Archive for July, 2015

Broth simmering for doggie biscuits

Nutritious Broth for Dog Biscuits

     To make their dog biscuits, Sandy and John Stewart first cook up a nutritious broth using specific vegetables – tomatoes because their acid draws bone marrow and other nutrients from the bone, green beans and turnips for their vitamins and minerals, etc. No salt or pepper for these pups. Beef shank or chicken carcass is then added and slow cooked for a long time.  This nutritious broth becomes the liquid mixed with healthy, human-grade dry ingredients to make Beef Biscuits, Some...   | Read More
Roasted Eggplant Cubes

Roasted Eggplant Cubes

Fixed this way, eggplant is delicious finger food. Even people who profess not to like eggplant scarf this up! Definitely cut up more eggplant than indicated – it’ll go fast!

1 lb. eggplant (you can fit up to 2 lbs. eggplant per baking sheet if you want to double the recipe) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt Optional ingredients: black pepper, your favorite seasonings

For directions and lots of tips on roasting eggplant, please click...   | Read More

Meet and Greet Coppell Police, with City Manager Clay Phillips

Non-Profit Booth Encourages Sense of Community

The Coppell Farmers Market is a community endeavor. Farmers come from within 150 miles, which means they tend to spend their dollars locally as well. The market is run by a committee of volunteers with support from the City of Coppell, while our mission commits us to “provide fresh, seasonal produce and agricultural products for our community while fostering a sense of place in Old Town Coppell.”

Another commitment to Coppell involves setting aside one non-profit booth each market...   | Read More

Fresh pears from Mike Powell

What’s Fresh, August 1

Find fresh melons + apples + pears, but shop early to buy peaches and blueberries.

Fruit  – watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, peaches, and blueberries, pears, apples.

Veggies, all the hotties – cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, okra, shelled peas (lady cream, purple hull), shelled pinto beans, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, zucchini.

Herbs – heat-loving varieties of basil, lemon balm, mint, thyme, rosemary, savory and many...   | Read More

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

One member brought this rich but light stunner to a CFM committee function. Outstanding!

Ingredients:

BLUEBERRY SAUCE

2 teaspoons (6g) cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (15ml) warm water 2 cups (380g) fresh or frozen blueberries 2 Tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar

CRUST

1 and 1/2 cups (150g) graham cracker crumbs (about 10 full sheet graham crackers) 6 Tablespoons (87g) unsalted butter, melted 1/3 cup (67g) granulated...   | Read More

Handout from Food Preservation Class

Class taught by and handout written for food preservation by Trish Percy of Feed Texas First (www.feedtexasfirst.org) in June, 2011.

Feed Texas First is a grass-roots organization that supports ensuring our food security in North Texas.

 

Canning – Hot Water Bath Canning (High Acid)

–          Used for high acid foods such as jams, jellies, preserves, salsa, pickles and basic tomatoes

–          Heats...   | Read More

Bourbon peaches

4 Artisan Products, New and Old

Our artisan food producers take great care to source the best ingredients, craft the finest products and take pride in their creations.

Hiram Farm now makes kombucha tea, a fermented tea mentioned recently in the media. To make this tea, Web MD says a colony of bacteria and yeast is added to tea and sugar and then allowed to ferment. “The resulting liquid contains vinegar, B vitamins, and a number of other chemical compounds.” Hiram Farm comes the second and...   | Read More

Fresh, local peaches

What’s Fresh, July 25

Fresh blueberries and peaches are nearing the end of their run, so stock up in the next week or two.

Fruit  – watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, and blueberries. Local pears and apples coming in now.

Veggies, all the hotties – cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, okra, shelled peas (lady cream, purple hull), shelled pinto beans, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, zucchini.

Herbs – heat-loving varieties of basil, lemon balm, mint, thyme, rosemary, savory and...   | Read More

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

What to do with Tomatoes…

We tend to think about fresh ripe tomatoes as a food that needs to be eaten intact, and right now, because it is just soooo good.  But…what if you could open a jar of tomato sauce in December that had that same wonderful flavor?  Flavor that you knew was all natural because you put it there yourself?  Here are some ideas:

Freeze Can (needs hot water bath) Make salsa or pico de gallo Sun-dry or dehydrate...   | Read More
Fresh, local Watermelons

What’s Fresh, July 18

Midsummer means fresh produce in its prime, many varieties, and abundant quantities!

Soft fruit time – watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, plums, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Veggies, all the hotties – cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, okra, shelled peas/beans, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes.

Herbs – heat-loving varieties of basil, lemon balm, mint, thyme, rosemary, savory and many more.

Hydroponically grown – lettuces, greens and...   | Read More

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