Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cantaloupe Salad in the Rind

This dish was one of those perfect food moments. It'd be perfect without the piggy too. You can't beat the combination of sweet, spicy, floral and lime

Cantaloupe, fresh from the farm
Purple Basil
Red Pepper flakes
Lime zest and juice
Feta Cheese
Thinly cut Jamon Serrano
Ojai Mandarine Olive oil
Balsamic reduction drizzle
Salt and Pepper to taste

How to create perfection in a shell

Use a melon baller and carefully carve out the melon without damaging the rind. Scrape the remaining melon and save the shell of the rind for the last steps. Combine the melon balls in a large bowl with the thinly diced purple basil, red pepper flakes- until desired heat, lime zest and juice of the lime, mandarine olive oil, couple pinches of salt and pepper. Mix well until combined.  Add feta, mix lightly. Fill cantaloupe salad into shells, add jamon serrano and drizzle of balsamic reduction. Garnish with more basil.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Haul

Week 12 of Summer Season
Rio Gozo Farm CSA
July 15th - July 18th

Torpedo Onions

Basil, Lemon Verbena, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce (Earthtrine Farm), Sorrel

Flowers and Fruits
Bell Pepper, Cucumber- 3 kinds (Lemon, Armenian, Persian), Eggplant, Grapefruit, Melon, Chili Peppers, Stonefruit, Tangerines, Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Zucchini and Summer squash, Zinnia Bouquets

Coming Soon
More Melons and Heirloom Tomatoes

Coffee may be special ordered

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There is plenty of gozo at Rio Gozo Farm. That is JOY in Spanish and joy is one of the most dependable products we have. Gozo is commonly found in gardens and farms. Once you get a little gozo up and going it is very tolerant of most pests, withstands dry periods, and grows with a modicum of fertilizer. After gozo becomes a staple of one's diet, it goes with about anything. Actually folks crave it so much it is a wonder everyone does not have a patch of it growing close at hand. Grab up some gozo and get with the flow.