8 ounces plain whole milk Greek yogurt, room temperature
¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
2½ cups heavy cream, chilled
1 cup lemon curd, divided
16 graham crackers, divided
1½ cups blueberry jam or all fruit spread
½ cup fresh blueberries, plus 1 cup for serving
ADVANCE PREPARATION: The cake can be made and remain frozen for two days prior to serving.
2 heaping cups frozen blueberries
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ tablespoon maple syrup
6 ice cubes
Sprig of mint
Slice of peach
Place all the ingredients in a blender or processor. Process or puree until smooth. Spoon into glasses. Garnish and serve.
4 medium to large cucumbers, coarsely chopped
1 cup plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, pressed
1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 scallion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, shredded, plus 4 fronds for garnish
1 tablespoon good green olive oil
Salt and white pepper to taste
Optional: 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup croutons
1 cup blueberries, washed and picked over, plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup plain Greek yogurt, plus 1 tablespoon
¼ cup lite coconut milk
1½ teaspoons honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon sugar
NOTE: Regular milk can be substituted for the coconut milk.
Makes approximately 2 cups
8 oz. steamed or roasted beets
6 oz. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2-3 tablespoons good green olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, pressed or finely minced
½ oz broken walnuts
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Variation: Substitute ¼ cup shredded mint and 3 tablespoons of minced chives for the garlic and nuts. Stir the herbs in after all the processing/blending has been completed.
2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves, crushed/bruised
1 teaspoons fresh thyme, crushed/bruised
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 to 6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
½ cup olive oil
2 cups red wine
3 lb. pork shoulder, cut into 1½" cubes
6 skewers (see note)
4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
1 medium zucchini,
1½ cups plain, non-fat yogurt
½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 large garlic clove, pressed or minced
Kosher salt, to taste
4 pita breads, warmed
3 cups basmati rice, ready and hot when kabobs are done
Sauce may be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to a week.
If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them thoroughly in water before using.
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