Friday, March 08, 2013

The Pastures of Rose Creek: This Week's Harvest




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From: Pastures Rose Creek pastures1051@gmail.com
Date: 03/08/2013 11:04 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: The Pastures of Rose Creek: This Week's Harvest


Hello again!  Just sending out a reminder that this week, in addition to the produce stand, we will also have the KILN UNLOADING!!....Come and check out the beautiful pottery this wood-fired kiln has produced!  Fresh out of the oven... and still warm to the touch - can't get it more exciting and genuine than this!

The Produce Stand will be operating under it's normal hours...9am - 1 pm on Rose Creek Drive...just a hop skip and a jump away from the kiln. 

The Unloading will be at 1941 Colham Ferry Road from 12 pm-1pm...just past Rose Creek Drive...look for the fixer upper and the red scarf tied to the mail box.  Kiln is out back behind the sheds.

This week's harvest includes (but is not limited to)...

farm fresh eggs
pecans
arugula
mixed greens (still a little light on these guys)
escarole
icicle radishes
beets (down to the last of 'em)

And because we have oh so many greens to kick start the growing season (and a good way to put those pecans to use too!), try this delicious (and our favorite) BLUEBERRY BLUE SALAD WITH HONEY MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE......yummm..

Now, (funny story)  I learned the salad dressing recipe from Will's sister Francie - sans the honey.  And I have been making this yummy dressing for about 6 months.  Just last week I cooked my brother a delicious birthday mushroom risotto dinner (also a dish I learned from Francie) accompanied with a lovely garden fresh salad...and that's when it hit me - I had this novel...absolutely brilliant idea - put HONEY in the dressing to give it a little extra sweetness.  Wow.  I thought I was a genius on my way to some sort of esteemed culinary award.  As I was stirring the risotto I was instructing my brother's fiancee on how to make the salad dressing and told her my amazing, never-been-done-before idea....She gave me a quizzical look and said - "Yeah, Dana, I think they call that honey mustard."  Ohhhhh.....

So, it may not be the most original recipe (haha), but probably for a good reason...it's delicious...

Salad dressing:

1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp spicy brown mustard
1/2 - 1 tsp honey

Mix ingredients.  While mixing add ~ 1/2 - 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (we use the white balsamic from trader joe's) and then add, still mixing, 1/2 tsp olive oil

Salad Ingredients:

1 bag of your favorite greens (we have been doing a mixture of escarole and arugula....heavenly!)
handful of Blue Cheese - crumbled  (or try goat cheese, feta, whatever you like!)
handful of blueberries (also good with peaches)
handful of chopped pecans

Toss dressing and salad together - enjoy!

We hope to see you all tomorrow!  And pre-orders on eggs and produce are welcome!

For the love of community and all things farming,

Your local farmers,

Will, John & Dana

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The Pastures of Rose Creek, LLC
1051 Rose Creek Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706.254.9391
575.613.2029
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