Deercrest Farm
3489 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, Ct. 06033 
 Established 1965

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Week 2

Dandelion Greens
Turnip Greens
Mixed Micro Greens
Apple Cider Vinegar

Dandelion Greens with a Kick

1 teaspoon salt
1 pound dandelion greens, torn into 4-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter 
½ onion, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)

Soak dandelion greens in a large bowl of cold water with 1 teaspoon salt for 10 minutes. Drain.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt. Cook greens until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until chilled.

Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and red pepper flakes until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Increase heat to medium-high and add dandelion greens. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Sprinkle greens with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Roasted Broccoli Rabe

If you’ve never roasted broccoli rabe, this recipe will be a revelation. The high heat renders the stems and florets tender while the leaves crisp around the edges, like kale chips but with a spicy broccoli bite. Make sure not to crowd the pan or everything will steam rather than roast. This recipe will also work with regular broccoli. Cut the head up into bite-sized pieces and add 5 to 10 minutes to the cooking time.

1 pound broccoli rabe, trimmed of any tough, fibrous stems (tender ones are fine)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
 Pinch red pepper flakes

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss broccoli rabe with olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes. Toss garlic cloves into rabe and spread on a sheet pan.

Roast rabe for about 10 minutes. It’s done when the stems are tender and the leaves are crisp at the edges.