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, blend together add 2 tsp baking powder and 2 cups all purpose flour we then like to add 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. You can add raisins too if you wish. Bake in loaf pan for bread or bar pan at 350. 1 hour for loaf pan, approx 35 mins for bar pan but check at 25 mins to make sure. Top with Cream Cheese Frosting! 1/2 cup cream cheese blended with 1/3 powdered sugar and orange zest!
     
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 Roasted Pear and Butternut Soup! Minimize 
Super easy and tasty....Cut open one butternut squash and take seeds out score with knife and lightly salt and pepper drizzle with Olive Oil, bake at 375 till fork tender...I sometimes do this a day ahead...then...in baking dish bake at 350 ... 3 sweet banana peppers whole, 1 ancho pepper whole, 1/2 sweet onion, 2 pears cut in half and cored...Drizzle with Olive Oil and salt and pepper...bake till Browning...deseed the peppers and place in food mill or food processor or emulsing blender...blend till smooth, adding chunks of squash...we add a little chicken broth or veggie broth or just water... to thin...heat and serve with warm bread... WOW...THE FLAVORS ARE WONDERFUL!
   
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 Baked Apples for a Treat! Minimize 
This was a favorite of mine when I was a kid and will share this with our family forever...Mom would find the biggest apples...(we like our Honey Crisps for this!)....which were Delicious Apples on our farm...Cut in half and scoop out the center...Sprinkle with Cinnamon and a dab of sweet butter...She then would place them in a baking dish and bake them till fork tender...Once out of the stove you couldn't wait to eat them...but they needed to cool a bit...she would place them in a bowl...and then she would scoop some vanilla ice cream on top sprinkled with walnuts!.... Oh Boy this was the best treat in the fall at our house...next to her pumpkin pie....Thanks to my Mom...!
   
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 Preserving Herbs...Seeds, Leaves and Stems Minimize 
The time is near that frost will appear! So take advantage of seeds, leaves and stems for winter cooking....Dry seeds in a pie pan is easy and cheap ... can use dehydrators for all of this ... but if you do not have one... read on... We dry seeds like fennel, garlic and onion in a pie pan on our counter..in the morning just draw a fork thru...and in a few days you can bottle your treasure for later. You can dry leaves and stems (Rosemary, Oregano and Thyme) the same way...Some folks will heat up the oven at 250 place leaves and stems on parchement paper with in a cookie sheet over nite...I like to turn off the stove after 1 hour...leaving the heat to cool down over nite.., keeping the oils vibrant in the herbs ... we find this best... Every winter we enjoy the fresh taste of the garden with these herbs in our fresh made sausage or sauces...Yes we make our own sausage too!...That receipe to come...It is great cause you know whats in it!
   
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 Stuffed Peppers - Ideas Minimize 
Peppers are fun to stuff. Can just split open carefully remove seeds and place the following, cream cheese mix (add minced garlic, onion and salt pepper) add in a meat with either chicken or pork. Can do a stuffed pepper with no meat by adding diced eggplant or sundried tomatoes with the cream cheese mix....you can experiment with hot or mild peppers Bake at 350-375 - 30-45 mins, is best can finish on a BBQ for browning if you wish. You can add rice to your mix or quinoa...as long as it is cooked prior to stuffing. Enjoy
   
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 Preparing Fruits for Freezing or Canning Minimize 
Yes this is the season for harvest and putting away for a cold winter...Easy to prepare for freezing or Canning of Peaches...Place peaches in your sink and pour over top with boiling water, let set 4-5 mins the skins will loosen and peel off, split and remove pit, place in bowl with lemon juice.. gently roll to cover all sides, place on cookie sheet and freeze, remove and either vaccum seal a portion or two (best) or place in zip loc bag...We actually use our vaccum sealer with a tube to suck out most of the air before sealing. ...... The same work goes for preparing for canning of Peaches, Apples & Pears ... remove skins and place in lemon juice to stop the browning of the flesh...."National Canning Web Site" is great for tips on canning of just about everything.. we go there when we are looking for great receipes and canning guides.
   
