Only Good Chives

Spring has sprung and this weeks seasonal eating focus is chives. Chives are packed with Vitamin K, which experts have said is a critical component in bone density. In addition, chives contain both choline and folate which may be found linked to improving memory functions. If you are starting to plant your garden, consider planting… Read More »

Green Goddess Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 cup sour cream 1⁄4 cup snipped fresh chives or 1⁄4 cup minced scallion 1⁄4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 3 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry and minced salt & freshly ground black pepper Directions: Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl… Read More »

Chive Pesto

Ingredients for 1 1/2 cups of sauce: From your garden: 4 cups (or more) chopped fresh “common” (not “garlic”) chives From your kitchen: 2 oz. slivered almonds or walnuts 1 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped 1/4 cup (or more) olive oil Toss the chives, almonds, cheese, and garlic into the work… Read More »

Honey Mustard Spring Turnips

This recipe calls for tender spring turnips (not the hard purple and white storage turnips available in winter). A quick, high-temperature sauté yields buttery, silky turnips with the spicy-sweet balance of mustard and honey. 2 bunches of medium-size turnips, cut into matchsticks (about 6 cups’ worth) 2 tablespoons butter Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons Dijon… Read More »

Chive Butter Pats

Many thanks to CSA Member Beverly Hanson who wrote this week to share a recipe using the chives in the shares and maybe the chives that are coming back in your garden from previous years. Wilson’s Easy-Flex 24 Cavity Bite-size Square Mold. Whip a pound of softened butter using the wire whip beater add about… Read More »

Chive Blossom Dressing

3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chives, finely snipped 1 garlic clove, smashed 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1⁄8 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper, fresh ground 3 -4 chive blossoms, pulled apart In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients except chive blossoms. Sprinkle chive blossom… Read More »

Egg, Cheese and Chive Tartlet

Flour, for dusting 1 (17-ounce) package frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed overnight in the refrigerator 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped chives 12 thin slices pancetta or bacon (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 large eggs Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black… Read More »

Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

In an effort to use ingredients that are available in the farm market, Kate prepared this recipe that incorporated vegetables from the share along with a package of Griggstown Sausage that is for sale in the Farm Market. The recipe has been prepared a few times and has also incorporated parsnips 1 bunch asparagus Cut… Read More »

Chive-Walnut-Cheddar Pesto

This is the first “member shared” recipe this season.  It was sent to me from CSA member Vivienne West. (Adapted from Yankee Magazine) 1 cup fresh chives, roughly chopped 1/3 cup walnut pieces Salt, freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup grated cheddar Using a food processor, pulse the chives and walnuts until… Read More »

Sweet Potato Latke with Lime Crème Fraiche

For lime crème fraiche: 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. finely grated lime zest 1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped 1 cup crème fraiche For latkes: 2 pounds sweet potatoes 1 large Spanish onion, very finely chopped Kosher salt Pinch of ancho chili powder Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon 3 eggs, beaten 1… Read More »

Spinach, Ham, and Gruyere Frittata

2 large egg whites 6 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup 1% milk 3 cups spinach 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1 ounce prosciutto, crisped and crumbled 1/4 cup caramelized onions 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 2 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese Preheat broiler to high.… Read More »

Tomato-Vegetable Juice

Makes: 2 servings Serving Size: about 8 ounces each Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Nutrition Profile Diabetes appropriate | Low carbohydrate | Ingredients: 1 cup chopped hearts of romaine or the lettuce or green in your shares 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives from your garden 2 large tomatoes,  cut into wedges 1/4… Read More »