Posts Tagged ‘dill’

CSA Wednesday

October 11, 2012

We got our CSA selection today. Once again, it is very green. Our assortment contains 3 ears of corn, spinach, dill, red mustard greens, cilantro, taitsoi, and mizuna.

It will be a  challenge to use all of the greens before they wilt. I mean, how many types of dark leafy greens can one eat at a single sitting? Is there soup in my future once again?

Stay tuned for this week’s adventures in farm fresh produce.

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Weird and Wonderful!

September 11, 2012

A friend brought these over, freshly harvested from their backyard garden. From a distance, I thought they were lemons. Closer up, they resembled heirloom tomatoes.

I would have never guessed that they were actually cucumbers!
This particular variety is called a lemon cucumber, and is named for its appearance, not it’s flavor, which is sweeter than the average cucumber.

I can’t wait to try them in a simple cucumber salad with a dash of olive oil, salt, pepper and some rice wine vinegar! Perhaps a little radish and dill for added flavor? Mmmm!

Unrecipe of the Week: Skinny Dipping

February 3, 2012

Looking for a creamy dip that isn’t a fat bomb? Craving something that’s super easy to make, and doesn’t use a preservative, MSG and sodium packed mix?
Try this easy  and low calorie option where 0% Greek yogurt replaces sour cream, and fresh herbs add the kick you’re looking for.

It’s great with crudités as an alternative Super Bowl snack, but I ‘m having a dollop of this on my salmon tonight!

Before you touch that onion or ranch dip this weekend, try this Skinny Dip. It tastes so much better with a fraction of the calories!

Yogurt Dill Dip

2 cups 0% Greek yogurt

juice of ½ a lemon

a handful of finely chopped dill

one finely diced clove of garlic

 salt and pepper to taste. Mix it up and enjoy!

Get creative: In addition to the  fresh dill, try some parsley, chives or cilantro to shake it up!

photo: Glasshouse Images


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