Farm Recipes Week 1722

Farm Recipes Week 1722

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  1. Parsnip & Carrot Soup – Parsnip grown in Bathurst
  2. Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing – grown in Leppington
  3. Kale and sausage risotto – grown in Horsley Park
  4. Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata – Brussel Sprouts grown in Bathurst and Sweet Potato (Kumera) grown in Bundaberg, QLD
  5. Cauliflower pancakes – grown in Oberon


Parsnip & Carrot Soup

Parsnip & Carrot Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Harvest hub
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 cups shredded parsnips
  • 1 (2cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and shredded
  • 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream or evaporated skim milk
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Chives for garnish
  1. Bring the carrots, parsnips, ginger, and stock to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are very tender. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Transfer the contents of the saucepan to a blender or food processor. Puree the soup until it is nearly smooth, then pour the puree back into the saucepan.
  3. Add the cream, and bring to a simmer again over medium heat. Stir in the salt, white pepper, and lemon juice. Taste, and adjust the seasonings.
  4. Garnish with chives. Serve hot, or refrigerate, covered, for several hours and serve chilled


Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing

Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing
Recipe Type: Stir Fry
Author: Harvest Hub
  • 1-2 baby buk choi, halved
  • Handful beans, sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbs fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp tamari or soya
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
  1. Arrange a steamer basket in a large pot. Add enough water just to reach bottom of basket. Bring to a boil. Add buk choi. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and lightly steam about 5 -10 minutes or until buk choy is tender but don’t overcook. Prepare an ice bath by filling a bowl with ice cubes and water; set aside. Place steamed buk choi in ice bath, drain well. This is to stop cooking and to enliven the vegetables.
  2. In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Add beans. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook about 6 minutes or until beans are just tender. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, tahini, tamari and ginger. Add buk choi, beans, and carrots and toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds.


Kale and sausage risotto

Kale and sausage risotto
Recipe Type: Rice
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
  • 40g butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 100g flat pancetta, finely chopped (or any other luncheon meats)
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 300g rissotto rice
  • 100ml each dry vermouth and dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, warmed
  • 40g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1-3 kale, stalks discarded, leaves torn
  • Optional – pork sausages, skin removed, coarsely crumbled OR vegetable sausages
  1. Heat butter and half the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pancetta and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender (10-12 minutes). Add rice, stir to coat, cook until just toasted(1 minute). Add vermouth and wine, cook until almost evaporated (5 minutes), add stock a ladle at a time, ensuring stock is absorbed before adding more and stirring occasionally, until all is absorbed and rice is al dente (20-25 minutes). Add parmesan, keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add fennel seeds and sausage, cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through (2-4 minutes). Remove sausage using a slotted spoon, add kale to pan with 1 tbs water, cook until tender and bright green (2-3 minutes). Divide risotto among plates, top with kale, then scatter sausage of choice over. Serve immediately with grated parmesan.


Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata

Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata
Recipe Type: Egg
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
  • [b]For Creamed Brussels sprouts[/b]
  • 300g Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 tbs butter
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • ground nutmeg
  • 100-150 ml cream
  • [b]For Sweet Potato Frittata[/b]
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes (400-500g)
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • Handful of coriander or chives, finely snipped
  1. [b]To make Brussel Sprouts[/b]
  2. Trim the sprouts, and cook in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain, refresh in cold water, and lay out on a clean dry cloth to drain further.
  3. Melt the butter in a fry pan and fry the sprouts until well-coated. Add the salt, pepper and ground nutmeg, stirring, then pour in the cream and bring to the boil. Allow the cream to bubble away until reduced by half, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Use a potato masher to lightly crush the sprouts, and keep warm until serving. The sprouts will absorb the cream by the time you serve.
  4. [b]To make Frittata[/b]
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 220 (210 for fan-forced).
  6. Peel the sweet potato and cut in 1cm cubes. Fry in olive oil in non-stick pan, together with onion, salt & pepper, for 4-6 minutes until just tender but not too soft. Butter a shallow (3-4cm high) oven dish and spread the sweet potato/onion mix.
  7. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl, add the chives and pour over the sweet potato. Put in the oven for 20 minutes until the edges rise up.
  8. Remove from the oven, run a spatula around the sides and serve immediately with brussel sprouts.


Cauliflower pancakes

Cauliflower pancakes
Recipe Type: Pancake
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 cauliflower
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs chickpea flour * see note below
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander
  • 180ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil or ghee for cooking
  • Sour cream and chopped chives to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Break cauliflower into very small pieces, toss with olive oil and roast in preheated oven until tender, approx 20 minutes.
  3. Prepare batter by beating together chickpea flour, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, coriander, milk and egg. Add cauliflower to batter and stir to combine. Heat a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Add oil or ghee and spoonfuls of batter. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve cauliflower pancakes with sour cream and chives. Salad or stir-fry vegetables.
  4. *Chick pea flour is made from chana dal also known as chana, gram, dal, pea and besan flour.  It is popular in Italian cuisine and available from well-stocked Italian shops and goes by the name farina di ceci. Plain flour would work as a substitute, but not have the nutty flavor of chick pea flour.










These come in all sizes and this week we have small, sweet thin ones from Bendigo. Store in an airtight container in the fridge – like carrots – or they go flippy floppy.


Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple

Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple

Six Months to grow

These have been lovingly grown taking more than six months to cultivate. It’s flavour is intensified when the first frost comes and changes the starch into sugar. These small ones are a recent flush.

How to cook

If you add parsnip to your potato mash grated or cook and mash it gives it a distinct zing. These are natural and not waxed (which extends its shelf life).

Half a Cup?

If you’re wondering if they are good for you they are full of fibre and just half a cup gives 3gms of fibre. You get 11% of Vitamin C and 10% of your daily allowance of magnesium.
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Baked Camembert with parsnip crisps and caramelised apple
Recipe Type: Bake
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Parsnip crisps so easy to do and a great meal with side salad.
  • [b] For the parsnip crisps:[/b]
  • • 1 large or 3 small parsnip, peeled if required, then cut into ribbons with a peeler
  • • 2 tbs olive oil
  • • 1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
  • • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • [b]For the baked Camembert:[/b]
  • • 1 whole Camembert in a box
  • • freshly ground black pepper
  • [b]For the caramelised apple:[/b]
  • • 15g butter
  • • 2 tbs soft brown sugar
  • • 1 eating apple, peeled, core removed, sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. [b]For the parsnip crisps:[/b]
  3. Spread the parsnip strips out on a baking tray, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle over the thyme leaves. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown.
  4. [b]For the baked Camembert:[/b]
  5. Season the Camembert, to taste with freshly ground black pepper and place the cheese, in its box, onto a baking tray. Transfer to the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden-brown.
  6. [b]For the caramelised apple:[/b]
  7. Heat the butter and sugar in a frying pan until foaming. Add the apple slices and cook until the mixture is bubbling and the apple is golden-brown.
  8. Serve the baked Camembert on a serving plate, with the parsnip crisps and caramelised apples alongside for dipping.