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Creamy Celeriac Soup

celeriac soup

celeriac soup Creamy Celeriac Soup Print Serves: 6 - 8 Celebrate this delicious, although vastly underappreciated, vegetable in this simple soup. One of the great things about this and other soups is that it is easy to customize with the addition of other ingredients. Uncomplicated and good tasting. Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 leeks, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 pounds +/- celeriac, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups stock (vegetable or chicken) or half stock and half water
  • ½ cup of half and half cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Farmers To You Ingredients: Fresh and Other Pantry Ingredients:
  • olive oil, butter, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove root ends and green tops from leeks.

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Anytime Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes Anytime Mashed Potatoes Print Serves: 4 - 6 A classic, anytime-dish, and a must-have for Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food. This is a basic, darn good version, but you can create your own signature dish by adding roasted garlic, other root vegetables, and of course, more butter and cheese! Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes (butterballs or russets)
  • ⅓ cup butter (or more), room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy cream, warmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • butter, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes (or not) and cut into small chunks, approximately all the same size.

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Sensational Scalloped Potatoes

scalloped potatoes

scalloped potatoes Sensational Scalloped Potatoes Print Author: Nel Emlen Serves: 10 Delicious on its own or as a side with meat. Also wonderful for breakfast or brunch. Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of potato (golden, red, or russet), sliced thin
  • 2 large onions, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups half and half cream
  • ½ pound cheddar, grated (also good with Swiss or Parmesan or other hard cheeses)
  • 1 tablepoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Farmers To You Ingredients: Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • salt, pepper, paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

potato leek soup

potato leek soup Creamy Leek and Potato Soup Print Serves: 6 A comforting, flavor packed soup; perfect as the temperatures fall. Ingredients

  • 1 pound gold potatoes (4 or 5 potatoes depending on size)
  • 1 pound leeks (2 – 3 medium sized leeks)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • chives for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Farmers To You Ingredients: Fresh and Other Pantry Ingredients:
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut off the dark green tops of the leek a couple of inches above the white bottom.

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Summer Birthdays

Nel's Birthday Cake

Nel's Birthday Cake

On my sixteenth birthday, my best friend, Suzanne, presented me with a large and impressively heavy box wrapped in the Sunday comics and tied with string.  Upon opening it I discovered it contained rich, dark soil.  This was in the days before bags of compost were readily available (in fact, I’d never heard of compost).  I dumped the earth into a pot and grew a tomato with somewhat successful results.  My first real garden wasn’t for another 8 years.  It was 1981 and I had just moved to Vermont from the west coast.

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