Happy Halloween!

Sweet potatoes in progress. #nofilter #harvestkitchenlife

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Happy Halloween to all you spooks, witches, ghosts, goblins, and super heroes! It’s always fun to see all the creative and cool costumes at this time of year.  We’re missing our neighbors at Fantasty Attic (which closed earlier this year) because they always brought a lot of interesting and creative Halloween spirit to the neighborhood.  We also love this time of year because of pumpkins and all the tasty food you can make with autumn veggies.  As you all know, the frost brings out the sweetness in a lot of the veggies.  Plus, cold weather makes us want to warm up with some hearty foods.  So, here’s to a great season!

Spiral Meatloaf is baaaack!

Spiral Meatloaf is baaaack!

PS. Please note we’ll be closing early on Friday, Oct 31, so be sure to get here before 5.30 to pick up your food! Or come on Saturday!

This week’s menu:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Eddie’s Spiral Meatloaf - Inside its seemingly-simple exterior, this meatloaf hides a secret: a pinwheel of delicious hearty greens! This meatloaf is the perfect way to tempt greens-wary family members. Gluten free option available. Single Serving $10
Cauliflower Potato Curry with Chicken -   Served over brown rice, this deliciously hearty curry is a delightful way to enjoy some of autumn’s savory flavors.  The omnivore version features chunks of delicious organic chicken. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Simply Delicious Tomato Soup  – Simple and sophisticated, enjoy the end of the summer’s tomato harvest in this hearty and flavorful soup.Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage – Sweet, delicious, and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes make the perfect accompaniment to any meal.  Enjoy their crisp autumnal perfection in our sage-rich side. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Ruta-loaf – Ruta-loaf is former HK staffer Melanie’s favorite thing we make.  It’s creamy and sweet with rutabagas, loaded with cheese, and unexpectedly tasty.  It’s a hit with pretty much everyone who’s tried it.  Give it a try! Gluten free option available. Single Serving $10
Cauliflower Potato Curry-   Served over brown rice, this deliciously hearty vegetarian curry is a delightful way to enjoy some of autumn’s savory flavors.  Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Simply Delicious Tomato Soup  – Simple and sophisticated, enjoy the end of the summer’s tomato harvest in this hearty and flavorful soup.Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage – Sweet, delicious, and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes make the perfect accompaniment to any meal.  Enjoy their crisp autumnal perfection in our sage-rich side. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

 

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Wordless Friday: More Photos for You

We’re trying to up our game on our social media outlets right now, so be sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to catch the latest. It’s a great way to see what’s going on behind the scenes here at HK. Here are a few of this week’s highlights:

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We're singing in the rain at the Cobblestone Farm #farmersmarket this afternoon. Come visit and buy! #harvestkitchenlife #harvesthusband #rain #singinintherain #yum

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Come and get this delicious Bok Choi Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing. It's fresh, seasonal, and totally #vegan. #yum #harvestkitchenlife

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Fully stocked at @argusfarmstop . stop by for all your favorites. Hurry before they sell out! #harvestkitchenlife #yum

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All team meeting today: chicken breakdown review. #harvestkitchenlife #yum #admintime

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And the menu:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Moussaka– This popular layered Greek dish comes to life with ground Michigan lamb, flavorful potatoes, luscious eggplant, and a creamy cheese sauce. Single Serving $10
Stuffed Delicata Squash with Pork Sausage -   Sweet and tender delicata squash show off our scrumptious stuffing. It’s a delightful combo of dried and fresh fruits, flavorful nuts, brown rice, pork sausage, and more. The perfect fall feast. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Borscht with Cabbage – There are as many different kinds of borscht as there are grandmothers in Russia and the Ukraine. This version is a chunky collection of beets, cabbage, and potatoes in a delicious broth. Perfect for warming up on a fall evening! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Crisp Asian Broccoli Slaw – A rich Asian-style dressing highlights the delicious flavors of seasonal broccoli and sweet carrots. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Vegetarian Moussaka– This popular layered Greek dish comes to life with zucchini, flavorful potatoes, luscious eggplant, and a creamy cheese sauce. Vegan version available Single Serving $10
Delicata Squash with Fruit and Nut Stuffing-   Sweet and tender delicata squash show off our scrumptious stuffing. It’s a delightful combo of dried and fresh fruits, flavorful nuts, brown rice, and more. The perfect fall feast. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Borscht with Cabbage – There are as many different kinds of borscht as there are grandmothers in Russia and the Ukraine. This version is a chunky collection of beets, cabbage, and potatoes in a delicious broth. Perfect for warming up on a fall evening! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Crisp Asian Broccoli Slaw – A rich Asian-style dressing highlights the delicious flavors of seasonal broccoli and sweet carrots. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Blood Moon Setting (or, how I saw the eclipse this week!)

