Solar’s FarmerChef Specials

27 Mar
by Francine

It has been a bit hectic around here lately, but that’s no excuse for our quietness…our apologies dear readers!

Summer weather has already begun here in MN and in the past few days the grass has greened and Dad has begun constructing new raised beds and planning his vegetables (but more on that later).

Both Mom and I have been working nearly non-stop at our family’s restaurant, the Solar.  In late February, we began featuring a FarmerChef Special every Wednesday at lunch.  Starting such a special in the bleak mid-Februaury didn’t leave us much to work with, but as evidenced by the photos below, I think we made great use of the leftover fall harvest and winter stores we received from some local farmers.

We had…

  • 3 monster butternut squash
  • 2 bags of assorted onions
  • carrots
  • dried (by me) sage
  • whole wheat flour
  • tomatoes that we froze in October

What we made…

A photo of Butternut Squash Soup

A photo of Soup with Sage Butter

A photo of the sign for Week3

A photo of mint and carrot slaw

A photo of tomato soup

A photo of our produce

Check back tomorrow to see our sixth FarmerChef special.

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6 Responses to “Solar’s FarmerChef Specials”

  1. Year Of Healthier Living March 27, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    That is really wonderful! Love the seasoned breadcrumb idea for soup–yum!

    • realocalcooking March 29, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Thanks! Looking back over all the pictures the one I’m craving the most is the sage soup with the breadcrumbs…so good!

  2. Rachel March 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    These look great! I love the butternut squash soup with sage breadcrumbs- sounds so good, so does the pizza. Yum!

    • realocalcooking March 29, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      :) My brother told me the pizza was a chick pizza…that made me laugh because I think there really are some pizza that appeal to us ladies. We have lovely taste buds..;)

  3. estariol217 March 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Wow, has it been 5 weeks of Farmer Chef specials at the restaurant? Geesh, time flies. Excellent photos, Sis!

    • realocalcooking March 29, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Time files when you’re eating and making yummy food!
      ;)

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