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Fall Flavors – Fall’s Healthy Cooking Classes Fall Flavors – Bozeman Healthy Cooking Classes, 2014
Saturday, October 4, November 8 and December 6

Lots of happy local farmers and home gardeners this year. We’ve had the perfect weather for high-producing plots, fields and containers. With moderate temperatures still in the forecast, we have more days and hopefully weeks to enjoy summer’s abundant fruits and vegetables. Our September markets with both late summer and early fall produce vying for space, are now at their most generous. Fall Flavors Continue reading

Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad

Summer Squash Agrodolce SaladSummer Squash the Italian Way – With a Sweet and Sour Dressing

The Italian term agrodolce (pronounced “agro-dolchay”) describes sweet and sour sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and sweetener (usually sugar). The name comes from “agro” (sour) and “dolce” (sweet). Summer Squash Agrodolce Salad is an unusual pairing. Traditionally agrodolce accompanies meats, pasta and cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, Pesto

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, PestoSummer Vegetable Gratin – A Go-To Recipe for Late Summer Vegetables

With an almost overwhelming abundance of late summer vegetables in the garden or your CSA box, the ongoing search for new recipes continues. This recipe for a Summer Vegetable Gratin is a winner. Layering large amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, chard and basil makes one very flavorful gratin. Continue reading

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best

Sweet Corn Chowder – Summer’s Best Sweet Corn Chowder – Wonderfully Rich & Chunky

Triple delicious with three layers of fresh corn flavor in every bite. Soup stock made from the shucked cobs. A portion of the corn chowder puréed to thicken the soup. And, nuggets of sweet corn throughout. No wonder Sweet Corn Chowder’s been one of our favorite summer soups Continue reading

Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh Raspberries

Raspberry Preserves – The Essence of Fresh RaspberriesRaspberry Preserves – Raspberrilicious

Fresh raspberries, a little fresh lemon juice and a minimal amount of light honey. Just three ingredients cook quickly together (without added pectin) to create richly colored and intensely flavored preserves. Softly thickened, deeply burgundy essence of raspberries. Continue reading

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh HerbsTortino di Fagiolini – Italian Savory Pie w/ Lots of Green Beans

Long, hot days of August go hand-in-hand with the incredible diversity of ripening summer produce. Our farmers’ market has its tables overflowing with a profusion of colors, shapes and selection. With perfect temperatures, occasional rain and long days of sunshine it’s been a great growing season here in southwest Montana. Having lots and lots of green beans Continue reading

Fresh Tomato Salad – Summer’s Essential Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad – Summer’s Essential SaladPeak Tomatoes — Ripe, Sweet, Juicy

It’s August. Ripe tomatoes fresh from the garden are at their peak flavor, color and texture. Peak tomatoes shine when simply prepared. Summer’s essential Fresh Tomato Salad requires only a gentle tossing of ripened tomatoes with your best olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Continue reading