Veggie Ribbons

Zucchini Ribbons

Zucchini Ribbons

Using your vegetable peeler to make perfectly thin delightful ribbons of almost any long vegetable is super easy and super pretty. Obviously, if you have a mandolin, you can use that 😉 Pretty much all these ideas are great sides for anything grilled. Here’s a few ideas:
Summer Squashes: Prepare ribbons with your peeler (a mix of squashes and a carrot is pretty), toss with salt and pepper. Sauté quickly (2 minutes) in a skillet. This is perfect as it is, but you can always accessorize with your fresh lemon thyme leaves, or basil, or parsley, shredded cheese…. There’s a more elaborate version on the blog “Grilled zucchini ribbons”
Cucumbers: Prepare ribbons with your peeler. Toss with a little s&p, vinegar and oil of your choice. I like to toss them with arugula, if I have it, for a nice salad. Reid likes them piled on a sandwich too.
I also like a simple Asian dressing of 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, which, again, is pretty much the same thing, but made different by your selection of vinegars and oils.

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About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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