Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Basil Cheese Spread

If you missed the Music in the Garden on Oct. 6, or you were there and you really wanted the recipe for basil cheese spread, here it is at last.  Basil is on sale at reduced prices at the Friday Market until cold weather takes it out.  Enjoy!

·        6 fresh basil leaves
·        3 medium cloves garlic
·        1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
·        1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
·        1 cup chopped walnuts
·        1/2 cup olive oil
·        fresh basil leaves for garnish
In food processor, process basil and garlic until finely chopped. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, walnuts, and olive oil; process until smooth. Transfer spread mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh basil leaves. 

Fall Harvest

At the very end of September, 3rd grade harvested our bed full of sweet potatoes.  Digging up all of those roots feels a little like digging for buried treasure.  Just last week, after the roots had a chance to cure, the high school group washed them and carried them to market.  On Saturday farm volunteers also harvested the pumpkins that Ms. Ritz's class planted at the end of their second grade year last spring.  There were 10 small but beautiful bright oranges babies when the harvest was done.  Look for them at the market this week (Every Friday in the lower school parking lot 2:45 to 3:45).

Monday, October 25, 2010

EWS Olde Time Music Ensemble

The garden was blessed with some beautiful tunes on Sept. 29 after the Michaelmas Festival.  It was the Ensemble's second show and they put on a wonderful performance.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wheat and Rye planted!

Third grade planted winter wheat and rye yesterday at the farm in the rain.  We are all looking forward to seeing those heads of grain come spring.