Harvest Kitchen http://www.harvest-kitchen.com Fresh, Convenient Meals from Local Farms Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:21:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ypsi Tasty Grub Crawl Returns! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/22/ypsi-tasty-grub-crawl-returns/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/22/ypsi-tasty-grub-crawl-returns/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:20:15 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6314
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We’re excited to once again be participating in the awesome YpsiTasty Grub Crawl this Tuesday, July 26, from 5-9 pm.  YpsiTasty is cosponsored by the A2Y Chamber of Commerce and Growing Hope.  The idea is that participants can visit a bunch of fantastic local restaurants and food businesses and sample products highlighting local and seasonal ingredients.  Tickets are available here. We hope you can join us! Last year the event was great fun.  We’ll be serving samples of our ever-popular Curried Chicken Salad and the refreshing Chilled Dilled Cucumber Soup. Mmmmm!  You’ll also be able to try amazing samples from places like Bona Sera, Maiz, Ugly Mug, Ypsi Food Co-op, Sidetracks, Aubrees, and more.  And it’s all for a good cause!  So stop by! Here’s a fun moment from 2014’s Ypsi Tasty:

Creamy Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken–  Summer is truly here when stuffed zucchini hit the menu.  These delicious squash are stuffed with a savory, creamy filling including chicken, white beans, peppers and more. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
Thai Noodle Salad with Marinated Pork  – We’re reinventing this refreshing salad as a main dish for hot summer days by topping it with thinly sliced marinated pork.  Fresh herbs and onions  and a variety of fresh vegetables brighten the coconut milk dressing of this tasty noodle salad.  Gluten free option available.1 lb serving $11
Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup –  Try a new summer favorite! According to Farmer John’s Cookbook, “Pureed avocado combined with the unique silky texture of pureed raw zucchini makes for a soup so smooth it defies description.” Gluten Free. Pint $7
Beet, Carrot, and Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette This unusual combination comes from The Boxing Clever Cookbook and was a big hit when we made it a few years ago. It’s not often that we get these veggies in combination, but this zingy classic will make your tastebuds tingle. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Vegetarian Creamy Stuffed Zucchini  –  Summer is truly here when stuffed zucchini hit the menu.  These delicious squash are stuffed with a savory, creamy filling including carrots, cream cheese, peppers and more. Gluten Free. .1 lb serving $11
Thai Noodle Salad with Marinated Tofu  – We’re reinventing this refreshing salad as a main dish for hot summer days by topping it with chunks of marinated and fried tofu.  Fresh herbs and onions  and a variety of fresh vegetables brighten the coconut milk dressing of this tasty noodle salad.  Gluten free option available.1 lb serving $11
Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup –  Try a new summer favorite! According to Farmer John’s Cookbook, “Pureed avocado combined with the unique silky texture of pureed raw zucchini makes for a soup so smooth it defies description.” Gluten Free. Pint $7
Beet, Carrot, and Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette This unusual combination comes from The Boxing Clever Cookbook and was a big hit when we made it a few years ago. It’s not often that we get these veggies in combination, but this zingy classic will make your tastebuds tingle. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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#humansofHarvestKitchen : Customers share their stories! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/15/humansofharvestkitchen-customers-share-their-stories/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/15/humansofharvestkitchen-customers-share-their-stories/#comments Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:06:00 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6312
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Here are some photos from our #humansofharvestkitchen series that highlight our lovely customers sharing their feedback:


 


 

Here’s the menu:

Veggie-Rich Quinoa Chard Wraps with Ground Pork  – Our ever-popular quinoa chard wraps take a summer-y direction this time: we’re stuffing the chard with tons of delicious ground pork and plenty of summertime veggies. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
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 Black Oak Farm pork sausage for our omnivore version. Dinner is served! 1 lb serving $11
Deli-style Borscht –  Thick and delicious, this refreshing (and brightly colored!) borscht is the perfect soup for a hot summer day. Serve cold and enjoy the crunch of cucumbers and the savor of dill. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Sesame Cucumber Salad –  A long-time HK favorite, this sesame-seasoned marinated cucumber salad is surprisingly refreshing and delicious–probably because of all the great ingredients! 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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, flavorful seasoning, and more. Gluten Free.1 lb serving $11
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!  1 lb serving $11
Deli-style Borscht –  Thick and delicious, this refreshing (and brightly colored!) borscht is the perfect soup for a hot summer day. Serve cold and enjoy the crunch of cucumbers and the savor of dill. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Sesame Cucumber Salad –  A long-time HK favorite, this sesame-seasoned marinated cucumber salad is surprisingly refreshing and delicious–probably because of all the great ingredients! 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Local Farmers Need Rain! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/08/local-farmers-need-rain/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/08/local-farmers-need-rain/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:05:42 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6310
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Drip irrigation in action at Goetz Farm

