Italian Flag Meal

Simply Delicious. Like Italian food, this meal was simply prepared and really yummy, but it wasn't Italian.


The Asparagus: roasted in a cast iron skillet in a 400F oven with olive oil, green onions, mushrooms and Marcoot smoked gouda until browned and melty, with the cheese crusting in the bottom. Oh my.
The Trout: roasted in that same 400F oven, sprinkled with olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic, and sprinkled with coarse sea salt.
The Tomato: sliced and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Tip: Sunchoke 101

These roots of a sunflower variety, also known as Jeruselem Artichoke, look a lot like ginger root. There are different schools of thought on the origin of the name Jeruselem artichoke, which is not from Jeruselem. I believe the one that says someone misunderstood the Italian word "girasole" which means sunflower...Read more


Yellow Dog Farms is a successful small farm in a large part due to Sara and Jamie at Fair Shares CCSA. They were willing to take a chance on a budding (pun intended) first generation Farmer. We were not a supplier to Fair Shares the very first year, but have been ever since and hopefully far into our shared futures.

I am proud to be a supplier and you should be proud to be a member of Fair Shares CCSA where we are all involved in growing and eating better quality, healthy food and supporting small, local businesses and small scale agriculture in Missouri and Illinois.

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