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Buttermilk Oat Dried Currant Scones

scone 800x400 Buttermilk Oat Dried Currant Scones Print Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 12-18 scones Ingredients

  1. Cut together until crumbly the flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Mix in the oats and raisins.

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Caramelized Bacon with Pecans and Delicata Moons

caramelized bacon and squash moons

caramelized bacon and squash moons Caramelized Bacon with Pecans and Delicata Moons Print Serves: 4 A scrumptious appetizer: the salty crunch of the bacon is balanced when paired with the sweetness of the pecans and caramelized squash. Adapted from Ina Garten. Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 delicata squash
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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Fresh Homemade Raita


  Fresh Homemade Raita Print Cool and refreshing, raita is wonderful as a side dish, a dipping sauce for bread and vegetables or a dressing. An excellent accompaniment to grilled meat. Ingredients Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole organic yogurt
  • ½ cup cucumber, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (or mint)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed (optional) -- see note below
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) -- see note below
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional) -- see note below
Farmers To You Ingredients Other Fresh or Pantry Ingredients
  • ground cumin, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste
  1. Grate cucumber.
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Parsnip Hummus

parsnip hummus

parsnip hummus Parsnip Hummus Print Serves: 6 Don’t miss this opportunity to use the last of the parsnips. This recipe is a great take-off on the standard chickpea hummus. Serve it with your favorite bread or carrot sticks and watch it disappear at your next party. Ingredients

  • 1 – 1 ½ pounds parsnips
  • ¼ - ½ cup oil (olive oil or sunflower)
  • 1 large clove garlic, unpeeled
  • juice of one whole lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cumin
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • a half cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
Farmers to You Ingredients: Other Fresh or Pantry Ingredients:
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • cumin
  • tahini
  • salt and pepper
  1. This is one of those great recipes where you don’t have to worry too much about amounts and measurements.

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Maple Glazed Nuts

maple.glazed.walnutsSo this recipe does not technically qualify as a side dish (maybe for some people!), but these tasty nuts can show up just about anywhere. Here are a bunch of possibilities: in your hand for a snack, tossed in a salad, chopped and sprinkled on top of roasted or steamed vegetables, as a garnish for soup, on top of a scoop of ice cream for a quick sundae, on a cheese plate with some fine cheese and apple slices, sprinkled on an apple crisp, chopped with garlic and olive oil and tossed with pasta for a quick weeknight meal,  stirred into a banana bread batter, layered in a breakfast parfait with yogurt, granola and fresh or dried fruit, on a holiday dessert platter with cookies and chocolate, etc…

These nuts transform something simple into something a bit more special.

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