Drip irrigation in action at Goetz Farm

As I write a big thunderstorm is bearing down on Depot Town.  I hope that plenty of this rain will fall on our farmers’ fields–it’s been a while since we got good rain and our farmers NEED it.  Some of the small farmers we buy from use irrigation to keep the crops going (drip irrigation does this in an eco-friendly and sustainable way), but nothing can replace a good soaking rain.  However, a big storm isn’t always the answer–too much rain quickly can flood the fields and damage the crops.  The ideal is slow soaking rain at regular intervals, but most years this doesn’t happen: we’ll get too much or too little during the growing season.  It’s at times like this we start scanning the weather forecast for rain.  Luckily many of the crops are adaptable and can still succeed and bounce back despite the non-ideal weather conditions.  Another thing that helps our local farmers is crop diversity: if one crop is struggling because of the weather, another crop might be thriving.  When this happens we adapt our menu to highlight those crops that are doing especially well.  I’ve been asking our farmers what this drought will mean for the crops, and so far it’s too soon to tell, but you can be assured that whatever happens weather-wise, you’ll find Harvest Kitchen adapting to meet the challenge.

In the mean time, here’s this week’s menu:

Spring Rolls with Chicken –  Back by popular demand! Shredded chicken combines with the freshest crunchy vegetables like sprouts, carrots, and cabbage. Wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut dipping sauce, our spring rolls are a refreshing meal. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
Summer Vegetable Chicken Curry with Brown Rice  –  Savory, flavorful, and full of spices, this delicious chicken curry is bound to be a big hit.  Served over brown rice and featuring a delicious assortment of fresh summer veggies. Gluten free. 1 lb serving $11
Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint – A refreshing and delicious soup, this creamy concoction will cool you down and brighten any summer day. Gluten free. Pint $7
Sauteed Summer Squash with Pesto – Another summertime favorite, lightly sauteed summer squash and zucchini highlight the delicious flavor of pesto. Essential summertime enjoyment! 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Spring Rolls with Marinated Tofu –  Marinated tofu combines with the freshest crunchy vegetables like sprouts, carrots, and cabbage. Wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut dipping sauce, our spring rolls are a refreshing meal. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
Summer Vegetable Curry with Brown Rice  –  Savory, flavorful, and full of spices, this delicious vegetarian curry is bound to be a big hit.  Served over brown rice and featuring a delicious assortment of fresh summer veggies. Gluten Free.1 lb serving $11
Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint – A refreshing and delicious soup, this creamy concoction will cool you down and brighten any summer day. Gluten free. Pint $7
Sauteed Summer Squash with Pesto – Another summertime favorite, lightly sauteed summer squash and zucchini highlight the delicious flavor of pesto. Essential summertime enjoyment! 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Happy Independence Day! We’ll be open all week! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/01/happy-independence-day-well-be-open-all-week/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/07/01/happy-independence-day-well-be-open-all-week/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:58:21 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6306
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Beet and Carrot Croquettes

Beet and Carrot Croquettes

Happy Independence Day everyone!  We’ll be open on Monday for the holiday.  We’re making a fantastic holiday-themed menu, so even if you have to work you can get into the Fourth of July spirit all week long, enjoying such picnic classics as Pulled Pork sandwiches, Collard Greens, Coleslaw and more.  I also want to draw your attention to our amazing vegetarian Beet and Carrot Croquettes.  Long-time Harvest Kitchen customers know that our seasonal croquette varieties are always full of fresh seasonal flavors and make a satisfying vegetarian meal.  Our Beet and Carrot croquettes will make a great option for any vegetarians attending your Fourth of July BBQ.  Don’t be satisfied with just eating sides or trying flavorless veggie burgers! Enjoy the savory delights of beet and carrot croquettes–don’t be surprised if even the omnivores want to try a few bites!