Spanikopita: returning to your tummy this week!

Spanikopita: returning to your tummy this week!

It’s been a busy week here at Harvest Kitchen.  That “fan favorites” menu definitely brought out the fans–we had to work hard to keep up with all your orders and walk in traffic at the store and Farmers Market.  That’s a great feeling for us! We hope you’ll enjoy all of our upcoming menus just as much.

Argus Farm Stop: good food, good friends, good place to watch an eclipse

Argus Farm Stop: good food, good friends, good place to watch an eclipse

One side benefit of our hard work this week was that I was out and about on Wednesday morning at the time of the lunar eclipse.  Ordinarily I always want to see these kinds of cool astronomical events in theory but rarely manage to wake up and get out of bed to check them out.  This week, however, the eclipse coincided perfectly with my drive to the Farmers Market and my delivery stop at Argus.  It was really cool to watch, and I enjoyed taking a small break at the start of my busy day to stand in the parking lot of Argus with my colleagues there and admire the eclipse.  We really noticed the red “blood moon” effect caused by the refraction of the light.  It was definitely a memorable and special experience.  On the whole, I don’t always enjoy getting up so early on Wednesdays, but this week I got an extra reward.

And, here’s the menu for the week!

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Spanikopita with Beef -  This delicious dish is a perennial HK fan favorite: layers of flaky phyllo dough alternate with creamy cheese and lots of fresh, delicious greens. This non-traditional version includes hearty ground beef in the filling, making it an excellent meal. Single Serving  – $10
North African Beef Stew with Chickpeas  -  Slow-cooked, aromatic North African stew, our localized version features delicious local vegetables, beef, dried fruit, and plenty of savory spices.  Served over brown rice for a complete meal. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Potato Leek Soup– Creamy-smooth, this classic soup is hearty and satisfying. Harvest Kitchen-style, we’re using all our favorite local ingredients! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Creamy Bok Choi Salad with Fruit – One of my favorite cold salads, this delicious dish dresses up crunchy bok choi with a sweet and creamy (yet vegan!) poppyseed dressing and pairs it with sweet apples and more. Definitely worth a second serving. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Spanikopita  – This delicious dish is a perennial HK fan favorite: layers of flaky phyllo dough alternate with creamy cheese and lots of fresh, delicious greens. This is the more traditional, vegetarian version–it makes an excellent meal. Vegan option available.Single serving $10
North African Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas  -  Slow-cooked, aromatic North African stew, our localized version features delicious local vegetables, dried fruit, and plenty of savory spices.  Served over brown rice for a complete meal. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Potato Leek Soup– Creamy-smooth, this classic soup is hearty and satisfying. Harvest Kitchen-style, we’re using all our favorite local ingredients! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Creamy Bok Choi Salad with Fruit – One of my favorite cold salads, this delicious dish dresses up crunchy bok choi with a sweet and creamy (yet vegan!) poppyseed dressing and pairs it with sweet apples and more. Definitely worth a second serving. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Fan Favorites Week at Harvest Kitchen!

Hey friends,

Here at Harvest Kitchen we pride ourselves on our rotating menu–we like to think that it’s one of the things that keep our customers coming back–the fact that there are so many different dishes to try week-to-week.  We try hard not to do the same dishes again “too soon”.  We even avoid putting similar dishes on the menu too close to one another.  Sometimes we have to compromise in order to take advantage of a seasonal delicacy (beet season! the best time for beets!) but even then we work hard to avoid repeats.  However, this month we’ve been getting SO many requests for some of our seasonal favorites from the summer that we realized we had to repeat them ASAP so we could enjoy them before the season ends.  So, here we go–by popular demand! We hope you all enjoy these dishes as much the second time as you did the first time!

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Chicken Parmesan – Millers Organic chicken, breaded to crispy perfection, baked in our homemade

Shepherd's Pie is BAAAACK!

