My Fresh Farm Breakfast — Vege Tartine

I am so amazingly fortunate to have my own community farm www.raleighcityfarm. Gracing my plate & my health this morning — food that is locally & sustainably grown; is pesticide & herbicide free & tended by passionate professional Farmer Josh Sattin.
My harvest is pictured here. A quick zip up to Raleigh City Farm’s COVID smart Farmstand thrills me. First I get to see the plots of gorgeous vegetables & herbs organized as a work of art. Then I easily order my produce, flowers, bird house, bird feeder, even micro greens with a sprouting young farmer John (pun intended) NEW this week.

The recipe — VEGE TARTINE

  • 1 slice rustic sourdough, toasted
  • 1/4 avocado or smashed great northern beans or refried beans
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 t Greek herbs (or your favorite herb/spice blend or salt & pepper)
  • 1 pattypan (scallop) squash or other summer squash, sliced
  • 1 large green onion, white & a bit of green cut in long strips. Green tops: chopped & saved for garnish
  • 1 carrot (enough for 8 diagonal carrot slices or more)
  • 1 French radish sliced
  • 1 handful of Russian Kale torn
  • Fresh micro sprouts (garnish & health!)
  • 1 t balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T pickled onions or your favorite zing (capers, sauerkraut, olives, pickles, lemon peel, sriracha, salsa)
  • 1 t (or more) hemp seeds (so healthy)
  • Fresh coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F (convection speeds roasting time). Hand rub the veggies with 1 T (more if needed) olive oil & herbs. Place in specific vegetable type groups on roasting pan in case one cooks faster than another so they’re easy to take out. Bake about 10 minutes, checking after 5 (removing kale) until the veggies are done to your preference.

Meanwhile toast the bread & smash the avocado on it. Drizzle with oil. Layer the veggies on the toast. Drizzle with olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with pickled onions, hemp hearts & black pepper.

Garnish with sprouts.

TRIPLE THE ROASTED VEGES — They’ll be delicious later!

See you next Wednesday at Raleigh City Farm 4-7. Check the site for each week’s harvest. https://raleighcityfarm.org/farmstand

Russian Kale – Two Yummy (очень вкусно) Ways!

Raleigh City Farm FRESH HARVEST NOW Russian Kale. www.raleighcityfarm.org
Toasted Kale Chips with Tasty Nutritional Yeast Sprinkles
Cruciferous Slaw — Kale & purple cabbage join with carrots, seeds, blueberries & a Dijon garlic splash.

TOASTED KALE CHIPS

  • 4 – 6 C kale leaves torn into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t each white & black sesame seeds
  • Greek seasoning or sea salt & fresh pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F (convection setting preferred). Mix kale with all ingredients. Spread the kale in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 12-20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes or so until kale is crispy. That might mean pulling out leaves as they are done. They are delicious with or without the yeast sprinkles.

NUTRITIONAL YEAST SPRINKLES

  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 T olive or avocado oil
  • 4 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 t dry oregano
  • dash cayenne

Mix all together with a fork until the mixture forms crumbs. Sprinkle over warm kale chips.

CRUCIFEROUS SLAW

  • 3 C diced kale (think smaller pieces for a tender bite)
  • 1 C diced red cabbage
  • 1/2 C grated carrot
  • 1/4 C minced parsley
  • 2 T each pumpkin, hemp & sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 C fresh blueberries

DIJON GARLIC SPLASH

  • 3 T olive oil (I used the very best – which has a kick to it)
  • 2 t Dijon mustard – the real thing from Dijon, France
  • 2 t Braggs vinegar
  • 1 clove very finely minced garlic
  • 1 t honey (taste the dressing before you add)
  • Sea salt & fresh black pepper

In a small bowl mix the splash. In a larger bowl add slaw ingredients, and toss with the splash. Serve at room temperature. Top with blueberries to serve. (Sans blueberries, I like this as a sandwich relish too.)

Is this healthy? Yes EAT ALL YOU WANT! Often.