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From Wellspring Charitable Gardens this Week - Jan 19, 2023

From the Garden this Week… Purple of Sicily Cauliflower or Flame Star (Yellow/Orange) Cauliflower or Romanesco, Broccoli, Kale, Cilantro, Flat Leaf Parsley, Carrots, Salad Mix, Watermelon Radish, Dill, Grapefruit & Lemon

Using your Produce… by Julie Moreno

Cauliflower has a neutral flavor that can be manufactured into pizza crusts and rice substitutes and other carbohydrate replacements. I will occasionally chop it in the food processor and use it like couscous as the base to a salad. The easiest way to enjoy it is roasting with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Making the addition of Italian seasonings and parmesan cheese to this basic recipe transforms it. Instead of trying to turn cauliflower into something that it is not, I like to serve it instead of pasta. Top it with a meat marinara sauce or alfredo and chicken and enjoy cauliflower as the base and vegetable course for these classic meals.

Italian Roasted Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, cut into


2 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

* Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place cauliflower florets in a large bowl and top with the oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and cheese; toss thoroughly. Pour the seasoned cauliflower out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.

Feathers Ruffled by Soaring Egg Prices?

Chicken Little mistakenly thought (…right, bird brain!) the sky was falling when an acorn dropped on her head. Today, after a feed store visit, she could rightly cluck, “The cost is rising! The cost is rising!” Layer mash and chicken scratch costs have soared the last year – up 22% to $18.50 a 50lb bag. The idiom “That’s chicken feed!” now means “That cost an arm and a l…”, sorry, mixed metaphor, “… a wing and a drumstick!” Are you able to help? Please contribute to our “Buy a Bag & Feed a Chicken” fundraiser. Your gift will help keep egg costs down and make a happy hen. Margaret Thatcher once stated, “It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the egg.”