Shepherd’s Pie is BAAAACK!

marinara sauce and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. Could it be any more of a crowd pleaser? Served over a bed of fettuccine.  Single Serving  – $10
Shepherd’s Pie –A British favorite, shepherd’s pie is a layered dish, with a savory layer of ground lamb and vegetables topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Gluten Free. Single Serving $10
Chinese Noodle Soup  – Need to warm up on a cold day? Try this delicious soup: savory Asian-style broth chock-full of hearty udon noodles and crisp bok choi, mushrooms, and more.  Pint $7
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Citrus Dressing – This unusual seasonal salad features the gentle sweetness of spaghetti squash, paired with a light and zingy dressing and mixed with a delicious combination of crunchy fresh veggies. Munch munch! Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Eggplant Parmesan – Delicious eggplant, breaded and roasted to crispy perfection, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. Could it be any more of a crowd pleaser?. Single serving $10
“The Good Shepherd”‘s Pie – The vegetarian version of a British classic, The Good Shepherd’s pie (lentil-herd’s pie?) features a delicious savory base of hearty lentils and veggies, topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Gluten free. Single Serving $10
Chinese Noodle Soup  – Need to warm up on a cold day? Try this delicious soup: savory Asian-style broth chock-full of hearty udon noodles and crisp bok choi, mushrooms, and more.  Pint $7
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Citrus Dressing – This unusual seasonal salad features the gentle sweetness of spaghetti squash, paired with a light and zingy dressing and mixed with a delicious combination of crunchy fresh veggies. Munch munch! Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Summer’s last hurrah!

Ratatouille! All the summer veggies!

Ratatouille! All the summer veggies!

We’ve been enjoying a string of the most beautiful late summer/early fall days lately, so here at Harvest Kitchen we’re celebrating this week by making a “greatest summer hits” menu featuring some of our favorite dishes from the summer and enjoying the taste of fresh summer veggies which are still available!

Lots of people think that when back to school rolls around and “the first day of fall” (aka the Autumnal Equinox” happens the farms instantly switch too–and while it’s true that we’re beginning to see more fall crops like butternut squash, broccoli, Asian greens, and more, until frost hits we can continue to enjoy the bounty of the summer with veggies like tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, basil, cucumbers, zucchini, and more.  Since we’re not tied to the academic calendar here at Harvest Kitchen it’s almost like getting an extra month of summer!

But don’t be fooled–the frost is coming and with it the real fall weather will be right around the corner.  But until then, here’s our menu for the week:

Mmm Zucchini Casserole

Mmm Zucchini Casserole

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Greek-style Zucchini Casserole with Pork - We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” We’re adding delicious Italian sausage for our omnivore version. Dinner is served!  Single Serving $10
Classic Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef –   This classic recipe is a delicious combination of ground beef, tomato sauce, rice, cheese, and plenty of veggies. Gluten free. Single serving $10
Ratatouille – Nothing says “Summer veggies” like this traditional French stew of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, and all of the herbs we can find. Buy an extra for the freezer! Gluten free. Pint $7
Three Bean Salad – A perfect picnic snack or lunch at work, our three bean salad includes our delicious green beans along side kidney beans and white beans in a light and flavorful dressing. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Greek-style Zucchini Casserole- We found this tasty recipe in a cookbook from Moosewood restaurant, where it’s been on the menu for over 20 years. According to the cookbook, “The bulghur pilaf, savory zucchini, and feta custard yield a dish that is both exotic and reassuring.” Dinner is served!   Single Serving $10
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers  –  This recipe features a delicious combination of tomato sauce, rice, cheese, and plenty of other  veggies and herbs. Gluten Free. Single serving $10
Ratatouille – Nothing says “Summer veggies” like this traditional French stew of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, and all of the herbs we can find. Buy an extra for the freezer! Gluten free. Pint $7
Three Bean Salad – A perfect picnic snack or lunch at work, our three bean salad includes our delicious green beans along side kidney beans and white beans in a light and flavorful dressing. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Ahoy, Mateys! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Tomato Processing in action

Tomato Processing in action

Arrrrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day be an important holiday here at Harvest Kitchen! We’re swashbuckling it up here while we cook and keeping things piratical.  We hope ye’re having a similarly timber-shivering day! Yarr!

This week also has the autumn equinox–the day and the night will be the same length.  After Tuesday the nights will begin to be longer than the days as we turn towards fall and winter.  Which means summer is officially coming to an end–it seems like it went by very quickly, but here at Harvest Kitchen we’re deep in preparations for a great fall and winter season. We’re freezing lots of tomatoes, corn, peppers, and more tomatoes to use in delicious food all winter long.  Plus we’re beginning to think about doing some more autumnal dishes to take advantage of this amazing season when summer and fall veggies overlap (tomatoes AND butternut squash–mmmm).  Get ready for another amazing season here at HK!

