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Cooking with Chef Mead Series | Cooking with “Winter” Squash from Farmhouse

Farmhouse Roasted Winter Squash Soup INGREDIENTS: 3 winter squash, your choice (butternut, acorn, kabocha, etc) 3 carrots, diced 3 parsnips, diced 1 onion, diced Olive oil/butter 1 bunch fresh thyme ½ cup honey ½ cup brown sugar Salt/pepper PROCEDURE: • Cut squash into quarters. Drizzle each piece with olive oil, brown sugar, honey, thyme, salt [...]

The People’s Choice | Top Tomato Selections from Tomato Tasting 2016

2016 was the beginning of even bigger and better Tomato Tastings than ever before. Most important is that Steve Goto, the king of tomatoes here on the west coast, has now joined the Roger’s Gardens staff. Steve has always been the engine that drove these tastings, but now that he is a permanent [...]

4 Easy Steps to Canning Tomatoes from your Garden

You have so many tomatoes and you can’t eat them so what can you do with them? Well, you can can them. I have canned up all kinds, cherry, yellow, multi-colored as well as just plain old red tomatoes.  It’s so great to have (almost) fresh tomatoes when they are not available in the garden. [...]

Asian Melon Salad Recipe

Summer is here! Add this refreshing melon salad for a side at your next BBQ or eat as a simple snack. When making this recipe add equal parts, dress, and mix together. Ingredients: Melons (Cantaloupe and Honey Dew, cubed work well) Sun Gold Tomatoes, halved Cilantro, chopped Mint, chopped Wild Arugula Shallots or Fried Shallot Rinds (Optional) Dressing: [...]

Summer Cooking with Tomatoes & Peppers

HEIRLOOM CHERRY TOMATO “COMPOTE” & CEVICHE ROAST PEPPER RELISH & PICKLING LIQUID Heirloom Cherry Tomato “Compote” Ingredients: Extra virgin Olive Oil – 2 TBS Red Onion minced — 1 cup Garlic minced — 2 cloves Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes — 3 pints Rosemary — 1 sprig Thyme — 1 sprig Salt & Fresh Pepper to taste [...]

Romesco & Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette I shallot, cut minced 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 cup olive oil Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Romesco Sauce 1 large tomato, no core 2 Tbs hazelnuts, toasted with skin removed I ancho chile 2 Tbs, blanched almonds 1 slice firm white bread 2 large cloves garlic, sliced Pinch of [...]

Cooking with Farmer’s Market Vegetables

My trip to the farmer’s market yielded these dishes – simple, flavorful and versatile… Ingredients: 2 ears of Sweet Corn — Shucked, cleaned and grilled, when cooled cut the kernels off of the cob 10 small Summer Squashes — Baby if possible, 5 green and 5 yellow cut on bias, tossed in herb oil mixture [...]

Small Plates from Farmhouse

Small plates in restaurants are everywhere. They started as tapas in Spain or dim sum in China, even the courses of fish in a sushi bar. They are fun ways to eat with a great variety. A chance to taste lots of different foods and if you’re not that hungry, a nice option to a [...]

Roger’s Recommends Top 12 Peppers for 2016

If you loved our tomato selection, then you’ll love our pepper selection.  This year’s Top 12 Peppers include the favorite Jalapeños, Anaheim and Sweet bell peppers. We also have a variety of hot, real hot and nuclear hot varieties, including the top 5 hottest peppers in the world. […]

2016-03-03T15:45:18-08:00By |Food, Gardening|0 Comments