Here’s the menu

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches –Our delicious pulled pork sandwich features tender, slow-cooked pork seasoned to perfection with our homemade BBQ sauce and is served with a homemade wheat bun from our friends at Kapnick Orchard. (Gluten Free without buns) Filling for two sandwiches with two buns $11
Italian Zucchini Pie with Sausage –  Homemade herbed crust is the perfect background for this flavorful quiche-style filling.  Zucchini plays a role, of course, but we also feature local dairy, more of that delicious ground pork sausage from Black Oak Farm, and so many herbs.  7″ pie – $15
Braised Collards with Ham Hocks – A summer classic, hearty collard greens are cooked to tender, savory perfection with smoked ham hocks from Black Oak Farms. Gluten free. Single Serving $8
Creamy Coleslaw – Crispy cabbage and carrots in a delicious mayonnaise dressing, this traditional coleslaw is the ideal companion to any meal this week.  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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Beet and Carrot Croquettes with Root Veggies–  Back by popular demand, these seasonal veggie croquettes are full of grated roots, cheese, rice, and plenty of flavor. Sweet and delicious, these are unlike any veggie burgers you’ve had before–perfect for the vegetarians at your table.  We’re pairing this dish with a lovely side of root veggies. Gluten Free option available.1 lb Serving  $11
Vegetarian Italian Zucchini Pie –  Homemade herbed crust is the perfect background for this flavorful quiche-style filling.  Zucchini plays a role, of course, but we also feature local dairy, plenty of mozzarella, and so many herbs.  7″ pie – $15
Braised Collards – A summer classic, hearty collard greens are cooked to tender, savory perfection. Gluten free. Single Serving $8
Creamy Coleslaw – Crispy cabbage and carrots in a delicious mayonnaise dressing, this traditional coleslaw is the ideal companion to any meal this week.  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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Product Highlight: Curried Chicken Salad http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/24/product-highlight-curried-chicken-salad/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/24/product-highlight-curried-chicken-salad/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:39:19 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6304
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Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

This week I want to direct your attention to our curried chicken salad.  Those in the know are probably already paying attention–it’s delicious.  One friend refers to it as “danger salad” because you think you’re just going to eat a bite and then you find yourself finishing the whole container!

Here’s what makes our chicken salad special: we roast organic chickens from Millers organic cooperative (near the Indiana-Michigan border, in our local foodshed!).  We pick the chickens, including breast and dark meat. Then we mix them with local honey and onions, organic pumpkin seeds and currants, organic mayonnaise, and a host of delicious organic spices.  Our chicken salad is the perfect blend of creamy and flavorful, with plenty of Indian spices but not much HOT spiciness.  Many customers praise our chicken salad over similar products from other sources.  We’re not sure what sets us apart, but we suspect it’s our fantastic ingredients and small batch quality.

If you’ve never tried our curried chicken salad, visit us this week to give it a try.  This summer we’re also offering curried chicken salad wrap sandwiches which make a great picnic or quick lunch.

Chicken Parmesan – Millers Organic chicken, breaded to crispy perfection, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. Could it be any more of a crowd pleaser? Served over a bed of rotini. 1 lb serving $11
Spinach Risotto Patties with Bacon-  Addictively delicious, these springtime treasures won’t last long.  Fresh spinach meets its match in creamy risotto, formed into patties and roasted to crisp-creamy perfection.  14 oz serving $11
Cucumber Dill Soup – Cool down a summer day with our chilled, dilled, delicious cucumber-yogurt soup. What could be more refreshing? Gluten free. Pint  $7
Lentil Salad with Greens – This deliciously hearty salad features a creamy yogurt dressing, bulghur wheat and fresh kale. Could almost be a meal in itself. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Polenta with Glazed Onions, Greens, and Blue Cheese –  This hearty entree features creamy polenta studded with savory blue cheese and sweetly glazed onions and flavorful cooked greens. Not to be missed. Gluten Free. 1 lb Serving  $11
Spinach Risotto Patties-  Addictively delicious, these springtime treasures won’t last long.  Fresh spinach meets its match in creamy risotto, formed into patties and roasted to crisp-creamy perfection.  14 oz serving $11
Cucumber Dill Soup – Cool down a summer day with our chilled, dilled, delicious cucumber-yogurt soup. What could be more refreshing? Gluten free. Pint  $7
Lentil Salad with Greens – This deliciously hearty salad features a creamy yogurt dressing, bulghur wheat and fresh kale. Could almost be a meal in itself. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

