What a wonderful week this has been! We have been enjoying time at the Delaware County Fair with the kids showing beef cattle, hogs, sheep, and chickens. Lots of ribbons have been won. Our kids are tired but happy! Back at the farm produce has beeen harvested and packed into red CSA bags. 1/2 shares are receiving kale, sweet peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, yellow summer squash, zucchini, peaches, purslane, cucumbers, garlic, peppers. Full shares are also receiving eggplants, herbs, beets.
One of the first cookbooks I ever purchased, NHGC Member’s Cookbook, contains my absolute favorite summer squash recipe of all time! All my cousins in NC! I used to cook it for them all the time. They now have the recipe and have to cook it themselves since I moved back to NY. I often combine both yellow and zucchini squash for a twist on an old favorite.
1lb. Yellow squash, cut up
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. Salt
1 heaping T. Sour Cream
1 can French friend onion rings, divided
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 roll crackers, crushed
1/2 stick butter, melted
Cook the squash and the onion in a small amount of water in a sauce pan on stove top until tender. Drain and mash well. Add salt, 1/2 stick melted butter, sour cream, egg, 1/2 cup French fried onion rings, and cheddar to the squash mixture. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and top with 1/2 can onion rings, cracker crumbs and 1/2 stick melted butter. Put in the oven and cook until browned.
Full shares received beets this week. The most common way that beets are cooked in my house it to roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I usually drizzle them with olive oil and sometimes basaltmic vinegar. I also roast a few cloves of garlic and sprinkle everything with salt and pepper.
The fresh greens are full of nutrients! Super yummy, especially as a side to a fresh ham slice from the farm :)
Peaches were included in all CSA’s this week. I used to make Peach Cobbler to enjoy with my husband’s grandfather back in the day. He was always so kind to me when I shared my cooking with him! I still make it but unfortunately, I have to enjoy it by myself these days.
We are so excited to finish our summer CSA with you all next week! We have an exciting surprise for you!
From our farm to your table,
Catskill Cattle Company