Black Garlic and Chives Dip

black garlic dip

A few years ago I made my first black garlic recipe as a filling for lunchbox peppers and a topping for toast–and I was hooked! Then I tried adding black garlic to burgers, and since then I’ve used it regularly in my meatloaf as well.  This Black Garlic & Chives Dip is another delicious (and…

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Italian Lentil Soup

Italian lentil stew bright

This Italian Lentil Soup is so flavorful you can literally eat it for any meal: breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner! What makes this soup so good (and good for you)? Years ago, when Dan was in graduate school at Taylor University, our friends the Cramers introduced us to red lentils, particularly in the dish Easy…

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Summer Soup

summer soup

For our Summer Soup, we wanted a soup that was light yet filling, and, of course, full of flavor! We also wanted a soup that featured local, grass-fed beef, the same beef we carry in our farm stand. So we start with the meatballs, which are bite-size and simple: grass-fed ground beef, our black garlic, pasture-raised…

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Black Garlic Burgers

black garlic burger plated

As a kid, I didn’t know you could buy hamburger patties. I thought all burgers were made like my mom’s: by hand mixing ground beef, oats, eggs, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Later in life, after I started paying attention to such things as the grilling of burgers at social events, I realized…

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Black Garlic and Cream Cheese Stuffed Lunchbox Peppers

Yesterday afternoon, Dan presented me with a delightful gift: a bulb from our first round of this season’s black garlic.  I got right to work: Cream cheese on the counter to soften? Check. Black garlic removed from each individual clove? Check.  Salt shaker handy? Check. While waiting for the cream cheese to come to room…

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Brown Rice Bowls with Roasted Fall Vegetables

This week farm member Sarah Hamstra shares a recipe that includes three delicious items from your share: radishes with their greens, carrots, and Brussels sprouts.  Thank you, Sarah! One of the veggies featured in this recipe is Brussels sprouts, and the timing couldn’t be better.  Brussels sprouts sweeten after exposure to frost, which we experienced…

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