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October 2016 Farmer Notes

October 2016 Farmer Notes

A cloudy day from the porch…. Beginning here by following up on the end of last month’s Farmer Notes…The weather has been far more conducive for eating than ‘being out on the land.’ If not the wettest Methow October to date, it has to be close. I’m sitting here in the kitchen listening to the… Continued

Customer Profile: Chef Edouardo Jordan of Salare Restaurant

Customer Profile: Chef Edouardo Jordan of Salare Restaurant

By Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer When he was in high school, Edouardo Jordan decided he would one day write his own cookbook. Now, nearly 20 years later, Jordan still hasn’t written that book but it’s not for lack of material; it’s for lack of time. A seemingly whirling dervish of culinary arts… Continued

Emmer Polenta Puttanesca – Two Ways

Emmer Polenta Puttanesca – Two Ways

Compliments of: Acacia Larson MPH, RD, CD Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 ½ Cups Cracked Farro Porridge 4 Cups broth 1-2 Cups water 1-2 Tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil *Optional ½ – 1 Cup grated parmesan *Optional ¼ Cup olive oil 1 Large shallot, chopped – or 2 large cloves garlic minced 1 – 28oz Can tomatoes (whole,… Continued

September Farmer Notes 2016

September Farmer Notes 2016

The hot days of August faded fast with September’s arrival, which was ushered in by a bit of moisture and 40 degree nights. Not exactly the change one likes to see when beginning grain harvest, yet I recall it is not uncommon for September to begin rehearsing fall “fits”. The swallows are long gone and… Continued

September 2016 News and Announcements

September 2016 News and Announcements

The harvest is on! Autumn is a crazy yet satisfying time for farmers- there’s much work to do, but we finally get to see the fruits (seeds, actually) of our labors during the spring and summer.  The crops look great this year- we are yielding above average in almost every field, and the grain is… Continued

Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler

Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients:  8 cups of sliced plums 1 1/2  cup of granulated sugar 4 tablespoons instant tapioca 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice Biscuit topping:  1 cup Einka flour 1 cup Pasayten hard white flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup… Continued

August 2016 Farmer Notes

August 2016 Farmer Notes

Sam inspects Einka sun-curing in our Big Valley Field The heat is on… again. After a hot spring and a much cooler and moister July than usual, August has finally shed the last (hopefully) of the thunderstorms, heavy rain, and hail and has come off cooking the way we think of August.  Each day this week… Continued

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Like many a good foodie, Avery Ruzicka fell in love with food in France. “I come from a family that enjoyed cooking and respected food,” the North Carolina native explains,” but when I lived abroad I learned how much amazing food there is in the world. In France I… Continued

Farro Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Cilantro Sauce

Farro Zucchini Fritters With Lemon Cilantro Sauce

Recipe by: Brooke Lucy for Bluebird Grain Farms Serves 4-6 (yields 12 2” diameter fritters) Ingredients: 3 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium) 3/4 cup Bluebird’s Farro Porridge – dry (yields 1 1/2 cups of cooked porridge) 1 large egg 1/4 cup Bluebird’s Emmer Flour 1/2 cup vegetable oil Ground Pepper Sea Salt Method: On stovetop bring to… Continued

July 2016 Farmer Notes

July 2016 Farmer Notes

Sitting here in the kitchen on a Sunday: Mid-day, mid month, rain falling, a cool breeze thru the screened windows, 65 degrees. This sums up how different this July has been for us here in the Methow; certainly in comparison to the past two years.  There are lightening flashes and thunder;  I’m hoping the moisture… Continued

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