April 25, 2017

A Dozen Egg Recipes You'll Love

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The humble egg is a major player in everything from breakfast scrambles to Nicoise salad, to a delicious and savory quiche. We’ve selected a dozen of our family’s favorite egg recipes to share with our members to offer a little egg inspiration in the kitchen.

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1) THE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGG

Hard-boiled eggs can be tricky. If you cook them too long, the yolk turns green. An overcooked yolk is like overcooked asparagus -- nobody wants that! If you don't cook your eggs long enough, then you get a soft-boiled egg (which is delicious, except for when you're aiming for a hard-boiled egg). Our technique results in a perfect hard-boiled egg, every time. Click here for the recipe.

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2) GREEN GARLIC SCRAMBLED EGG TOAST

Green garlic is a lot milder than garlic, so it's a perfect choice to go in scrambled eggs because the garlic flavor isn't strong. Click here for the recipe.

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3) SPICY KALE SALAD WITH MISO-MUSHROOM OMELET

This meal is quick to make, light, and yet satisfying (especially with a hunk of bread). The omelet turns it into a single-serving meal. Click here for the recipe.

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4) NICOISE SALAD

Nicoise salad is so easy to make and you can switch up the ingredients for what’s in season. This salad is great on its own, but you can add tuna or salmon and serve as dinner. Click here for the recipe.

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5) KALE AND POTATO BREAKFAST HASH

This breakfast hash is easy to make and looks so pretty, it's sure to wow any brunch guests. Click here for the recipe.

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6) CALIFORNIA RAMEN

This soul-satisfying dish is deliciously brothy, chock full of flavorful veggies and has the perfect little kick of heat from the Sriracha! The recipe may have many steps, but this labor of love is well worth the effort! Click here for the recipe.

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7) PAD THAI WITH GREEN GARLIC AND ASPARAGUS

We couldn't believe how delicious this pad thai turned out and the green garlic flavor is the star of the show. The asparagus is a fun and nutritious addition. Click here for the recipe.

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8) AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS

You won't even miss the mayo in this tasty twist on the traditional deviled egg. The creaminess of the avocado and the refreshing taste of lime make this dish unforgettable. Click here for the recipe.

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9) ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI AND POTATO SKILLET QUICHE

This easy quiche goes from your oven to the table. It’s full of healthy veggies and is perfect for a rainy day. Click here for the recipe.

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10) RADISH SALAD WITH APPLE, AVOCADO AND EGG

Not sure what to do with radishes? This salad is perfectly balanced due to the crunch of the radishes and apple, the creaminess of the avocado and the delicious dressing. Click here for the recipe.

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11) EGG BHURJI

Scrambled eggs are a classic American breakfast dish, but there are many flavor-packed versions worldwide that we also like. We both adore the bright flavors of India and this Indian take on scrambled eggs. The bold spices are addictive and are perfectly complemented by a finish of fragrant cilantro. Serve the eggs with grilled naan for a hearty breakfast. Click here for the recipe.

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12) EGG SALAD SANDWICH

This egg salad sandwich is filling and delicious. It would also be good in a lettuce wrap, if desired. Click here for the recipe.

How To Add Eggs To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. On the second page of customizations, you’ll find our egg selection. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

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March 28, 2017

Five Farm Fresh Easter Recipes

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We’ve gathered a few tasty farm fresh recipes that would be perfect to serve on Easter Sunday! From a delicious beverage, to a brunch course, and even a dessert, we’ve included some of spring’s best and brightest ingredients. Just in case you haven’t had the time to plan your Easter menu, take a look at the recipes below. They are all delicious and some of our family’s favorite.

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STRAWBERRY KIWI LEMONADE

Update your lemonade with the seasons by adding strawberry and kiwi - a match made in fruit heaven. This strawberry kiwi lemonade lets us know that spring is finally here and we couldn't be more excited! Click here for the recipe.

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AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS

After a few hours of natural Easter egg dyeing, you may find yourself on hard-boiled-egg overload. Well, don't forget to make use of those delicious little "devils". Try our updated rendition of this traditional classic. We promise, you won't even miss the mayo. The creaminess of the avocado and the refreshing taste of lime make this dish unforgettable. Click here for the recipe.

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ASPARAGUS, POTATO AND LEEK SALAD

This colorful and delicious springtime salad is a great dish to take to your next picnic, potluck or BBQ. It can be served cold or at room temp. The tangy bite of the Dijon vinaigrette dressing, crispness of the green beans and asparagus, and the buttery-rich flavor of the pecans just might get you to go back for seconds. Click here for the recipe.

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CARAMELIZED SHALLOT, CHARD AND MUSHROOM QUICHE

Sweet caramelized shallots and salty white cheddar pair perfectly with earthy Swiss chard and mushrooms in this hearty quiche recipe. The great thing about quiche is that it makes for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be enjoyed warm or cold. Don't forget that we offer a DIY quiche recipe kit in your online farmstand, which includes all the quiche essentials (organic dough, eggs, half & half, and cheddar cheese). You can add the quiche kit and some of your favorite produce items when you customize your box. Click here for the recipe.

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LEMON AND KIWI CHEESECAKE BARS

What better way to highlight the wonderful flavor of lemon than in this creamy cheesecake? The kiwi fruit is what truly takes these bars to the next level though! Click here for the recipe.

How To Add Fruits and Veggies To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood.



March 27, 2017

Wildlife Surprises

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Since I can remember, one of my favorite things about the farm has always been the wildlife. A dear childhood memory of mine is my mom waking me up with unusual cheer on her face with a surprise to show me. I followed her into the field, and we crept quietly up on a patch of bare ground, and she pointed at it. In the dirt clods, I saw nothing at first and then my eyes worked through the camouflage and there, as clear as day, were four neatly organized Killdeer eggs. It was an experience I treasure to this day.

The farm is full of treasures like this, and these gifts are the best reward for our conservation efforts. By Cache Creek, I have started to turn a pile of weeds into native plants, which builds habitat for countless new critters.

Last season, I planted a handful of grasses and flowers to see who would do well. With the swollen state of Cache Creek roaring beyond me, I was inspecting their progress after one season. The structure of the Deer Grass was amazing. The vigor of the Creeping Wild Rye unique. A memory of native bugs swarming the yellow flowers of the Gum Plant made me happy to see that she had done well, and already the Yarrow was shooting up new flowers for this season.

On my way back to the farm office, I was driving over the bridge of the canal, and I was caught off guard by a bird standing in the yard to my house – it looked like a Roadrunner – not the kind on Loony Toons, but like real Roadrunner, which I had seen before in the desert. “That’s weird, there is no way – that must be a pheasant,” I thought. I pulled my phone out and fumbled in a panic to get the camera on. I backed up and got a good look confirming the little guy wasn’t a hen pheasant and started snapping pictures as he zipped away.

I wasn’t ready to tell anyone what I had seen out of fear of being laughed out of the room. A week later, I had some local conservation professionals out to the farm to help me with my project – one of them was a wildlife biologist. “So, I think I saw a Roadrunner here – possible?” as I handed him the fuzzy picture on my phone. “Yes, they are here, not many of them, but they are here.” Awesome.