About Debbie Palmer

Once upon a time Debbie managed "everything but the farming" for Live Earth Farm's CSA (over a decade as CSA coordinator, newsletter editor, you name it), but she is perhaps most well known for being the farm's Recipe Maven from 1998 to 2011. Although less directly involved with the farm these days, she continues to maintain her extensive database of CSA recipes sorted by 'key ingredient.' Click here to go to Notes from Debbie's Kitchen and her recipe database. And starting in 2013, look for her new "Debbie's Kitchen 2.0" blog...

Pineapple Guava and Ginger Muffins

Modified from original recipe found on 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar [organic cane, raw, something good] 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup butter [half a stick] 1 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 [...]

By | 2014-10-28T13:07:36-07:00 December 17th, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Pineapple Guava and Ginger Muffins

Sauteed Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi bulbs butter salt nutmeg sugar (optional) Peel kohlrabi bulbs and cut into thin slices (about 1/8th inch), then crosswise into 'sticks'. Melt some butter in a hot skillet, add kohlrabi and saute, stirring often, until beginning to brown. Salt to taste, and sprinkle with a little grated nutmeg and optional sugar if not sweet [...]

By | 2014-05-22T11:18:51-07:00 May 22nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Sauteed Kohlrabi

Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

2 tbsp. butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lb. kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and chopped 2 1/2 C vegetable stock 2 1/2 C milk 1 bay leaf Salt and black pepper Kohlrabi leaves chiffonade (optional) for garnish Melt butter in a large pan with a lid. Add onions and cook gently until soft, about 10 minutes. [...]

By | 2014-05-22T11:13:30-07:00 May 22nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi Gratin

Here’s a recipe I found online from Riverford Organic Vegetables, a CSA equivalent program in the UK. We likely won't get 2 lbs. of kohlrabi in our shares, but you can use this recipe to give you ideas. Me, I could see adding sliced fennel to take up the slack in kohlrabi quantities. Preparation Time: [...]

By | 2014-05-22T11:09:57-07:00 May 22nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Kohlrabi Gratin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote with Ginger and Lime

from an undated Bon Appetit clipping Ingredients: 2 lbs. strawberries, halved if large 1 lb. rhubarb, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 3/4 C sugar 3 tbsp. minced crystallized ginger 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 3/4 tsp. grated lime peel Directions: Place 1 1/2 lbs. strawberries and rhubarb in medium pot. Mix in sugar, ginger, lime juice [...]

By | 2014-05-02T13:36:54-07:00 May 2nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote with Ginger and Lime

Strawberry Sorbet

Ingredients: 1/3 C water 2/3 C sugar 2 pints ripe strawberries, rinsed & hulled Directions: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool. (This makes 1 cup; it may be refrigerated up to 2 weeks.) Puree the strawberries in a food processor. [...]

By | 2014-05-02T13:38:18-07:00 May 2nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Muffins

This was a solstice recipe, but no member name was written on it, so we don't know who to credit this to! Dry ingredients: 2 C flour 1 ½ C uncooked rolled oats ¾ C sugar 3 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. ground cinnamon Wet ingredients: 1 ½ C milk or [...]

By | 2014-05-02T13:46:23-07:00 May 2nd, 2013|Recipes|Comments Off on Strawberry Muffins

Ferment those radishes into delicious pickles!

Do you like real cucumber pickles? Not the "quick pickles" made with a hot vinegar solution and canning, but the really yummy kind you get out of a barrel at the deli? Well those are made by fermentation, and I made a happy discovery last year that turnips, radishes and celery root ferment into the [...]

By | 2014-03-10T16:07:08-07:00 February 26th, 2013|Tips & Techniques|Comments Off on Ferment those radishes into delicious pickles!