Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Good Night Irene

CSA in Dover, MA
Distribution was canceled for today at Powisset due to the recent "tropical storm" Irene.  Downed tree limbs and wiring issues have caused electricity to be cut off from the barn.  The Powisset farm crew is such a hard working group; I send them good wishes as they work through these issues.  

Plans for a family weekend went to the wayside with the approaching storm and I was looking for a recipe that might give us some good leftovers if we lost power. Which we did...
peppers from the farm

Eggplant Lasagna - serves 4-6

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

3 lbs eggplant, sliced 1/3" thick
1 lb instant lasagna noodles
8 oz mozzarella (8 oz)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
6 basil leaves, torn

2 1/2 cups milk
3 garlic cloves
4 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cream

1. Roast eggplant in a 425 oven 15-20 per side.  Make sure to use olive oil on each side and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
2. Slowly heat milk and garlic to a boil on the stove top. Set aside covered for 15 minutes. 
3. On the stove top, melt butter, stir in flour, pour in garlic milk - combine all with a whisk and simmer 20 minutes until thickened.
4. Lightly butter a 8x10 baking dish. Spread 1/2 cup sauce on bottom. Add a layer of pasta and cover with 1/3 cup sauce. Lay down 1/3 of eggplant, 1/3 of mozzarella, 2 T Parm and 1/3 of basil. Repeat twice. Top with final layer of pasta and cover with remaining sauce and Parm. Cover with foil. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes.  Remove cover and bake 10-15 more minutes. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.

cucumbers from the farm

The weather change and the upcoming start of the school year has got me thinking about fall and a collection to go along with it... blues, browns, greens, whites

beans from the farm

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