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 Fall Bean Soup with a KICK! Minimize 
Fall beans are great source of fiber and vitamins but they tend to be a bit chewy. Not stringy but they need a little more cooking time...Here is a great soup that is full of garden goodness but packed with flavor. First of all can be made all vegetable or with chicken stock...To begin bake a winter squash either butternut or spaghetti just enough for 2 cups (fork tender) set aside, using 4 cups chicken stock or all veggie stock, add the following....1 cup diced beans-yellow, purple, or green or both...1/4 cup diced onion, 2 cloves of garlic minced, 3 carrots diced, 1 turnip diced, 1 green bell pepper chopped, 1 sweet banana chopped, 3-4 potatoes chopped bite size, 4 tomatoes, quartered...Bring to a slow boil, testing veggies to fork tender, once cooked add scoops of squash or diced chunks, warm in soup --Just before serving add diced fresh Basil! Also can top with roasted squash seeds slighty salted! Serve with homemade bread. Can add chunks of chicken during the cooking stage too. Super easy and very pretty in the bowls.
   
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 Zucchini Soup - Tastes like Pea Soup! Minimize 
Saute in 1 Tbsp butter 1 onion chopped till wilted, set aside...Boil 2 potatoes peeled and diced once tender take potatoes draining spoon and add to onions, cook in remaining water 4 med Zucchini chopped...till tender. Reserving some of the liquid...2 cups puree the onions, add 1/4 tsp of thyme, rosemary, basil and pepper. Also 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, then add potatoes and zucchini till just chunky...Add cooked bacon chunks if you desire and fresh dill , as a topping , serve with cornbread! Thanks Art and Charolette...hearty and tasty
   
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   Stuffed Peppers !!!! A garden favorite Minimize  
Thanks for reminding me I didn't have this classic spyglass garden dish on the list!!!!...Okay Take your favorite pepper 6 whether it be a Aneheim (our choice), Sweet Banana or Ancho- Cut lengthwise remove seeds, mix in dish 1/4 cup cream cheese, 1/2 cup sharp cheddar, 1/4 of small sweet onion diced, 1 tsp minced garlic, s and p, mix together place equal amounts in the pepper then add 1 strip of chicken breast use your judgement on size. You can wrap bacon, ham or prosuittio or leave alone eithe way bake 350 30-45 mins, then to the grill to crispen the pepper!....Oh this is great with Steves Salsa, fresh bread and your choice of cold beverage.
     
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   Holy Moly - Chile Rellono Garden Style! Minimize  
This can be done with Anchos or Anehiem and actually we have used the Sweet Banana for those that cannot have the heat!...Place your peppers on a cookie sheet and broil them till the skin blisters....YOU MUST WATCH THEM!!!!...Also they need to be turned. Now you can peel the skins off...we kinda do but leave some on for flavor, toss them in a ziploc bag with 1/2 cup flour, s and p, toss till well coated. Whisk 2 eggs and dash of milk, Drege the peppers into the egg mix, and onto a hot skillet or pancake grill... Canola oil is the best for this, low smoke and good browning. Brown on both sides, Serve with refried beans, salsa, rice or a tossed salad...This is fun and tasty with a twist!
     
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   Spicy Chocolate Sauce-not for the faint at heart! Minimize  
Okay this is fun, tasty and so easy!!!!...Using a non stick pan melt 1/4 cup butter with 2 cups REAL SEMI SWEET chocolate chips...not milk chocolate and not fake!!!!....melt on super low heat, stirring if you need to add a bit more butter....In the oven broil 2-3 Jalapenos or 3 Hot Cayanne, once totally roasted, peel off skins, I use gloves when using hot peppers, place in food processor, puree, add to chocolate mix, can add 1or2 Tbsp cream to soften...This sauce is amazing on fruits, ice cream and believe or not on roasted pork! The salty flavor of the pork brings out the chocolate flavor...Truely a find and so fun to create!!!! Enjoy
     
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   Tips on Cooking Winter Squash Minimize  
Okay do not be scared of these hard shelled veggies. They are awesome, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Best when fresh but can be kept in cool dark areas for up to 4 months. Can wipe the outer rhine with a little bit of clorox and water to kill any wild spores...they will store better this way....these treasures can be a meal in their own skin!....
Cut carefully, the skins are very hard and the flesh is dense. Cut in half Acorns, bannana, Spaghetti and Autumn Cup...scoop out seeds - use the seeds for roasting- Sprinkle flesh with salt pepper maybe a little butter---bake 350 till fork tender...Acorns are great with maple syrup, honey or brown sugar befor baking...Bannana just need a little olive oil ...Acorns can be stuffed with sausage or bread stuffing prior to baking, Bannana can be scored prior to baking and rubbed with spices can delight anyones pallet..Spaghetti squash speaks for itself, using the strings once cooked is a great alternative to pasta...our kids loved this squash....still do!
     