Here’s the menu:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Beef – Another favorite comfort food, our beef stuffed cabbage is topped with our homemade tomato sauce. Will one serving be enough? Gluten free. Single Serving $10

Pork Loin with Apple Sauce – Tender and delicious pork loin pairs deliciously with sweet-and-savory apple sauce for a perfect fall-season meal. Gluten free. Single serving $10

Butternut Ginger Soup – Creamy and smooth, this hearty soup is perfect for warming up an autumn day.  Its bright orange color and rich flavor make it immensely satisfying. Gluten Free. Pint $7

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – This  classic comfort food and features the deliciously flavorful freshly harvested potatoes and our decadant beschemel sauce. Single serving $8

Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Another favorite comfort food, our tasty vegetarian interpretation of the classic stuffed cabbage is topped with our homemade tomato sauce. Will one serving be enough?  Gluten free. Single Serving $10

Polenta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce – Our Italian-style red pepper sauce features the richest flavors of summer and early autumn served over creamy polenta Gluten free. Single serving $10

Butternut Ginger Soup – Creamy and smooth, this hearty soup is perfect for warming up an autumn day.  Its bright orange color and rich flavor make it immensely satisfying. Gluten Free. Pint $7

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – This  classic comfort food and features the deliciously flavorful freshly harvested potatoes and our decadant beschemel sauce. Single serving $8

Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Producer Profile: The Brinery!

Our Producer/Farmer profile series returns this week with this update from our friends at The Brinery.  Here’s the deal:

Producer Name: ​ The Brinery 

Interviewee:​ David Klingenberger

What Harvest Kitchen Sources from you: Tempeh & Fair N By Sauerkraut

History of The Brinery:Our ancestors fermented out of necessity; we’re fermenting because we love it. We aim to stimulate peoples’ inner economies as well as our local economy with our naturally probiotic, raw, and unpasteurized ferments. In the fall of 2010, founder David Klingenberger was standing amidst the fertile fields of Tantré Farm in Chelsea, Michigan looking at an especially large bumper crop of cabbage. Inspired by a deep connection to his German ancestors, he decided to preserve the cabbage in the form of hand-made, wild-fermented sauerkraut. Thus began The Brinery. As the business evolves, we are constantly looking at the world of small-batch, artisanal food through the lens of fermentation. All the best foods are fermented: cheese, salami, hard cider, tempeh, pickles, wine. Every culture has its own, unique traditional fermented foods and we’re excited to be celebrating these ancient culinary traditions in partnership with local, American farmers.

 Who works there: About 7 people most currently living within Washtenaw country.​

Describe your sourcing practices: We work with local, family farms to source as much of our produce as possible. The jar of Galaxy Rose that you have a photo of was actually made completely from organic Watermelon Radishes and Green Cabbage from Tantre Farm.

What makes you unique? The Brinery was founded on the simple and beautiful necessity of eating locally year-round. Our wild-fermented vegetables are grown on Michigan farms and crafted into products that will feed our community throughout the frigid Midwest winters. In this culture of imported, canned and frozen foods, we’ve found a way to nourish our customers, support our local farmers, and educate the community about ancient traditions that deserve a blissful revival in these modern times. Our business aims to produce high quality, flavorful products that embody health and nourishment rather than the frivolity of sugar and fat that some more recent American traditions have embraced.  Says David, “I frequently think of the ancient explorers carrying their wooden kegs of fermented vegetables across the seas with them, not simply for health but out of necessity. I love that we are seeing more of these traditional foods born out of necessity evolve into sophisticated culinary delights. Artisanal, traditional foods with modern flair that preserve the efforts of our local farmers are the future of specialty food business, in my humble opinion.”

What’s a funny story of life at the Brinery​ It’s not funny necessarily, but we all have lunch together everyday and that’s really different

What’s something you’re excited for this season: ​​Seasonal Kimchi. We just made a major decision to change kimchi to be seasonal product. We’ll make napa cabbage kimchis only inthe fall when Michigan napa cabbage is in season and in the spring and summer we’ll be doing a lot of creative small batches of kimchi (cucumber kimchi, boy choy & wild ramps). And hot sauce!

