Happy New Year
I hope the first few weeks of 2013 have been healthy and happy for everyone. We have been busy at the farm clearing brush, pruning out the old blackberry canes and planning events for the upcoming year. First on the list will be some upcoming cooking classes which we hope to announce soon for the months of February and March. In addition, we are excited to announce a blueberry pruning workshop to be held on April 13 at 10am at the farm. Please check our home page of the website for further information about these events.
Knowing that most everyone has probably made the resolution to eat healthier for the new year, I have included a recipe for a hearty salad that includes…what else?…blueberries! Enjoy
Fresh Blueberry Kiwi Salad
4 cups mixed greens
½ cup to 1 cup fresh blueberries
3 kiwis, peeled and chopped in bite size pieces
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese
Combine greens, blueberries, kiwi and tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese. Add cut up roasted chicken for a heartier meal and top with blueberry balsamic dressing.
Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
1 1/2 cups blueberries
3 Tbl. sugar
1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/3 cup walnut oil
Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and cook over medium heat on stove until blueberries have cooked down. Let mixture cool and process to a smooth consistency in blender or magic bullet. Mix with good quality walnut oil.
In the photo below, I used a combination of romaine and kale for the greens and blue cheese for the topping. We made this salad in the Easy Summer Entertaining Cooking Class and used goat cheese from a local farm…yummy.