 

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Product Highlight: Granola http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/17/product-highlight-granola/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/17/product-highlight-granola/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:25:58 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6302
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HK Granola - A great hostess gift or present for college student

HK Granola – A great hostess gift or present for college student

Have you ever tried our granola?  For those who usually just buy our prepared meals, you might not be aware that we make four different varieties of granola from scratch in-house every week by Nathanael, our granola specialist! Since cashews and almonds and such don’t grow in Michigan, we don’t use many local ingredients in our granola, but they’re all made entirely with organic ingredients.  Customers who’ve tried our granola have described it as addictive and they keep coming back for more.  If you haven’t tried it yet, be sure to check out our options and pick one up next time you’re in.  All of our granolas come in two sizes, a quart for $9 or a pint for $5.  They also make great gifts and road trip snacks. Every granola is built on a base of rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and sesame

Mary vending granola at the Farmers Market

Mary vending granola at the Farmers Market

seeds, but each variety is also unique:

Mary’s Crunchy Granola is our original flavor.  It’s lightly sweetened with local honey from “Mind Your Beeswax” and highlights cashews, coconut, and cinnamon.  It’s perfect for folks who love cinnamon in their granola.

Michael’s Special Request Granola is our other lightly sweetened crowd-pleaser.  It features almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds and is popular with people who enjoy larger nut clusters. It’s also gluten free!

Seed-Filled Crunchy Granola is our no-nuts option.  It’s also lightly sweetened with local honey and features pumpkin seeds and cinnamon.

Mary’s Unsweetened Granola is our only granola without honey.  It’s perfect for those who prefer a less sweet option or who are avoiding sweeteners.  It has a pleasant toasted flavor.

Try all four kinds and find your fave!

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. 1 lb serving $11
West African 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 brown rice. Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Spinach Gnocchi Soup – This simple soup highlights the flavors of springtime: tender fresh spinach from our friends at Goetz Farm along with hearty gnocchi noodles and our homemade soup stock. Grab a spoon for this meal-in-a-bowl. Pint $7
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and chard combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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. 1 lb Serving  $11
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. Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Spinach Gnocchi Soup – This simple soup highlights the flavors of springtime: tender fresh spinach from our friends at Goetz Farm along with hearty gnocchi noodles and our homemade soup stock. Grab a spoon for this meal-in-a-bowl. Pint $7
Two Way Street Beets – Beets and chard combine with a delicious citrus-sesame dressing. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Freezer Sale running now! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/10/freezer-sale-running-now/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/10/freezer-sale-running-now/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:15:40 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6300
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Spinach Potato Balls are available in the freezer right now!

Spinach Potato Balls are available in the freezer right now!

Hey folks!

We’re clearing out our freezer inventory with an abbreviated (TWO WEEKS ONLY) Freezer Sale!  As usual, all our freezer items are 25% off (remember to use the coupon code PARSNIP at checkout online).  We’ve got some real treasures in the freezer right now–Chicken Pot Pies, Quiches, Lasagna, Chicken and Dumplings, and Turkish Spinach and Lentil Soup to name just a few.  Bop on over to our online store and place an order, or come visit us at the store in Ypsilanti to browse the menu and consider your options.  You only have til June 21 to take advantage of this special offer, so do it now! (Remember, home delivery and off-site pick ups are available for orders placed online).

On the FRESH menu this week:

