Recipes

South Asian Salad Rolls

This is fun recipe for a party or family dinner.  People can make their own rolls, adding whichever ingredients they like.   Crumble 12 oz. of firm tofu and marinate with 1 t. sesame oil and 1 T. soy sauce. … Continue reading

Sweet Potato-Kale-Quinoa Fritters

I took this recipe straight from “Yesmoreplease.com“.  You can also make these into larger patties and serve them as “burgers”.  They could also be made in a vegan version using an egg substitute.e Cook 1 C. of quinoa according to … Continue reading

Asparagus and Green Garlic with Eggs and Polenta

I know it sounds like a shopping list rather than a recipe, but here it is, a simple but elegant way to work asparagus into your next breakfast or brunch.  It makes a healthy filling dinner too. Cook 1/2 C. … Continue reading

Ghanian Spinach Stew

Another cooked greens recipe this week comes straight out of the New York Times.  This is a very unique dish from African that turns leafy greens into a filling stew.  You can use a combination of spinach, kale and/or collards. … Continue reading

Tuscan Greens ‘n Beans

Recipe:  Tuscan Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans This is a quick and simple way to turn greens into a filling yet healthy meal. You can cook your own beans or buy canned. Soak 1 C. cannellini or other white bean … Continue reading

Carrot & Spring Onion Bhajis

These little fried Indian dumplings are made with chickpea (gram) flour instead of wheat — gluten free and a good source of protein. Grate 3 large or 4 smaller carrots and sprinkle generously with salt.  Place in a colander and … Continue reading

Terra Firma Sushi Rolls

Vegetarian Sushi almost always uses the same vegetables:  cucumbers, avocado and sometimes carrots.  Why not lightly cooked beets?  They are pretty and tasty, and the combination with ginger and horseradish harkens back to Eastern European cooking where they have played … Continue reading

Roasted Romanesco with Curry Sauce

Roasted Romanesco with Curry Sauce Broccoli can be hard to cook in a curry without ending up over- or undercooked.  This recipe cooks the vegetable separately, then combines with a curry sauce. Separate 1 lb. of Romanesco broccoli or regular … Continue reading

Butternut Enchiladas

This recipe skips the rolling and just layers butternut slices and corn tortillas.  The kale is optional.  The best way to peel a butternut squash is with a right-angle vegetable peeler.  You can adjust the ratio of hot to milder … Continue reading

Savoy Cabbage-Lentil Salad with Walnuts

This is a hearty winter salad that you can make a meal out of if you like. The soft lentils contrast nicely with the crunchy vegetables. Rinse 1/2 C. of french lentils then cook in salted water until they are … Continue reading

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Electric Cars and Water Conservation

If you are one of many of people who own an electric vehicle, or hope to one day soon, you may have heard that Tesla and other electric car owners can now sign up for a special program where PG&E … Continue reading

A Busy “Winter” at Terra Firma

We have been busier at the farm this winter than I ever remember us being. So busy, actually, that it feels like mid-spring.  In many ways, it has been a Goldilocks phenomenon for us at Terra Firma.  We received just … Continue reading

Bloomtime in the Valley

It’s bloom time in Winters.  We have perilously few crops to harvest right now, but we sure do have lots of flowers.  From our pea field to the strawberry patch, from the cherry orchard to the citrus groves — just … Continue reading