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   More Tips on Winter Squash and Uses Minimize  
Butternut Squash is the Queen of Squash...you can cut in half the bulb scoop out seeds bake like the others, the long tube like part can be cut in rounds...baked same.....NOW FOR THE FUN>>>>Butternut is my sisters favorite===So you can chunk this tasty treat after it has been roasted, add to soups, pasta or enjoyed with a great steak...All of the other squashes can be used the same way.....Boiling squash doesn't do this veggie any favors, infact it takes away from the texture and flavor it was meant to have....So please roast them for their fullness of beauty!
     
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   Fall Stew with or with out meats Minimize  
In a stock pot you can create a wonderful stew anytime of the year. Start with 4 cups of water, chop celery, onions and carrots--simmer--add potates diced, season with a pouch (use a tea strainer works great), some sage, rosemary, thyme sprigs....dash of salt and pepper, when veggies are tender add chopped cabbage and diced tomatoes, heat to serving temp...Serve with homemade corn bread or griddle cakes...Now you can add Quinoa grain, diced chicken or turkey or hamburgar, meats cook prior...Rice can be used instead of potatoes if you wish....We make our own broth from veggies and meat bones and freeze, so when we make a stew like this we already have a rich broth to work with....Enjoy
     
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   Toppings for Burgers-Late Summer Treats Minimize  
Often we get in a rut especially when it comes to topping our burgers, We make sliders here on the farm---mainly because you can eat more of them topped differently....those mini size burgers either made with beef or lamb, but we have stepped out of the box when it comes to topping those tasty sandwiches...Here goes...Slice lemon cucumbers really thin use like lettuce, saute diced assorted peppers with onions, grilled eggplant, Spinach instead of lettuce, grilled pears on lamb burgers!, grilled peaches on lamb burgers, grilled apples with swiss on beef burgers, Basil leaves instead of lettuce, arugula and feta on lamb burgers...The list goes on and on....If you desire a veggie burger follow our recipe of the Eggplant burger and then have fun with toppings...
     
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   Grilled Apples with Cinnamon Minimize  
Core apples-your choice Honey Crisps and Jonathans work best...Slice either in rounds or wedges 1/4" thick...place on pancake griddle, just a dash of Sea Salt and sprinkle with cinnamon...on 400 grill flip once when golden brown on one side, serve warm with pork chops or with a spinach salad and pecans.
     
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   Baked Rounds of Acorn Squash with Pineapple Minimize  
Okay folks this is truely tasty, even if you don't like acorn squash you will love this....Take your squash and cut it in rounds, be very careful, but it is easy with the fresh acorns, you should get 4 nice thick rounds, take seeds out of center, place in a baking dish, sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, let stand 5 mins, then with the juice of one can of pinepple and the pineapple rings, pour over top, let sit 1 hour on counter, Add fresh sliced Onion Rings from a sweet onion, sliced rings from a bell pepper (any color red or green) and for some fun sliced rings from an anaheim...Baket 350 till fork tender...Super tasty and pretty..
     
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   Bread Pudding-easy and tasty! Minimize  
4-5 cups of old bread (dried) cut into chunks (1-2"), this can be white or wheat or both...place in a greased baking dish...2 honey crisp apples cored and diced can leave skins on...in a separate bowl, whish together 3 eggs, 1 cup milk (can use evaporated makes it really tasty), 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp honey, dash of salt and 1 tbsp vanilla....pour over top of bread and apples... melt 3 tbsp butter pour over top....bake 375 for 30-45 mins...can take longer if apples are big (moisture)...knife should come out pretty clean...let cool serve warm with whipped cream
     
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   Raw Carrot, Pepper and Summer Squash Salad Minimize  
Scrub 2 carrots, Using a Potato peeler slice long thin cuts of carrot, using same peeler or juilanne peeler slice long thin cuts of summer squash, same with 1 cucumber...you need 1-2 cups of each for 4 persons...take 1 med heat or sweet long pepper like cubenelle or anahiem pepper take seeds out and dice...Combine together with 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, salt pepper and 2 tbsp of sugar...Let stand 30 mins before serving....Great as a salad but you can use this as a base to rice pilaf...prepare as directed but do not use the vinegar dressing leave plane...., cook your pilaf and plate using the raw veggies...The heat from the pilaf will semi warm the veggies, making a crisp side dish...
     
