Edamame Salad with Tomatoes and Parmesan

This is a nice side dish, served warm or cold, or you could mix it with some smaller shaped pastas for something a little more filling.

1 cup shelled and steamed edamame

1/2 cup mini tomatoes, sliced in half

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded

2 scallions, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)


Combine and toss together. Serve immediately, or chill for 15-30 minutes.


For all those string beans

Here's a simple, quick and delicious way to transform your string beans. This is my go-to recipe when I get tired of eating them raw. It's also great with snap peas.

Sauteed String Bean with Ricotta Salata and Mint


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lb string beans, cleaned and cut crosswise

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

1/3 cup Ricotta Salata (or feta)

salt and pepper


Simple Cucumber Pickles

I love half-sour pickles, and with all the cucumbers we've been receiving, there is nothing I want more with a sandwich. But store-bought pickles can get pricey. Luckily, I learned how to make them myself a few years ago, so now as long as I'm not too lazy, I can make them at home. You may want to tweak a few ingredients to your liking, the number of garlic cloves or the dill sprigs. The sourness depends on how long you're willing or able to leave the pickles on their own.

1 quart plastic deli container with lid

16 oz spring water, room temperature

Hellgate share 8/26/14

Your vegetable share for tomorrow will be:
mini tomatoes
summer squash

There will be an herb share, which will be sorrel and sage.
There will be fruit (look on Facebook later today for what's coming), and
fish for those people on that rotation of the fish share. No Lewis Waite and
no tortillas.

Order your Tomatoes Now!

How to Order Tomatoes

From Farmer Bill our wonderful organic famer at Green Thumb Farm on Long Island

Each 22lb box cost $45 - these are Red Italian Plum Tomatoes.
You may order as late as noon the day before delivery.
Deliveries made starting Tuesday Aug 19th through Tuesday Sept 23.

To order:
Call the farm stand 9am to 5 pm
631-726 1900   with your credit card info.


Aug 12 Share

1 box of mini tomatoes
summer squash
string beans
Swiss chard
green peppers

Herb share is chives and thyme


Zucchini Butter, a new way to use up that pile of summer squash

Are you drowning in summer squash and zucchini? My newest zucchini recipe discovery: Jennie Cook's zucchini butter, cooks two pounds of zucchini down to 2 cups of yummy spreadable goodness. Delicious by itself on bread, or as part of a sandwich. I love it with tomatoes from last week's share and ricotta salata.


Super Easy and Delicious Zucchini Butter (or Marmalade)

Makes about 2 cups. Recipe from Jennie Cook, originally posted on