Brightside Acres
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Recipe: Curry-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Nov 9, 2015

Yummy Crunchy Bok Choy
Try it! Bok Choy with Fresh Ginger & Garlic
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add at least 2 cloves minced fresh garlic and 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger and cook 1 minute. Add about a pound of chopped bok choy and 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce. Cook about 5 minutes, until greens are wilted and stalks are crisp-tender. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Serves 4.
Spectacular Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and due to their orange color, high in carotenoids. They're fat-free, low in sodium, and have fewer calories than white potatoes, although they do have more sugar. Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A, an antioxidant powerhouse. According to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin A is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention, and the maintenance of good eyesight.
Recipe Idea: Curry-Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Place about 2 lbs of peeled and cubed sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well; return to pan. Keep warm. Melt 1 tbsp in a nonstick skillet. Add 1/4 cup finely-chopped shallots, and cook 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp red pepper. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly. Add shallot mixture, 1/3 cup half-and-half, and 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice to potato. Use a potato masher to blend mixture to a desired consistency. Serves 6.  HINT: Thin leftovers with milk and vegetable broth to make a curried sweet potato soup. Top with a dollop of plain yogurt and chopped cilantro. Mmm mmm, good!
SUPER COOL TIP: Can't use all your fresh ginger root right now but want to keep it from getting woody? Put it in a freezer bag and toss it in the freezer. Bring it out to grate what you need as you need it! 
This week's CSA share will include:
Bok choy, kohlrabi, winter squash, garlic, potatoes, Maple Mountain Farm pear butter, and a surprise or two! :-)
Final CSA pick-up/delivery will be Tuesday, November 24.
Delicious Duck
S & S Farm is offering free-range Pekin duck ($5.25/lb) for the holiday table. If you are interested in trying a duck, please Contact Us. We will have ducks available for pick-up/delivery on November 19 & 24 and December 22. Fear not! A whole duck is actually less challenging to cook than a whole turkey. Check out this simple recipe. Now imagine slices of tender-crisp duck served with Maple Mountain Farm pear butter. Oh, yeah.
Kohlrabi is Not as Weird as It Looks. Really!
Kohlrabi is the lesser known member of the cabbage family with a sweet and slightly peppery flavor. To prepare for storage or cooking, trim leaves and stems from the bulb. (Save them for stir fry!) The bulb is delicious chopped into cubes or wedges and roasted in the oven. Once tender, sprinkle with salt, olive oil and lemon juice before serving. Kohlrabi is also delicious raw. Use a mandolin (or an old fashioned box cheese grater) to cut paper-thin slices. These are so lovely added to salads or served alone, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. 
WHAT WILL WE HAVE AVAILABLE AT THE MARLINTON STORE?  Apples, broccoli, cabbage, chard, eggplant, garlic, kale, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, red & white potatoes. We also have free-range eggs ($4.00/lb) and whole chickens ($4.25/lb) from S & S Farm and one-pound tubes of mild sage-seasoned pork sausage ($7.00/lb) from our new Greenbrier Valley Grown Certified POTM supplier: Dogwood Hill Natural Gardens in Alderson. Locally grown flavor (and nutritional value) simply can't be equalled by industrial agriculture!
Want us to hold something for you at the store or add it to your basket? Contact Us!

NEW HOURS:  The store will be open from 3-5pm Thursday November 12 & 19 and Tuesday November 24 & December 22.
It's Turkey Time!
If you enjoyed your farm fresh turkey last year, you know you have reason to celebrate! An S & S Farm turkey can once again crown your Thanksgiving table.  If you didn't try a local turkey last year, now's your chance! 

Thanksgiving turkeys ($4.25/lb) will be available for pick-up/delivery on November 19, November 24, or December 22.
NEW! Brightside Acres has a new crop of incredibly fresh herbal teas available for purchase at the Marlinton store or via online order.  Lemon Drop is a blend of lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemongrass and a touch of stevia leaf. (Dawn's new favorite!) Daily Detox includes dandelion, coltsfoot, burdock, red clover, spearmint and lemongrass. We also have newly-made tins of perennial favorites: Starry Nights, Sparkle My Spirit, and Sweet Dreams.
Christmas Open House
3-5pm December 22
503 Third Avenue in Marlinton

Poultry. Pork Sausage. Angus Beef.
Seasonal Vegetables.
Jams, teas & culinary herbs. 
Handmade goatsmilk soaps, beeswax candles & more.

Questions? Contact us!

“November is usually such a disagreeable if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully...just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We've had lovely days and delicious twilights.” 
L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Avonlea

For the rest of 2015:
Visit Us 3-5pm Thursday November 12 & 19, Tuesday November 24 & Tuesday December 22
503 Third Ave in Marlinton
Questions? Contact us!