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   Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Parsely Minimize  
Lightly scrub german butterball and yukon gold potatoes (I like the mix of flavors) if small leave whole or cube, toss in Olive Oil 1/4, place in baking dish...Mince 2 cloves of garlic and 1/2 onion chopped sprinkle over top of potatoes...Dash of salt and pepper...Bake at 350 for 45-50 mins till fork tender...will be browned...just before serving, squeeze 1/2 of a lemon for juice on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley...and 3 tbsp of grated parmesean cheese...now a little tip, if you can cover this dish for 15 mins...Serve with chicken, pork or your catch of the day!
     
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   Wendy's Pasta Sauce Minimize  
This recipe is easy and you can make your own adjustments...Freeze for a fresh taste in the winter...Cut and quarter 10-12med Tomatoes all kinds, romas too....Leave skins on! In a large sauce pan combine with 1- 2 apples, cored and chopped...Simmer with 2 cups very strong coffee, in a skillet saute, 1 med onion, 2-3 chopped peppers your choice, 3 garlic cloves minced, add to sauce pot, simmer together...up to 2 hours if you have time, using a potatoe masher , mash larger chunks, taste add salt and pepper, last add 1 cup chopped basil or 1/4 cup chopped oregano and 1/4 cup chopped parsley....cook 20 mins serve over pasta or use to make lasagne...Hint the apple gives the sweetness to release the flavor of the tomatoes........Cooking it longer makes it thick and rich...This recipe is over 125 years old, it was made in a huge pot every fall on my families Dairy Farm and served with homemade bread, wine and frosty homemade beer...no meat was ever added or pasta...Granny would have fresh cream butter too!...It is a family tradition still today......Wendy will cook this pot all day, the smell can be enjoyed clear out in the field along with the fresh bread smell...thanks Granny
     
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   Grilled Pears with Salmon Fillet Minimize  
Take 1/2 pear per person, remove skin (potatoe peeler) and remove core with a melon ball scoop, dip in Lemon Juice then place in a dish with minced garlic, salt and pepper and drizzel Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top. Let sit...Prepare Salmon steaks or Fillet, Lemon Juice, minced garlic , minced ginger, salt pepper and Orange Slices-Place in Foil pouch, cook on BBQ or in oven ...Do not over cook!...Grill pear halves or in nonstick pan..Be careful not to burn....Assemble with pear on top of salmon, serve with warm bread...
     
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   Roasted Sage Leaves Minimize  
This tasty garnish has the flavor of fall. Use for pork chops, lamb or chicken...great on the BBQ...Take 3-4 leaves per person, rinse, pat dry, place in a pouch of foil or use foil pan...Add fresh minced garlic, salt pepper and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, set to side of grill and let them fry in the oil making them crispy, serve on top of your meats. Can use also on roasted squash.
     
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   Pepper Butter Minimize  
This does not have butter in it!...But this recipe is sooooo good!....Take your assorted peppers: Anehiems, Poblanos, Bells, Cubenelles, Jalapenos, Thai Chile (very hot), about 3-4 of each...Place in a baking pan drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, mince 3 cloves of garlic and sprinkle over, dash of salt and pepper...Roast for 1 hour at 400....Let Cool....Open each pepper and remove seeds ..discard seeds..... place in a food processor....puree oil and all....chill if desired...Serve with cream cheese and crackers for an appetizer...Or use in Chiles and Stews...We roast many peppers and make this butter...freeze and enjoy all winter...Make it has hot as you wish....TIP place the hottest peppers on top but do not use after roasting...Discard them, their heat and flavor is already present....Have fun with this butter! It will truely warm you up this winter....
     
