Ah -- the leaves are at peak color and cooler nights will be settling in soon. Fall is in the air, and we’re ready at Pathfinder Produce to help you plan for savory and veggie-rich dishes that are so welcomed at this time of the year. We hope you’ll visit us this Thursday, October 11, between 1 and 5 p.m. for our next delicious market!
This past weekend, Pathfinder Village held its biennial Family and Friends weekend … what fun! It was so great to see so many good friends and share with our families the plans for the Mobile Market starting in early 2019. If you haven’t read about this yet, check out this online article at The Daily Star’s website.
Don’t forget about our convenient online ordering system … just cruise over to our website at https://pathfindervillage.org/our-village/pathfinder-produce. Select the market closest to you (Edmeston or Morris), and pre-order and pay for your weekly produce needs. Then on Thursday, stop by our delivery site for your order … it’s easy!
Below, my colleague Martha Spiegel shares some new ideas for soup recipes. YUM!
When the weather turns cooler, it seems like everyone starts craving soup. I enjoy making soup, sometimes from a recipe and sometimes making it up as I go along. I decided to look for some less typical soups that feature veggies and came up with a few that look like winners.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup: This one looks very easy, and has very few ingredients. It would be great for a weeknight when you’re on a tight schedule or don’t have the energy for anything too complicated.
West African Peanut Soup: Our family was introduced to this soup by some friends from Ghana, and we loved it! I’ve seen many variations in my search for a recipe, and while none of them exactly duplicate what our Ghanaian friends served, some come very close. It is traditionally very spicy, but you can adjust the level of heat to your own taste without losing any of the rich flavor.
Corn Soup with Chipotle Sour Cream: This variation on corn soup has a little spice and a little smokiness to it. I love corn soups and chowders, and I think this recipe would be a nice change-up.
Green Velvet Soup: This soup features lots of different green produce—celery, peas, broccoli, zucchini, and spinach, plus potatoes and onions. So nutritious! With its bright green color, I bet you could serve it on Halloween and call it Witches Brew Soup and the kids would get a kick out of it.
Helpful hint: I find that an immersion blender is indispensable when making any sort of creamy or smooth soup, like those above. It’s so much easier to bring the blender to the soup than to bring the soup to the blender.
Until next time, savor those fall flavors!
Martha (and Lori)