Chicken Tikka Masala with Brown Rice – Delicious local chicken marinated in a yogurt-tomato-spice marinade, roasted, and served with a curried tomato sauce. Served over brown rice for a delicious British-Indian delight. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving – $11
Pork with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce – Tender pork paired with an unusual sweet-savory strawberry rhubarb sauce, this dish highlights the seasonal delight of strawberries. Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Cauliflower Millet Soup – This hearty soup is inspired by a favorite recipe from Diet for a Small Planet. It’s a delicious (vegan) alternative to the usual cream-of type soups–full of savory flavors that will have you coming back for more. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Asparagus White Bean Salad –Nothing says springtime like asparagus.  We’re dressing it up with a deliciously light and refreshing feta and lemon dressing. This salad could be a meal in itself. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Tofu Tikka Masala with Brown Rice – Delicious tofu from our friends at Rosewood Products marinated in a yogurt-tomato-spice marinade, cooked to a tender and flavorful perfection, and served with a curried tomato sauce. Served over brown rice for a delicious British-Indian delight. Gluten free. 1 lb serving $11
Tofu Vegetable Croquettes with Sweet and Sour Vegetables –  Our creamy tofu balls pair perfectly with crisp-tender vegetables served in a tangy sweet-and-sour sauce for a delightfully flavorful meal.Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Cauliflower Millet Soup – This hearty soup is inspired by a favorite recipe from Diet for a Small Planet. It’s a delicious (vegan) alternative to the usual cream-of type soups–full of savory flavors that will have you coming back for more. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Asparagus White Bean Salad –Nothing says springtime like asparagus.  We’re dressing it up with a deliciously light and refreshing feta and lemon dressing. This salad could be a meal in itself. 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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Beautiful May Food Photos http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/03/beautiful-may-food-photos/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/06/03/beautiful-may-food-photos/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:44:06 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6287

Here are some photos from May showing our lovely food and a fun catering event!

Asparagus Swiss Quiche with Bacon –  Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with fresh Michigan asparagus, savory Michigan bacon, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ Pie – $14.50
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya –  Rich flavors, Creole spices, summer vegetables straight from the freezer, and of course delicious sausage and chicken. Couldn’t ask for more! Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Sorrel Potato Soup – The bright, lemon-y flavor of sorrel takes a star turn in this delicious soup.  Perfect for a light meal when paired with some crusty bread, this soup is like distilled springtime. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Thai Noodle Salad  – Fresh herbs and onions brighten the coconut milk dressing of this tasty noodle salad.  With delicious fresh vegetables including radishes, carrots, and peas, this salad is hearty enough to be a main dish.  Gluten free option available.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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Asparagus Swiss Quiche –  Everyone loves our flavorful and delicious quiches.  This week we’re filling our homemade pie crusts with fresh Michigan asparagus, and boatloads of local eggs and dairy.  Yum! 7″ Pie – $14.50
Vegetarian Jambalaya with Rice – Rich flavors, Creole spices, summer vegetables straight from the freezer, and hearty black-eyed peas for protein. Couldn’t ask for more! Gluten free. 1 lb Serving $11
Sorrel Potato Soup – The bright, lemon-y flavor of sorrel takes a star turn in this delicious soup.  Perfect for a light meal when paired with some crusty bread, this soup is like distilled springtime. Gluten Free. Pint $7
Thai Noodle Salad  – Fresh herbs and onions brighten the coconut milk dressing of this tasty noodle salad.  With delicious fresh vegetables including radishes, carrots, and peas, this salad is hearty enough to be a main dish.  Gluten free option available.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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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We’re open for Memorial Day! Come enjoy awesome food! http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/05/26/were-open-for-memorial-day-come-enjoy-awesome-food/ http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/2016/05/26/were-open-for-memorial-day-come-enjoy-awesome-food/#comments Thu, 26 May 2016 21:04:17 +0000 http://www.harvest-kitchen.com/?p=6285
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Delectable spring rolls

Delectable spring rolls

This week we’ll be at the Farmers Market and also open our usual Monday hours, so be sure to stop by for some delicious food.  We’re making a menu feature many of our favorite dishes and seasonal flavors, so it’s not to be missed.

Also this week I’m going to experiment with trying to use social media to share some of our customer stories.  I was inspired by a customer who came in this week and explained to me that she can’t afford our food all the time, but once every week or two she will let us make dinner for her.  I was really touched that we could help her out, and also interested in her approach to our food–every customer has a different way our food fits into their life and it’s so fun to hear all the different stories.  I’d love to share more of these stories in a “Humans of New York”-style series, so I’ll be asking folks to tell me a little about their experiences and what they love about Harvest Kitchen.  I hope I’ll be able to share your story (and your face? or hands? or something?)! Let me know if you’d like to participate.