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   Spyglass Garden Chile!!! It is really good... Minimize  
This is our farm chile, now we do things the ol'fashioned way so you can take short cuts if you wish, but the slow roasted way has flavor that you won't find in a can....Cook 1 cup of each bean in a pot with water till done..Black, Pinto and Navy...set aside....Take 2 lbs chunked stew meat, ours is grass fed and all natural, place in a dutch oven with fresh garlic cloves (4-6) 1 large onion quarter, 4 bay leaves, dash of salt and pepper...roast for 3 hours at 350...mean while roast in a separate pan 4 lbs tomatoes whole (romas and regular) drizzled with olive oil and garlic salt and pepper....If you haven't made some "Pepper Butter" this is your time....follow those directions on this page, you will only use a little freeze what you do not use....After meats and all of the stock in dutch oven have cooked add to roasted tomatoes in a large pot, simmer...add 2 tbsp Cumin, 3 tbsp Chili Powder...simmer, add a small amount of "Pepper Butter" tasting between...Once you like the flavor and heat....drain beans and add to mixture..Heat till bubbly....Now just a point Chlle does not have to have beans in it....In fact the true chile is beanless, but most folks including Mr Farmersmith...likes the beans in the chile!....You decide...Serve with Griddle Cakes on this same page...Enjoy!
     
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   Baked Apple Pancake Minimize  
Ingredients...2 Tbsp Butter, 4 Tbsp Sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1-2 apples cored and sliced leave skins on, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt...Melt butter in a 10 inch fry pan (cast iron is best or just oven proof)..Combine 3 tbsp sugar, with 1 tsp cinnamon sprinkle over butter..Arrange apple slices over sugar mixture in pan...Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 mins...remove from heat...Beat together (mixer) eggs, milk, flour remaining sugar and salt till smooth...Pour gently over apple slices, Bake in preheated oven 400 for 15-20 mins...Should be golden brown and puffy...Serve immediately and of course with Vanilla Ice Cream!
     
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Watch out for the Potato Hunter!  Watch out for the Potato Hunter! Minimize 
All of the acre of potatoes were planted by hand and yes dug by hand...super tasty fresh potatoes of all shapes and colors.
   
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   Pasta with Canteloupe and Prosciutto Salad Minimize  
This is not only pretty but tasty!...Use bowtie pasta cook as directed...make the sauce in a separate bowl....1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, same with white wine vinegar or a dry white wine...1/4 tsp dijon mustard, dash of salt and pepper, 1 garlic clove minced, 2 -3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil,...wisk together, toss with 1 cup baby arugula, 3/4 cup diced canteloupe and cooked pasta... top with thinly sliced red onion, 2-3 tbsp mint leaves, 2 oz proscuitto diced and 1/4 shaved parmigiano cheese....Wow-this is good!
     
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   Griddle Cakes Minimize  
Midwest comfort food...loved by all...1 1/2 cup self rising white cornmeal mix...1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp melted butter, 2 large eggs beaten, whisk together all ingredients...this is where you can go crazy, at this point you can add, chopped crisp bacon, jalapenos, okra, herbs all finely chopped, use your imagination...Stir together and on a hot griddle with a little canola oil drop 1/4 cup and make pancakes not too big ... brown flip and use like bread for sandwiches...great with mayo and fresh tomatoes, great with chicken salad, tuna salad, smoked salmon, egg salad....enjoy!
     
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1 large Butternut, cut in half remove seeds. Bake at 400 till fork tender. Also bake 1 aneheim and 1 poblano pepper and 1 med size sweet onion with 2 tomatoes and drizzle olive oil and 1/4 cup Basalmic Vinegar.,,, for 30 mins at 350. Peel and chop. Peel squash. Place all in large pot .
Add 3 cups chicken broth. Once heated use masher or electric hand held blender to puree. Leave a little chunky....Serve with a small spoonful of sour cream and warmed bread...Wonderful
 
     
Potatoes and Ham!!!  Potatoes and Ham!!! Minimize 
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham! A Spyglass Winter favorite...Thanks Mom! 1 lb cooked ham diced chunky 2 lbs prebaked russet potatoes-cool then thinly slice leave skins on. Place in baking dish , sprinkle with black pepper.
In a skillet make a rue- 1/4 cup butter melt stir in 1/4 flour brown then add 2 cups milk. Cook till thick, pour over potatoes and ham. Can add minced garlic and onions, Cover with grated cheese bake at 350 for 1 hour...Absolutely wonderful on a cold winter nite!
   
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   Taco Bake Minimize  
In a oven ready skillet saute 1/2 med sweet onion, 1 cup chopped aneheim onion in olive oil. Brown 1 lb ground beef...Add 2 tsp or more chile powder and minced garlic. Add 1 can chili beans with sauce...spice it up if you wish with diced jalepenos..we do!
In a bowl make cornbread either from scratch or from a box, spread over top of skillet goodies. Bake at 400 till corn bread is done....Super fun on a winter day after playing in the snow....
     
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