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Roasted Rainbow Veggies w/ Carrot Top Herb Pesto

April 19, 2021

Ingredients: Purple cauliflower floretts Rainbow carrots, halved Beets, sliced Avocado oil Sea salt & pepper Directions: Toss vegetables in oil, salt and pepper until coated. Roast at 350 for 15- 25 minutes until desired tenderness Pesto Ingredients: 4 C spinach/ carrot tops/ parsley 2 TBS Tuscan Herb olive oil 1/4 C avocado 1/4 C walnuts 1/4 C water 1/2 tsp sea salt 2-3 garlic cloves Directions: Pulse in food processor until desired consistency. Serve with roasted vegetables. Recipe courtesy of Robin Cook- Cook2Flourish


Lavender Shortbread Cookies

April 16, 2021

Ingredients: 1/2 C sugar 2 tsp Sweet Streams Lavender 1 C softened butter 2 C Janie's Mill Artisan Pastry Flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 C powdered sugar For the Icing: 2 tsp KC Vanilla Co. vanilla Heavy Cream Directions: In a food processer, pulse sugar and lavender until fine. Cream together sugar mixture, butter, vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients Chill for 30 minutes before rolling out, 1/4" thick. Cut to desired (these are best smaller). Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack immediately. To make the icing, stir together…


Wintering Berries

February 5, 2021

Putting Brambles to Bed During the harsh Midwest winter months, it's important that just as we cover perennials or garden vegetables, we protect our berry plants. The crew at Colonial Farms is diligent about selecting the opportune time to get the berry plants in our bramble patch covered. The berries at Colonial were bred in Clarksville, Arkansas where it only gets below 10 degrees one night every few years. In the Kansas City area, it gets much colder even though they were bred 4 hours south of Blue Springs. If it gets below 10 degrees, the risk of freezing your…


Tinctures from Teeter Creek

January 8, 2021

[video width="100%" height="100%" mp4="https://colonialgardenskc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tincture.mp4" poster="" autoplay="yes" loop="yes"][/video] Tinctures are concentrated herbal liquids that are believed to utilize natural health-boosting aspects of some plants. Tinctures are believed to have different benefits, like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, or antiviral properties. Tinctures have been used throughout history as long-lasting, natural remedies. A tincture is a way of extracting and preserving the beneficial compounds found in plants. There are other mediums with which one can tincture, however, alcohol is the most common and best for the job. Soaking, or macerating, parts of a plant in alcohol allows for more beneficial compounds to be pulled from the…


Mushroom & Herb Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breast

November 15, 2020

Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breast 1 c raw spinach 1/4 c plain goat cheese 1/4 c Running Rivers mushroom crumbs or bread crumbs 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 clover garlic, minced 1/2 tsp Kosher salt 2 Tbsp olive or nut oil Fresh ground pepper to liking Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tenderize chicken breast by placing it between two pieces of wax paper. Using a tenderizing mallet, flatten out breast until it's half its original thickness. Set off to the side. Mix together mushroom or breadcrumbs with fresh chopped thyme, 1/2 tsp salt, 1…


Spinach Strawberry Salad

November 1, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pint of sliced strawberries 1 bag of spinach 1 pkg. sliced, toasted almonds Dressing: 1 TBSP poppy seeds ¼ c. cider vinegar ½ c. sugar ¼ tsp paprika ½ c. vegetable oil Mix dressing and pour over spinach, strawberries and almonds just before serving.


Stuffed Zucchini Boats

October 28, 2020

Ingredients: 3 Zucchini 1 lb. river watch beef/or harmony farms chorizo 1 C wild rice/white rice mix prepared 1 clove garlic 1 small onion 1 T chopped fresh herbs: oregano, Genovese or sweet basil, mixed Arp Rosemary 1 32 oz. jar marinara sauce ½ C Parmesan Cheese ½ C Hemme Brothers Cheese Curds ½ c Hemme Mozzarella 1 T chopped fresh Italian parsley Directions: Pre-Heat over to 350 degrees. Trim stems from zucchini, slice lengthwise, scoop out seeds put into bowl. Saute the onion and garlic Mix seeds with beef, rice, parmesan, cheese curds and mixed fresh herbs and stuff…


Grilled Herb Turkey Burgers

October 15, 2020

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 medium red onion, minced 4 minced garlic cloves 2 pounds ground turkey meat, preferably from the legs and thighs 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped parsley 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme Directions: Sauté onions and garlic: Sauté the chopped onion in olive oil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes, or until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat. Transfer the onions, garlic, and oil to…


Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Casserole

October 1, 2020

Combine the healthy flavors of ingredients you already have on hand to make a large dish to feed a gathering of family and friends. Completely vegan and gluten-free, we use sweet potatoes, but you could easily sub in yellow or white potatoes instead. Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 cup white quinoa 1 12 ounce jar of salsa 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 4 ounce can of diced green chilis 2 15 ounce cans black beans 3 Tablespoons DIY taco seasoning 3 cups vegetable broth Optional toppings: cilantro, avocado, and…


Tuscan Bruschetta

September 28, 2020

Tuscan Fettunta 4 large slices country bread, toasted 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved 1/4 cup/50 ml extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Salt 2 T chopped mixture of fresh herbs: rosemary, golden thyme, tri colored sage, basil & Italian parsley Cannellini Bruschetta 4 large slices country bread, toasted 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved 2 cups/500 ml cooked cannellini beans 1/4 cup/50 ml extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Salt 2 T chopped mixture of fresh herbs: rosemary, golden thyme, tri colored sage, basil & Italian parsley Avocado Bruschetta 4 large slices country bread, toasted 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved…


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