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Balsamic Onion and Thyme Carrots

It’s back to school and weeknights are getting busy.  Try this quick, easy and healthy dish to get dinner on the table in a flash.  Goes well with meat, poultry and seafood. Shop Marvalhas, Wildtree and Tastefully Simple for your oils and vinegars.

Ingredients:

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oi
  • l 2 cups sliced yellow onion
  • Dash of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 14 ounces carrots, cut into 1 1/2-in. pieces
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add onion and baking soda; cook 10 minutes
  2. Add water and carrots to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, 6 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, uncovered, 4 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  3. Add vinegar, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

Pan Roasted Pork with Baby Vegetable Salad

Tender baby vegetables and herbs from our farm stand vendors make this a photo-worthy summer dinner. We love the variety of colors in the salad, but you could choose just 2 or 3 vegetables.  Shop Pastured Perfect and Farmer Nicks for your tenderloin, The Cheese People for your pecorino, Marvalhas for the oil and Nonie’s Bees for the honey.  Don’t forget the wine from Glunz!

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 Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  •  1 (1-lb.) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  •  1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  •  1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  •  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon honey
  •  1/3 cup frozen green peas, thawed 1 cup
  •  (1/8-in.-thick) strips zucchini (about 5 oz.)
  •  1 cup (1/8-in.-thick) strips yellow squash (about 3 oz.)
  •  1 cup (1/8-in.-thick) strips small carrots (about 2 oz.)
  •  1 cup thinly sliced radishes (about 2 oz.)
  •  2 tablespoons shaved pecorino Romano cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika, and 3/8 teaspoon pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pan in oven; bake at 500°F for 8 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 145°F. Place pork on cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into medallions; drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, tarragon, dill, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl. Add peas, zucchini, squash, carrots, and radishes; toss. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with pork.

 

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light May 2017

Halloween Roasted Veggies

With sweet potato jack-o-lanterns, beetroot witch’s hats, and spooky potato ghosts, these Halloween Roasted Veggies are a healthy Halloween dinner recipe!  Shop Geneva Lakes for a great selection of vegetables.  Wildtree has your Balsamic vinegar and Pastured Perfect has your honey.  Happy Halloween!

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Ingredients

  •  2 large sweet potatoes
  •  2 large white potatoes
  •  4 carrots peeled
  •  3 red beets large, medium
  •  2 Tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  •  Pinch of salt and pepper
  •  2 Tbsp rosemary
  •  ½ bulb garlic cloves separated with skin still on
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 5 mL
  • 1 tsp honey 5 mL, or maple syrup for vegan option

Instructions:

1.   Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut sweet potatoes and white potatoes in half, width-wise, then drop into the boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Drop whole beets and carrots into the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.

2.   While beets and carrots cook, cut the potatoes into ½ inch thick (1 cm) slabs. With a small paring knife or with a pumpkin cookie cutter, cut Jack-o-lantern shapes into the sweet potatoes. Do the same for the white potatoes, cutting them into ghost shapes (I used a straw to cut out the eyes!)

3.   Remove beets from water and cut them into ½ inch thick slabs, then cut out witch's hat shapes. We'll call the carrots witch's fingers and just leave them be.

4.   Set veggies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary leaves, and toss around to evenly coat. Crush garlic cloves with the flat part of your knife and scatter around the pan.

5.   Bake at 400 degrees F (204 C) for 1 hour, flipping the vegetables halfway through. When you have 10 minutes left, drizzle balsamic over the beets and honey over the carrots, then return to the oven.

Recipe courtesy of amandascookin.com

Roast Pork Loin with Apples

What a fall delight made with fixings from our Farmers Market vendors. This juicy pork loin goes beautifully with sweet roasted apples and aromatic vegetables and herbs.  Don’t forget to ask Peter for his pick of wine from our Gold Sponsor Glunz Family Winery & Cellars.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (2-pound) boneless center cut pork loin, trimmed and tied
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thickly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, thickly, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 2 apples, such as Cortland or Rome peeled, cored and cut into 8 slices
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Season the pork loin all over generously with salt and pepper. Sear the meat until golden brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the meat to a plate and set it aside.
  3. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, herb sprigs, and 2 tablespoons of the butter to the skillet. Stir until the vegetables are browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in the sliced apples, then push the mixture to the sides and set the pork loin in the middle of the skillet along with any collected juices on the plate. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the loin until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 140 to 150 degrees F, about 30 to 35 minutes. (See Cook's Note.)
  4. Transfer the pork a cutting board and cover it loosely with foil while you make the sauce. Arrange the apples and vegetables on a serving platter and set aside. Remove and discard the herb sprigs. Return the skillet to a high heat and add the vinegar scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to loosen up any browned bits. Reduce by half then add the cider and reduce by about half again. Pull the skillet from the heat and whisk in the mustard, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cold butter. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Remove the strings from the roast and slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces and arrange over the apple mixture. Drizzle some sauce over meat and serve the rest on the side.
  6. Cook's Note: Pork cooked this way will be slightly pink. If desired, cook the pork to 160 degrees F, but be aware that this lean cut will not be as moist at the higher temperature.

Recipe Courtesy of the Food Network Kitchen 

Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

For a fresh spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner, try this quick braise featuring asparagus, new potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a couple of chicken thighs for flavor.  You won‘t be disappointed.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
4 small carrots with tops, trimmed and diagonally cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups mushrooms, halved (12 oz.)
1 large onion cut in thin wedges
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1-1/2-inch pieces
2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon

Directions:

1. In an extra-large nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Evenly layer the potatoes and carrots in skillet. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, until potatoes are golden, turning once. Add mushrooms and onions. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring often. Add garlic and asparagus; cook 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to bowl; set aside.

2. In same skillet heat remaining oil. Sprinkle chicken with half the salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in hot oil about 3 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minute or until no pink remains. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in cooked vegetables; heat through. Stir in snipped tarragon and remaining salt and pepper.

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Recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

For a fresh spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner, try this quick braise featuring asparagus, new potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a couple of chicken thighs for flavor. Asparagus is fresh picked and ready for you at the market. See what Geneva Lakes and River Valley Ranch have to offer. You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 4 small carrots with tops, trimmed and diagonally cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups mushrooms, halved (12 oz.)
  • 1 large onion cut in thin wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into strips
  • ½ teaspoon salt; ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon

Directions:

1. In an extra-large nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Evenly layer the potatoes and carrots in skillet. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, until potatoes are golden, turning once. Add mushrooms and onions. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring often. Add garlic and asparagus; cook 3 minutes. Transfer vegetables to bowl; set aside.

2. In same skillet heat remaining oil. Sprinkle chicken with half the salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in hot oil about 3 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minute or until no pink remains. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in cooked vegetables; heat through. Stir in snipped tarragon and remaining salt and pepper.

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Recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens