Monthly Archives: May 2017

Beer-Battered Asparagus with Garlic Aoili

By |2017-05-31T13:16:26-05:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recipes provided by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services. Beer-Batter 1 ½ c all-purpose flour ½ c cornstarch 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 (12-oz) bottle of beer Oil for frying Vegetables or fish of choice, cut to desired size In a deep pot, pour a 1 1/2- inch layer of oil. [...]

Asparagus Pizza

By |2017-05-31T13:01:04-05:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Becky Ringsby of Savor Specialty Chef Services recently led a Wheatsfield Cooperative cooking class on one of everyone’s favorite signs of spring – Asparagus! Since she want to keep this veggie on the dinner table for as many nights as she can, Becky has devised a repertoire of recipes which highlight the crisp, bright green [...]

June Co-op Nickel Recipient

By |2017-05-31T10:56:03-05:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Iowa NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Iowa supports, educates and advocates for individuals living with mental illness and their family members at no charge to the participants. The organization mainly serves Ames, ISU students and Story County residents though their educational classes, support groups and their [...]

May Board Highlights

By |2017-05-30T14:25:05-05:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Highlights from the May 17th Board Meeting. 1. Wheatsfield welcomed 23,649 customers during April 2017; 13% more customers than April 2016. This is the highest number of customers ever in a single month! 2. The member financing campaign closed April 30. Wheatsfield exceeded our goal of $350,000 by 29%, bringing the final amount raised to [...]

Artisan Bratwursts for Summer Grilling

By |2017-05-24T09:32:59-05:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It’s time to start planning the first delicious outdoor menu of the summer. Brats are a perfect item to grill because they come in many flavors and they always satisfy a hungry crowd. Technically bratwurst is a fresh, link sausage made with pork and sometimes veal.  Wheatsfield’s artisanal sausages feature local Beeler’s pork.  In addition, [...]

Soft-Scrambled Eggs

By |2017-05-17T16:57:02-05:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services 7156 Makes 4 8 eggs 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 Tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small cubes, divided Prosciutto or another crumbled meat, optional pepper, chives or green onion, cheese, optional Preheat oven to 350. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange prosciutto slices in individual lines, [...]

Savory Garlic and Herb Scones

By |2017-05-17T14:01:29-05:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services 2 1/4 c (10 oz) unbleached all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-in cubes, plus more (melted and browned) for topping 2 tsp minced garlic, about 2 large cloves 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp finely [...]

No Bake Apricot Cashew Energy Bars

By |2017-05-17T13:48:52-05:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Makes 14 bars Make your own natural, no-sugar added energy bars—they're a cinch to prepare and perfect to take to work for a snack or on a weekend bike ride. 1 1/2 c chopped dried apricots 1/2 c cashews 1/2 c almonds 1/2 c cashew butter 1/2 c peanut butter 1 c flaked coconut 1/3 c [...]

Local Spring Produce Update!

By |2017-05-20T12:13:53-05:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

May 2017 Produce Parable Adam Calder, Produce Manager Spring is in full swing in Iowa, and as such the produce department is getting busier by the day.  There’s local organic rhubarb from Small Potatoes Farm in Minburn.  We’ve got assorted micro-greens from Organic Greens in Kalona.  The herbs from Mariposa Farms in Grinnell are as [...]

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