These sweet tasting succulent peas never fail to delight.
Sugarloaf Borca Chicory has a distinctive presence in the garden. We have found it to be sweeter than other chicories we have grown. Try it in this simple Chicory Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan recipe by Ellie Krieger on foodnetwork.com.
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tbsp. sherry vinegar
3 tbsps. walnut oil
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 lb. chicory
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
In a dry skillet, toast the nuts over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper, to taste. In a large bowl, toss the chicory with the dressing. Place on individual plates and top with walnuts and shaved Parmesan.
Syrian Oregano is the most beautiful oregano we grow on the farm with its soft, bright green leaves and reddish stems. It is similar in taste to Greek Oregano. This is the oregano used in Za'Atar, a Middle eastern condiment.
Tatsoi is our family’s favorite mustard. It is hard not to like an edible that looks like it is from Mars! Tatsoi mustard is a great addition to mixed salad or a stir-fry. And, it is a big hit at the market with its rosette of small, round perky leaves.
Our Tatsoi Microgreens are alive in a tray of nourishing organic soil and waiting for you to snip them to eat and use as garnish. Microgreens punch more than their weight. It is always a wonderful surprise just how flavorful their tiny leaves taste. “As Gene Lester, Ph.D., who led the USDA’s first major study of phytochemical content in microgreens explains ‘[f]lavor most often comes from the amount of vitamins present in food. In microgreens, all the vitamins that a plant will use to grow are packed into a very small cotyledon (seed leaves) [and] this magnifies the [flavor] ….’ ” Source: Winter 2017 Garden Design
We snack on microgreens every day and think they are the healthiest fast food on the planet.™
The Organic Tea Time Herbal Bouquet™ was created by our farm. The Bouquet includes three of the following: anise hyssop, lemon balm, lemon thyme, and mints so that you can make unique organic herbal teas at home. The small bouquet weighs at least two ounces and the large bouquet weighs at least four ounces.
The Organic Thai Herbal Bouquet™ was created by our farm. The Bouquet includes organic Cilantro, Holy Basil, Rau Ram, Spearmint, and Thai Basil, as well as Garlic, Scallions, or Shallots. The small bouquet weighs at least three ounces in addition to the Garlic/Scallions/Shallots, and the large bouquet weighs at least six ounces in addition to the Garlic/Shallots.
The Violas’ flowers and leaves are edible and a good source of vitamins A and C. University of Tennessee Garden. They are beautiful as a garnish with a cold soup such as Cream of Asparagus.