Recipes

Peach Creme Brulee with Figs

 Grilled Peaches and Figs brushed with honey and served with fresh cream are a really easy and delicious summer treat.  But if you are looking for a little more challenging and unique dessert try this.  The figs are cooked into the … Continue reading

Basil Chimichurri Salad

 Chimichurri sauce is often made with parsley and/or cilantro, but it can also be made with basil.  This is a salad of raw and cooked veggies that uses it as dressing. Remove the leaves from 1 bunch of Basil, then … Continue reading

Panzanella

 The traditional Italian fresh tomato salad made with toasted day-old bread.  Salting the tomatoes brings out their juices and the bread soaks it up without getting soggy. Cut 2 large or 3 smaller tomatoes into large dice.  Place in a bowl … Continue reading

Apricot-Basil Stir-fry

  Make your own spice pasteat home using summer fruit.  Add tofu or other protein supplement for a more filling meal. Remove the pits from 3 apricots and chop.  Remove the leaves from 1 bunch of basil, wash and dry. Place … Continue reading

Summer Fruit- Ricotta Tart

 This is a tart that you bake ahead of time and then serve topped with fresh fruit. In a medium-sized Pyrex or other ovenproof bowl, combine 3 oz. butter, 1 T. vegetable oil, 3 T. water, 1 T. sugar, and … Continue reading

Summer Salad with Tomato “Chutney

Summer Salad with Tomato “Chutney”  I fully understand that most of you are just going to eat your first tomatoes, corn and green beans in a simple manner to enjoy them.  But for those who feel like trying something new, … Continue reading

New Potatoes with Garlic Rosemary Pesto

  In this recipe the tender potatoes are boiled and combined with crispy raw summer squash and a makeshift pesto. Bring water to a boil.  Add salt and 1 lb. new potatoes.  Boil for 10-15 minutes.  When the spuds are … Continue reading

Yakisoba with Spring Veggies

A Japanese-Style stir-fried noodle dish.  This dish is fantastic even without the classic Tonkatsu sauce, but if you’re looking for authentic Yakisoba flavor you might want to buy it.  Either way you will need worchestershire sauce, which I believe is … Continue reading

Marinated Raw Kale & Summer Squash

 You can eat this as a salad by itself, toss with lettuce to make a bigger salad, or use it as a sandwich topping. Remove the stems from 1 bunch of kale.  Rinse the leaves, then spin them dry and … Continue reading

Sweet Potato-Summer Squash Torte

 This recipe is adapted from Smitten Kitchen. Wash 2 lbs. of sweet potatoes and cut into thin rounds, 1/8″ thick. Thinly slice 2-3 summer squash the same way.  You want about half as much squash as sweet potato. Slice 2-3 … Continue reading

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Summer Fruit in a Warmer World

Almost all vegetables are annual crops, planted for a single season that may last as long as 9 months or as short as 9 weeks.  Most are planted in successions over time, growing and then coming to a harvest that … Continue reading

The Spin Cycle of Agriculture

Crop rotation is one of the key principles of organic farming, but it is also practiced by most good farmers.  The idea, roughly speaking, is to not plant the same crop in the same field year after year. There are … Continue reading

Staying Safe in the Heat @ TFF

You may be aware that there’s a heat wave happening this 4th of July week, and some of you may be wondering and worrying how Terra Firma’s Team Members are dealing with it.  Over the last few years we have … Continue reading