Category Archives: Recipes

Kale Stirfry

One of the great things about kale is how versatile it is. We make crispy kale chips, put it in soups, use it steamed as a side dish or a bed to serve stuff on top of, or, in this … Continue reading

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Beet risotto

Bright red and redolent of earthy fall beetiness, this risotto makes great use of the beautiful beefy beets that are coming from the ground right now, and it’s warm, rich and filling; just the thing for cooler, darker nights. And … Continue reading

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Rainbow Chard Tart

The Swiss chard coming off the farm right now is just stunning. I made a lovely chard and goat cheese ravioli the other day (sadly, I took no pictures), and this beaut of a chard tart. You can use, of … Continue reading

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Tomatillos

Tomatillos are coming up right now, and they love the heat, so this is their year. The classic thing to do with tomatillos is make Salsa Verde, which is delicious, easy and fun to cook. You assemble a ratio of, … Continue reading

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Oeufs en pattypan cocotte with outrageous beet carpaccio

Outrageous? Well, yes. Outrageous for several reasons. First, I have frequently felt outraged, for no good reason, at restaurants that call anything sliced thinly “carpaccio”. You know; carpaccio of canteloupe, watermelon carpaccio, etcetera etcetera. But when I sliced these beets, … Continue reading

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Pattypan/sage sidedish

The farm is starting to poop out some terrific squash. First one we got was a sweet little pattypan that inspired Kyla to remember a side dish thrown together by my brother-in law last summer. I shamelessly rip it off … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

So, kale is all the rage these days, and so are kale chips. Here’s a spin on the basic. Don’t plan to keep these around – they won’t last! At the Backyard Farms, we’re growing laccinato kale, or dinosaur kale, … Continue reading

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Kyla’s Roman Arugula Pizza

Ky brought home a great batch of arugula from the farm, and we had some Niagara prosciutto that was a little too salty. The solution? Kyla’s Roman pizza. Now, I like making pizza, but with me it’s always a big … Continue reading

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More Scapes

Scapes are only around for the blink of an eye, so you’ve gotta pounce on ’em while they’re here. I put some scape bullets into burgers. You know, the way you might use onions in a burger. You don’t want … Continue reading

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Tharani’s Cilantro Chutney / Dip

Here is a delicious recipe from Tharani – one of my lovely customers who usually buys three big bunches of cilantro – each week! – along with whatever garlic item there may be (scapes, scallions, bulbs)  also in bunches of … Continue reading

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