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August 11: Join us for a farm walk and potluck!

July 31, 2018

You're invited! Saturday, August 11

Join us for a field walk and potluck at Moondog's Farm! We are looking forward to strolling the fields and kicking back to eat with our community. We farm because we want to eat food with you! 

When: Gather at 5:00, Field walk at 5:15, Potluck at 6:30

Where: 39141 Hileman Rd., Marcola, OR

Bring: hat, water, beverages, blanket or chair, potluck dish (optional) with serving utensil

 

We plan to harvest a big salad to share with everybody, and whatever's good in the field.

 

Building pesto with complex flavor

We have a variety of herbs in the field currently that all lend unique flavors to your pasta, salad, fish dish. This week, I wanted a chunky sauce with hazelnuts and tons of herbal seasoning. My standard pesto recipe has always included reems of basil with garlic, chili, chopped nuts, swimming in olive oil.

 

These days, basil alone is boring to me. I'm particularly delighted by the addition of parsley and leaf celery, who's bitterness becomes charming as a blend. Garlic added bite and filberts gave it body.

Sometimes I throw everything I can find in the produce drawer in the roasting pan. For this meal, we had roasted kohlrabi, beets, and the carrots (variety 'merlot') with garlic.  It was a sweet and savory and juicy side for a delicious pasta plate. Do not forget to add cheese and chunky salt. 

 

 

 

 Try ​lots of herbs! Throw savory in your braised meat or brew yourself a cup of fresh tulsi tea. Enjoy!

​Oka Hajiki (pictured in the top left) is a crunchy delicious topper for rice dishes or sushi. Tulsi (bottom left) makes a delightful and medicinal tea, brewed fresh or dried. 

 

 

Don't forget: place your order by Wednesday at Midnight!

 

 

What did you have for dinner this week? Share with other farm members in Moondog's Recipe Share on Facebook.

 

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With love, Shelley

 

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