We’re not featuring any of The Brinery’s products this week, but we ARE making some delicious food:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Chicken Cacciatore– A summertime classic–delicious free-range chicken stewed in tomato sauce full of fresh herbs, peppers, and more. Served over pasta. Too flavorful to pass up! Gluten free option available. Single Serving $10

Groundnut Stew with Beef – Journey with us to west Africa for this flavorful stew, overflowing with lean Highland beef from Mclaughlin Farm and a huge variety of fresh vegetables, all brought together in a peanut (groundnut) broth. Served over rice. Single serving $10

Black Bean Soup  –Another Harvest Kitchen classic, this recipe comes to us directly from the Moosewood Restaurant in New York.  Its gentle southwestern tang makes it a delicious stand-alone lunch or accompaniment to any meal. Gluten Free. Pint $7

Beet and Apple Salad – Sweet and earthy autumnal flavors blend beautifully in this fresh salad.  Crisp apples and sweet beets dressed to perfection in a light citrus dressing.  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5

Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Stuffed Eggplant Nicoise – Tender eggplant stuffed with a fragrant vegetable-studded rice pilaf. A delight to serve and enjoy. Gluten free. Single Serving $10

Vegetarian Groundnut Stew – A long-time Harvest Kitchen favorite, this hearty African-style stew features peanuts (groundnuts) along with winter squash, fresh tomatoes, green veggies, and so much more.  Served over brown rice. Single serving $10

Black Bean Soup  –Another Harvest Kitchen classic, this recipe comes to us directly from the Moosewood Restaurant in New York.  Its gentle southwestern tang makes it a delicious stand-alone lunch or accompaniment to any meal. Gluten Free. Pint $7

Beet and Apple Salad – Sweet and earthy autumnal flavors blend beautifully in this fresh salad.  Crisp apples and sweet beets dressed to perfection in a light citrus dressing. Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5

Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Power Outage Short Post

This Friday’s storm knocked out the power at Mary’s house, interrupting internet access and delaying this post.  Apologies for the short and late post.  Never fear, all is well at Harvest Kitchen and food is on track for the week.  Thanks for your support!

Here’s a picture of Zlatko at Homegrown Festival:

Here’s the menu for the week:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Moussaka– This popular layered Greek dish comes to life with ground Michigan lamb, flavorful potatoes, luscious eggplant, and a creamy cheese sauce. Single Serving $10

Veggie-Rich Quinoa Chard Wraps with Ground Pork  – Our ever-popular quinoa chard wraps gin a summer-y direction this time: we’re stuffing the chard with tons of delicious ground pork and plenty of summertime veggies. Gluten Free. Single serving $10
September Vegetable Soup – A soup featuring all the flavors of summer, including a smooth tomato-celery-sweet pepper base and delicious kale. Gluten Free.  Pint $7

Classic Pasta Salad with Veggies – Just like you remember from childhood, our creamy pasta salad is perfect for summer’s final picnic. Full of fresh veggies and smooth pasta deliciousness. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Vegetarian Moussaka– This popular layered Greek dish comes to life with zucchini, flavorful potatoes, luscious eggplant, and a creamy cheese sauce. Vegan version available Single Serving $10

Veggie-Rich Quinoa Chard Wraps  – Our ever-popular quinoa chard wraps go in a summer-y direction this time: we’re stuffing the chard with plenty of summertime veggies. Gluten Free. Single serving $10

September Vegetable Soup – A soup featuring all the flavors of summer, including a smooth tomato-celery-sweet pepper base and delicious kale. Gluten Free. Pint $7

Classic Pasta Salad with Veggies – Just like you remember from childhood, our creamy pasta salad is perfect for summer’s final picnic. Full of fresh veggies and smooth pasta deliciousness. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

 

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YES We’re Open For Labor Day! Also, come to the Homegrown Festival!

At the Homegrown Festival

At the Homegrown Festival

It’s hard to believe that September is here–it seems like the summer just flew by!  But, here we are again.  Lots of you folks are going back to school (or the rhythm of your life is changing because school is beginning again).  Here at Harvest Kitchen, things continue at a frenetic summertime pace through September as the very finest veggies our local farms have to offer continue to roll in at an unrelenting speed until frost.  So, all of that is to say, the food in September and October is some of the freshest and most delicious we ever get to make, so please stop in and buy plenty!  Enjoy these fresh flavors while they last!