And here’s the menu for the week:

Spring Rolls with Chicken –  Back by popular demand! Shredded chicken combines with the freshest crunchy vegetables like sprouts, carrots, and cabbage. Wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut dipping sauce, our spring rolls are a refreshing meal. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
White Lasagna with Beef and Spinach–  This unusual lasagna is a hearty taste of creamy freshness. It includes usual features: delicious cheese, hearty lasagna along with Mclaughlin beef, fresh Goetz spinach, and creamy bechemel sauce in place of tomato sauce..1 lb Serving $11
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 a delicious meal any time! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Arugula Potato Salad – A long-time Harvest Kitchen favorite, our potato salad recipe is a special treat–a light dijon vinaigrette and plenty of arugula, red onions, and tomatoes pair with delicious potatoes. Make any meal a picnic!   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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Spring Rolls with Marinated Tofu –  Marinated tofu combines with the freshest crunchy vegetables like sprouts, carrots, and cabbage. Wrapped in rice paper and served with peanut dipping sauce, our spring rolls are a refreshing meal. Gluten Free. 1 lb serving $11
White Lasagna with Spinach–  This unusual lasagna is a hearty taste of creamy freshness. It includes usual features: delicious cheese, hearty lasagna along with fresh Goetz Farm spinach, and creamy bechemel sauce in place of tomato sauce.1 lb Serving $11
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 a delicious meal any time! Gluten Free.  Pint $7
Arugula Potato Salad – A long-time Harvest Kitchen favorite, our potato salad recipe is a special treat–a light dijon vinaigrette and plenty of arugula, red onions, and tomatoes pair with delicious potatoes. Make any meal a picnic!   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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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Another load of old growth asparagus headed for the kitchen.

Another load of old growth asparagus headed for the kitchen.

One thing our customers mention about Harvest Kitchen is the opportunity to try “something different”…something that isn’t on their regular home cooking menu.  This week’s menu highlights exactly the kind of food they’re talking about: two savory entrees featuring the delicious springtime flavor of…rhubarb!  I know, you’re probably more familiar with rhubarb as a sweet flavor in rhubarb pie, but the savory direction is new for many of our customers.  We’ve made the Persian Beef Stew with Rhubarb and the Lentil Rhubarb Stew with Indian Spices at this time of year for a few years now, and we really love this special spring menu.  If you’re wondering what a stew with rhubarb might taste like, never fear–it’s not an overpowering bitterness.  Instead, the rhubarb brings a rich savory flavor to the stew, similar to what a squirt of lemon juice would add.  It’s a delicious flavor adventure, and definitely an example of “something different”.  We love highlighting seasonal flavors, and nothing says SPRING like fresh rhubarb.  Give these special seasonal stews a try and see for yourself!

We’re looking forward to the coming weeks as more and more delicious fresh vegetables become available.  Stay tuned for more special springtime menu selections.

Persian-style Beef Stew with Rhubarb – This delicious stew is a favorite flavor combination from Persian cuisine: it features delicious lean beef from Mclaughlin Farm and fresh rhubarb along with plenty of fresh herbs. Served over cous cous. Gluten Free option available. 1 lb serving $11
Pulled Pork Enchiladas –Fresh tortillas from The Tortilla Factory baked with our homemade, veggie-rich pork enchilada filling, homemade sauce, and of course, plenty of cheese. Gluten Free.1 lb Serving $11
Carrot Ginger Soup – Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to feature this sweet, bright, zesty soup once more.  Truly a refreshing meal in any season.  Gluten Free. Pint $7
Coleslaw – Crispy cabbage and carrots in a delicious mayonnaise dressing, this traditional coleslaw is the ideal companion to any meal this week,  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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

Lentil and Rhubarb Stew with Indian Spices – With a mix of Indian spices and mild chili, rhubarb becomes part of a stunningly flavorful vegetarian main course, courtesy of Mark Bitman in the New York Times. Served over cous cous. Gluten Free option available.  1 lb serving $11
Vegetarian Enchiladas –Fresh tortillas from The Tortilla Factory baked with our homemade, veggie-rich bean enchilada filling, homemade sauce, and of course, plenty of cheese. Gluten free.  1 lb Serving $11
Carrot Ginger Soup – Back by popular demand, we’re delighted to feature this sweet, bright, zesty soup once more.  Truly a refreshing meal in any season.  Gluten Free. Pint $7
Coleslaw – Crispy cabbage and carrots in a delicious mayonnaise dressing, this traditional coleslaw is the ideal companion to any meal this week,  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.  5 oz salad with 4 oz dressing $8

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