May 242012
 

Got tons of veggies from your garden or the farm?  Freeze them for soups, baking and stews later!

**Freezing will change the texture so it’s best to eat them fresh if you want a firm veggie.

Step 1
Preheat a big pot with a steamer basket.

Step 2
Wash and dry your produce well.

Step 3
Chop it into bite size pieces.

Step 4
Steam the produce for three minutes and then pour it into an ice water bath to stop the cooking then DRY well.

Step 5
Freeze the produce on trays lined with parchment paper.  This will make it so they don’t freeze into a giant block if you only need to cook with a small amount.

Step 6
Remove veggie from freezer and place into FREEZER SAFE zip top bags labeled with the date and what type of veggie it is.

Try to use your veggies within a month so they don’t get freezer burn.  A little extra time won’t kill them though so don’t stress.

May 092012
 
Don’t miss out on the giveaway – there is still time!  On May 12th I will be giving away some of my favorite things – a 3 pack of Justin’s Chocolate Almond Nut Butter, Red Star Nutritional Yeast, Bag of Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats and a Coconut Water.    

Today I did a super informal mini lunch-n-learn for a small CSA group I set up at my company.  I went over how to store, clean and prep some of the veggies they might get from their farm share with KYV Farm.

We had a great time!  Thanks so much to the group that attended!

So let’s talk about peas…..

for English peas, or any nice fresh peas you just don’t feel like shelling, I’ve got your solution!  Simply steam them, season and then suck the peas right out of the shell.  Easy peasy! 

Steamed Edamame Style English Peas
Serves 4, Serving size – about 1 cup
Vegan, Gluten Free



Ingredients
 
4 cups fresh English Peas – in Pods
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp coarse sea salt


Directions


1. Steam English peas 10 to 15 minutes or until just softened to your taste. Try them at 10 minutes and if they still seem too hard to you, try them again in 2 minutes.


2. Top with olive oil and sea salt.


3. Mix and serve.


 Sorry all, nutrition info not available