How to Blanch & Freeze Kale

This method for blanching and freezing kale comes from Tinicum CSA member, Julia K. The method can be applied to pretty much any of the greens we grow including: kale, swiss chard, collards, spinach, broccoli raab, & tatsoi. You can also blanch broccoli and green beans. Blanching before freezing helps to retain the color and … Read more

Spinach Pie

Chile vs. Brazil has just gone into overtime, and I’ve just finished thoroughly enjoying two big slices of this delicious spinach pie from CSA member Jennifer H. Easy to prepare and a real crowd-pleaser, this is a great recipe to have on the books. Also an easy recipe to customize: swiss chard or kale could … Read more

Spinach, Kale, and Feta Tart

Our first guest-chef contribution! This elegant tart was created for us right here on the farm by the esteemed Ashley Snow-Robbins. Ashley certainly knows her way around a kitchen — even if it’s a Coachmen camper’s miniature kitchen — and we were very grateful to dig into this sumptuous delight! This tart presented a satisfying … Read more

Spinach, Apple, Radish Salad

Recently I combined spinach, apples, and radishes to make a refreshing spring salad. I tossed in a few other veggies too. The trick here is to squeeze lime juice over the salad, especially over the apples. That keeps the apples from changing color and it delivers subtle citrus notes. -John Ingredients and Preparation Spinach (washed … Read more

Spinach, Cheddar, Eggs on Toast

This is one of my favorite ways to use spinach. The more fresh spinach I pile onto the sandwich, the more it seems to balance out the fat from the eggs and cheese, and the butter that I fry them in. -John Ingredients and Preparation Spinach (Whole leaves) 2 Eggs (fried) 2 or 3 slices … Read more