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Mates in the states,  We’re about at the halfway point of our honeymoon/winter escape/farming-and-wilderness-adventure in New Zealand, and we figured it’s time to put out an update of our trip. We are currently living and volunteering at Puramahoi Fields, a market garden in beautiful Golden Bay, at the far north of the South Island. Ben…

Vegetarian Tacos

About 12 tortillas (corn are the best, but wheat will do) 1 can black beans, add salt if desired Sautee: 2 medium white or yellow onions, chopped 3 medium sweet peppers, sliced (any color or shape will do) 1 T cooking oil salt and pepper to taste Toppings: ½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped 1 bunch…

Purslane Potato Salad with Curry (from culinarymusings.com)

Yield: 4 servings 3 cups potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks, and boiled just until tender. 3 raw chard stalks, minced 1 bunch scallions, diced ½ cup sliced bell pepper 2/3 cup raw purslane leaves ½ to 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon curry powder salt and pepper to taste  …

Eggplant & Zucchini Rollatini Recipe (from tasteofhome.com)

1 large eggplant 1/2 teaspoon salt SAUCE: 1/3 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes 1/4 cup dry red wine or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons each dried oregano and dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper ROLLATINI: 4 cups (16…

Summer Vegetable Polenta Bake from Localharvest.org

serves 4-6 * Try substituting different vegetables, depending what is in season. Corn, lima beans, bell peppers, onions, more tomatoes…it would all be tasty It is very important to use Instant Polenta. Do not substitute with pre-cooked polenta (bought in a tube). If you choose to use regular stone-ground polenta, cook in a separate pot…

Braised Greens

You can also throw in your Swiss Chard if you have it! 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 bag braising greens 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar Coarse salt 2 cups chicken broth *you could also add scallions, peppers, or jalapenos after cooking bacon   In a large skillet over medium high heat brown bacon…

Squash Cornbread

4 med. squash 1 med. onion or bunch of scallions Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 tsp. sugar butter 2 c. cornmeal 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 c. cooking oil 1 c. milk 2 eggs   Cook first 2 ingredients in 2 cups water until tender; drain and mash squash. Season with…

Spicy Vegan White Bean Chili

Makes about 1 gal 1.25 # dried Great Northern beans, navy beans, cannellini, or black eye beans 1/8 c Olive Oil 1/2# yellow onions, chopped 1/2 garlic heads chopped or 3 T garlic powder 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded (optional) 2 carrots 1/2# okra 2 bell peppers 1 quart vegetable broth 1 T nutritional…

Fresh, Raw Jalapeno hot sauce

This is a recipe that I made up last week. You might have to tweak quanities to fit your personal preference!   4 jalapenos 1 lemon squash 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon salt ¼ c water Splash of white vinegar Wash and destem jalapenos and squash, then chop coarsely. Put all ingredients (including jalapeno seeds!)…

Swiss Chard, Onion & Cheese Frittata

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes to use with the duck eggs. You can add pretty much any vegetable to the mix when you are sautéing it! Also try adding cumin seed and red pepper flakes before pouring in the egg mixture if you wanna spice it up a little. 1 bunch Swiss…

Mama Grantz’s Beet-Arugula Salad

1 bag (5 oz.) arugula 1 bunch beet roots 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or feta Vinaigrette dressing (to taste) 1/3 cup toasted Marcona almonds (any nut will do) Roast beets for about 40 minutes at 375 degrees, until soft. Let cool, then peel. Chop into cubes, and sprinkle over arugula. Top with crumbled cheese,…

Stuffed Peppers

3 bell peppers, halved long ways and de-seeded 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 large lemon squash and/or ½ pint okra (optional, add these veggies if you want to lessen the amount of meat in the dish) 1 ½ tspn cumin ½ tsp salt 1 cup grated cheese Preheat oven or…