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Citrus Ginger Broccoli

This recipe for broccoli sauté fits the bill when it comes to being healthy and simple. Plus broccoli is one of the best foods for us. It contains certain phytochemicals that have been proven to help in our body’s defense against cancer and believe it or not, actually contains more vitamin C per serving than an orange. In fact it contains 200 percent of the recommended daily allowance of C.

Pan Seared Matsutake Mushrooms

Ashley Christensen from Raleigh, North Carolina, and owner of Poole’s Diner recently came to the farm to cook for an event that I had and shared her delicious saut&eacut;ed mushroom recipe with us.

Matsutake mushrooms are considered to be a signature mushroom of fall. They’re also known as pine mushrooms. They’ve got a really pretty dense texture and really earthy aroma and also some sweet notes of cinnamon.

Spicy Sautéed Kale

One of my favorite cool season vegetables is kale. Not only is it tasty, it’s beautiful in the garden and most varieties are so cold tolerant they can be harvested well into winter. In late summer I direct sow crops for fall harvest and then plant seedlings in spring to enjoy before the weather heats up. Kale is a crisp, sweet green that is high in iron, vitamins A and C, and calcium. The flavor is best right after harvest, but it will keep for a few days in the refrigerator. You can find it at the grocery store, but it never tastes as good as homegrown and it is so easy to grow that you might as well try it. For this recipe the kale is lightly steamed and spiced with garlic, onion, red pepper and lime.