Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: We're Cookin'! Pt. 2
Last week we started in with the soups, and this week we'll chat about that again. But first! Let's get into this tomato puree. With just this jar, plus this week's herb & allium subscription, you can easily whip up a Simple Pizza SauceEasy Tomato SoupEasy Pasta Sauce, and finally a rich vegetable soup. The base of any of these is to grab oil (try our canola oil), and cook a lot of onions until they're translucent. Then add puree, add olive oil, salt, pepper, and at the last minute toss in chopped basil and oregano. VOILA! We're gonna do a very similar process for that tomato soup...cook onions, add puree...see a pattern? Mark Bittman also has some great soup philosophy you should check out. Dinner tonight? We're thinking hearty veggie soup, made with tomato, peppers, turnips, onions & garlic. Soup away! Sauce it up! You're ready to rock. 

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  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better (and look better, too). NY Times
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.

Jarred Tomato Puree Pizza time! Simmer up with some garlic and oregano. Tastes like the sweetness of summer. Add a little vinegar if you want to balance out the sweetness. Grown by Benton Berries Farm (FAM). Flash frozen by WinterSun Farms.
Storage: Store in pantry.
Simple Pizza Sauce—use your puree here instead of tomato paste and water
Easy Tomato Soup
Easy Pasta Sauce 
Frozen Peppers 
A cup of sliced raw bell pepper, especially red, has 150% of your daily value Vitamin C. Talk about nutritious! Simply defrost & enjoy summer. Grown by Hepworth Farms (CO). Flash frozen by WinterSun Farms.
Storage: Pop in the freezer. If you don't use all peppers at once, reseal the bag and put in the fridge. 
Quick Stir Fry
  1. Slice onion thin; put garlic through press and mince ginger; stir fry in hot oil in large skillet for one minute.
  2. Grab defrosted peppers; add to skillet and stir fry about 5 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  3. Add soy sauce, vinegar and pepper and cook another minute. Serve!
Basil Perfect pairing with the tomato puree! Rocking Edge Farms (CO) 
Storage: To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. You can also puree the basil leaves and freeze!
Pesto: Combine basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup oil and process until smooth. Season with salt & pepper. Basil Pesto
Caprese Salad
Basil Julep
Greenhouse Tomatoes! FAMILY & STANDARD ONLY Nice to get these in January. Enjoy them raw in salad or slice and toss on top of a pizza. Bruschetta makes a fantastic snack. Toss together tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a bowl. Mix in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Serve on toasted bread slices. Sprinkle with arugula! Running Creek Farm (OG)
Storage: Keep on the counter but out of the sun for the week.
Pink Lady Apples The most popular apple in the UK! A pretty, tart apple. Samascott Orchards (FAM)
Storage: Keep in the pantry for a few days, or in the fridge for longer life.
Macomber Turnips are a fantastic winter veggie. For some reason, they don't have the glamorous vibe Brussels sprouts are enjoying, but these babies are delicious, tender, and got humankind through many a winter. Pliny the Elder considered the turnip one of the most important vegetables of his day, rating it "directly after cereals or at all events after the bean, since its utility surpasses that of any other plant." We love you, turnips. Schoharie Valley Farms (OG)
Storage: 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
How to roast, sauté, mash, and soup!
Pea Shoots are young pea vines. Delicious raw or cooked—saute quickly with olive oil and garlic for a delicious healthy side dish, or put them in a bowl on the table and watch your kids nibble them like bunnies. To further entice the little ones, try tossing with a little melted butter and sugar. These nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamins A, C and folic acid— learn more here. If you need a burst of spring this week, pea shoots make a wonderful pesto—10 minutes, 6 easy ingredients and a plate of pasta make an amazing meal. Little Seed Farm (CO)
Storage: Keep dry in a plastic bag up to one week.
Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle 
Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich 

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Garlic Honey Dog Farm (OG) & Oregano Rocking Edge Farms (CO) & Yellow Onions Rogielo & Rogielo Farm (IPM)
  • Fruit: Empire & Honeycrisp Apples Yonder Farms (FAM) & Dressel Farm (IPM)
  • Cheese: Feta North Country Creamery
  • Bread: Semolina Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Plain Pappardelle Knoll Krest Storage: Use within a week, or freeze for 1 month.

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Key for growing methods:
  • CO - Certified Organic
  • OG - Organically Grown (farm uses organic methods but does not have Certification).
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management (methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers)
  • FAM - Family farm (farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As a general rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations).
  • Non-GMO - None of our products are GMO.
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