We WILL be open on Monday for Labor Day.  We hope you’ll come visit us and join us in singing some Pete Seeger songs or doing other suitable Labor Day celebratory activities.

Also this week, on Saturday Sept 6, we’ll have a booth at the Homegrown Festival, which takes place from 6-10 pm at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.  Definitely plan to stop by this FREE event to enjoy tons of local food, local libations (beer and wine and more!), live music, kids activities, dancing, and all of your friends (all of them!).  More info is here.

With all this fun and excitement, don’t forget to try this week’s tasty treats:

Omnivore

Stoplight Salad looking lovely

Stoplight Salad looking lovely

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Turkish-Style Braised Eggplant  and Beef with cous cous – My friend Nell’s go-to eggplant dish, this savory main features eggplant and beef braised in a sweet and savory tomato sauce, served over delicious cous cous. To die for. Gluten free option available. Single Serving $10
Summer Medley Quiche with Bacon – Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with fresh carrots, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, and savory Michigan bacon, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ pie – $14
Stoplight Salad -  This fun and flavorful salad has all the colors of a stop light: red peppers and tomatoes, green peppers and herbs, and yellow corn. Tossed with a light and tasty dressing, this could almost be a meal in itself. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and kale combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing to complete our traffic theme. You’ll love it!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Turkish-Style Braised Eggplant with cous cous – My friend Nell’s go-to eggplant dish, this savory main features eggplant braised in a sweet and savory tomato sauce, served over delicious cous cous. To die for. Gluten free option available. Single Serving $10
Summer Medley Quiche  – Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with fresh carrots, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ pie – $14
Stoplight Salad -  This fun and flavorful salad has all the colors of a stop light: red peppers and tomatoes, green peppers and herbs, and yellow corn. Tossed with a light and tasty dressing, this could almost be a meal in itself. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and kale combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing to complete our traffic theme. You’ll love it!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Post-wedding Short Post

First Glimpse of Wedding Photos: Mary and Zlatko get married!

First Glimpse of Wedding Photos: Mary and Zlatko get married!

I hope you’ll all forgive another very short post. It’s been a really busy week: here at Harvest Kitchen we’ve been recovering from the wedding (and the wedding catering!), AND getting used to filling orders at the totally awesome Argus Farm Stop which opened this week on Ann Arbor’s West Side. All in all we’ve been running around like crazy! Look for regular-length blog posts to resume next week. Thanks for understanding!
Here’s the menu:

Omnivore

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Strata!

Strata!

Sweet Pepper Strata with Bacon - This delicious casserole contrasts a creamy topping with savory Mexican-spiced peppers and a golden pilaf.  With nice crispy bacon, this filling strata is the flavor of summer.   Single Serving  – $10
Summer-fresh Beef Chili – Chili-expert Ryan combines summer’s freshest veggies (tomatoes, corn, peppers, and more) and Mclaughlin’s delicious beef into a savory taste-sensation.  Crack open a bag of tortilla chip and sit back and enjoy a delicious red chili. Gluten free. Single Serving  $10
White Bean Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Eggplant – Hearty enough to be a meal in itself, this delicious salad is overflowing with the sweet and savory flavors of roasted vegetables. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Watermelon Feta Salad – Sweet and savory combine in this refreshing summertime salad. Enjoy it while it’s fresh because summer’s flavors are fleeting!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian

(made fresh Monday and Thursday–also available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market)

Vegetarian Sweet Pepper Strata - This delicious casserole contrasts a creamy topping with savory Mexican-spiced peppers and a golden pilaf.  This filling strata is the flavor of summer.   Single Serving$10
Summer-fresh Vegetarian Chili – Chili-expert Ryan combines summer’s freshest veggies (tomatoes, corn, peppers, and more) into a savory taste-sensation.  Crack open a bag of tortilla chip and sit back and enjoy a delicious red chili. Gluten free. Single Serving  $10
White Bean Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Eggplant – Hearty enough to be a meal in itself, this delicious salad is overflowing with the sweet and savory flavors of roasted vegetables. Gluten Free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Watermelon Feta Salad – Sweet and savory combine in this refreshing summertime salad. Enjoy it while it’s fresh because summer’s flavors are fleeting!  Gluten free. Pint $8 or Half Pint $5
Salad Mix with House Dressing  – A delicious green salad blend featuring fresh seasonal greens from a variety of local farms, paired with our delicious seasonal salad dressing. Gluten Free. 5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

 

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