Cabbage and Potato Bake – CSA Member Guest Post

We are so excited this week to have a guest post from JB Dixon.  He is what I call a “foodie” and creates some delicious meals……. Greetings,  Pekarek’s Produce fans!  While the brutal hot & dry Summer drags on, I know that if you’re reading this, you’ll agree that it’s so great to be supportingContinue reading “Cabbage and Potato Bake – CSA Member Guest Post”

Zucchini versus Summer Squash

It seems that in Nebraska we are all very familiar with our friend the zucchini – although we may not always spell it correctly.  However, one of its relatives – the yellow squash – is grossly under used. Summer squash is a term for squash that is harvested at a tender, immature stage.  It hasContinue reading “Zucchini versus Summer Squash”

A new wash line

Dobry Den! Meet Laura.  Laura has been part of Pekarek’s Produce since 2010.  She is a college senior at UNL majoring in Horticulture.  We are so lucky to have someone returning to the operation with so much knowledge and a great work ethic!  In this picture she is showing me the beautiful cauliflower harvested thisContinue reading “A new wash line”

Roasted Carrots

Let’s all have some roasted carrots tonight!  These are great finger food for the kids. Ingredients 12 carrots 3 tablespoons OLIVE OIL 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the carrots to desired thickness.  I like 1Continue reading “Roasted Carrots”

Sauted Potatoes with Green Onions

It’s almost hard for this to be called a recipe because it is just so simple and delicious. Ingredients 3 lbs. potatoes from Pekarek’s Produce 1 bunch green onions from Pekarek’s Produce 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste Directions Wash the potatoes and slice in toContinue reading “Sauted Potatoes with Green Onions”

Potatoes are nutritious!

I don’t think anyone has to ask what to do with potatoes.  Bake, boil, mash or fry, a potato can be delicious – even if you spell it with the extra “e.” Potatoes are the highest consumed vegetable in the U.S., only behind corn. You know, it seems potatoes got a bad rap from fadContinue reading “Potatoes are nutritious!”

Broccoli Salad

If you’ve ever noticed, the recipes from Pekarek’s Produce are pretty simple.  That’s because most of the time, our favorite way to eat the vegetables is raw or with some sort of dip.  In that spirit, I present to you my recipe for Broccoli Salad.  This originally came from my mom’s church cook book, butContinue reading “Broccoli Salad”

Summer Rotini Salad

Like many of us, we would like to eat healthy, but sometimes it seems so difficult.   Summer is a busy time for all of us, but it is also the time when a huge variety of vegetables come into season.  So here is a simple way to incorporate your veggies into a 12 minute meal!Continue reading “Summer Rotini Salad”

Baked Zucchini Sticks

I told you we love zucchini in our house.  Try this recipe for zucchini sticks! Ingredients 2-3 zucchini (or other summer squash) 2 Tbs olive oil salt & fresh ground pepper 3 Tbs Bread Crubms Directions 1. Cut zucchini into julienne strips about 2 inches long. 2.Place in a bowl and add bread crumbs andContinue reading “Baked Zucchini Sticks”

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Who doesn’t love zucchini season?  I’m a huge fan of it raw, fried with green onions, and baked with spaghetti sauce on top.  But I LOVE to bake.  So here is a great recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake 🙂 Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoonsContinue reading “Chocolate Zucchini Bread”