Month: July 2012

Grilled New Potatoes with Dry and Fresh Sage

Grilled New Potatoes with Dry and Fresh Sage

with thanks to Mastering the Grill by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim Ingredients 2 lb new potatoes 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons dried sage 10-20 leaves fresh sage olive oil to coat, about 1/4 cup salt and pepper Quarter your potatoes, or if they’re […]

Zucchini-Nut Bread

Zucchini-Nut Bread

With thanks again to Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons cold butter, plus some for your pan (leave it in the fridge till you need it) 2 cups flour (whole wheat works great) 1 cup raw sugar, or regular sugar if […]

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

This is a refreshing side dish or garnish for your hot summery meals. Ingredients: 2 small-medium cucumbers 3 cups plain yogurt – greek works great 2 cloves garlic, or less if you’re not a fan 2-3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves squeeze of lemon juice, about […]

Grilled Marinated Summer Squash and Zucchini

Grilled Marinated Summer Squash and Zucchini

Here at Waldingfield, we’re excited to have a range of heirloom varieties of summer squash and zucchini: Patty Pans (the flying saucers), Floridor (the small yellow softballs), and the crooknecks – Zephyr and Lady Godiva. All of these can be eaten entirely, skin and all. […]

Pimm’s Cup

Pimm’s Cup

One of the best summer drinks out there is a Pimm’s Cup, which we get from the Brits. Of course, the fact that it features cucumbers makes it all the better. Ingredients: Pimm’s No. 1 (a gin-based liqueur) Club soda Lemons Cucumber, sliced into thin […]

Southern Collard Greens

Southern Collard Greens

Another member of the leafy greens contingent, collard greens are in the same broccoli family as kale and have much of the same nutritional value. But these greens have attitude – they stand up to a hefty cooking effort and pack a bitter punch. Here’s […]

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Separate the leaves of a bunch of kale from the stems. Cut leaves into chips approximately an inch and a half on each side (but don’t worry if they’re varied). Drizzle enough olive oil over the kale to get […]

Kale Caesar

Kale Caesar

For dressing: combine one small tin anchovies (8-10 pieces), one clove of garlic, two tablespoons of dijon mustard, and the juice of one lemon. Once combined, slowly add olive oil and keep blending until it makes a creamy dressing texture. Mix in a quarter cup […]

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Roughly chop a bunch of kale, including the stems. Put in a food processor along with two cloves of garlic (or more or less depending on your garlic taste), three quarters of a cup of toasted walnuts or pine nuts, and three quarters of a […]

The Summer Drought Continues…

The Summer Drought Continues…

It is hard to imagine the damage that such intense heat can cause nationwide but what is happening now across our land is nothing short of devastating.   Record temperatures, and then some freakish heavy rain which brings flooding (Texas) are certainly cause for concern, […]