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Butternut Squash Stew

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Butternut Squash Stew

Serves 4-6 2 Tbsp. olive oil1 onion, sliced3 cloves garlic, chopped2 tsp. curry powder1 carrot, sliced1 butternut or red kuri squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into large cubes14 oz (400 g) tomatoes, choppedGenerous 2 cups (18 fl oz/500 mL) vegetable stock2 Tbsp. tomato paste (puree)1 cinnamon stick3 3/4 cups (9 oz/250 g) cremini (chestnut) mushrooms, quartered14 oz (400 g) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, choppedSalt and pepper Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and garlic, and cook over low heat, stirring...

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Butternut Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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Butternut Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Serves 4. 2 Tbsp. olive oil2 cups Red Dog butternut or red kuri squash, peeled and chopped2 large Red Dog carrots, peeled and chopped2 cups mushrooms, quartered1 bu. Red Dog red chard, stems and leaves separated, both coarsely chopped1 (1.5-inch) nub ginger, peeled and grated1 large chicken breast, cut into strips1 tsp. dried basil1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon3 Tbsp. soy sauce2 tsp. fish sauce (optional)1/2 tsp. sea salt, to taste Heat the olive oil over medium in a large wok or skillet. Add the squash and carrots and stir well. Cover and cook 4...

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Radicchio & Citrus Salad

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Radicchio & Citrus Salad

Serves 2. 2 blood oranges1/2 small shallots, finely chopped3/4 Tbsp. cranberry juice1/2 Tbsp. honey1/4 Tbsp. finely chopped peeled fresh ginger1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil1 head Red Dog pink radicchio1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves3 oz. pomegranate seeds Using a grater, remove enough zest from 1 orange to measure 1 tsp. Juice the zested orange into a small bowl (about 1/4 cup juice). Whisk in the orange zest, shallots, cranberry juice, honey, and ginger. Gradually whisk in the oil. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Using a...

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Thank You for Your Support This Year!

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Thank You for Your Support This Year!

It always surprises me every year when we make it to the end of another farming season. Where oh where does the time go?! And yet here we are, on the tail of 2021 and our last CSA share of the season. One of my favorite things about farming has become these wonderful young people I get to meet and work with. Some of them stick around the farm for just four months, and others keep coming back for six years! Eventually they all move on and do some amazing things. This year, I am saying goodbye to some very talented farmers, many of whom are...

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Maple Glazed Delicata and Brussels

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Maple Glazed Delicata and Brussels

Serves 4.1 large Red Dog delicata squash1 pound Red Dog purple brussels sprouts3 large Red Dog shallots, peeled, cut lengthwise in half or thirds2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (divided into 2 tbsp and 1 tbsp)1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon Kosher salt (plus more to taste)1/4 cup fresh pomegranate arilsCut the delicata squash in half crosswise, and then in half again lengthwise. Use a metal spoon to scrape out the seeds and strings. Cut the squash into half rounds, about 1/2-inch thick.Preheat...

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Delicata Squash with Caramelized Shallots

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Delicata Squash with Caramelized Shallots

Serves 4. 1 Red Dog delicata squash2 Tbsp. olive oil1/4 cup dry sherry (such as fino)Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 Tbs. unsalted butter1 cup thinly sliced Red Dog shallots (2 to 3 large)4 tsp. finely chopped fresh sage Heat the oven to 350°F. Trim the ends of the squash, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. (No need to peel it—the skin is tender enough to eat.) Slice the halves crosswise 1/2 inch thick. Heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the squash in a single layer and...

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Beets with Shallot Vinaigrette

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Beets with Shallot Vinaigrette

Serves 4. 1 pound halved peeled Red Dog golden beets2 tablespoons sliced Red Dog shallots1 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil½ teaspoon Dijon mustard¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper⅛ teaspoon salt Wrap beets in parchment paper. Microwave on high until tender (about 7 minutes). Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Combine shallots and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add beets; toss gently to coat. Variation: Couscous, Mint, and Almond (serves 4) Cook the beets as above....

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Counting Down and Looking Back

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Counting Down and Looking Back

As I begin my countdown to my last day at Red Dog Farm, I find myself reminiscing about the person I was when I first arrived here in July 2019. Who knew I would love farming so much! I have learned so much about vegetables, farming, the PNW, people, and about myself. A few skills that have become valuable in my day-to-day work at the farm are expert pallet jack operator and “human scale.” “Human scale” refers to the ability to guess the correct weight of an object “right on the money,” whether it be a 25# root bag, 40# box, 0.5# loose greens...

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Pork with Pears & Parsnip Mash

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Pork with Pears & Parsnip Mash

Serves 4. 1 pound Red Dog parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks1/2 cup whole milk, hot1/2 stick unsalted butter, dividedCoarse salt and freshly ground pepper1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces2 shallots, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1/3 cup)5 sprigs thyme2 Bartlett pears (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch pieces1/3 cup cider vinegar1/2 cup chicken broth or water Place parsnips and potato in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender,...

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Insalata Nostrana

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Insalata Nostrana

By Chef Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland, OR Serves 3-4. 1 large head Red Dog radicchio1 1/2 cups cubed focaccia bread or crusty country bread2 Tbsp. unsalted butter1/2 tsp. chopped fresh sage1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary1 clove garlic1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar1 Tbsp. white wine1 Tbsp. mayonnaise2-3 oil-packed anchovy fillets, finely chopped1/2 cup extra virgin olive oilBlack pepper1/4 cup grated Parmigioano-Reggiano cheese Break apart radicchio into 1 1/2″ pieces and soak in ice cold water for at least 30 minutes, but up to 2...

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