Posts by Jen Boggs

Instant Pot Heirloom Dried Beans

Recipe by Chef Tony Martineau In the past several years, accomplished chefs nationwide have welcomed Heirloom Dried Beans to their menu. These colorful gems are loaded with protein and flavor. They pair well with any of the offshoots of the five “Mother Sauces” and they take on the flavor of your favorite herbs and spice blends nicely. I generally use a traditional pressure cooker or the stove top method to bring them to the desired soft creamy texture. But last week, I began cooking beans with an Instant Pot. This method is easy and to the point. Here are a few simple suggestions. Soak or...

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Instant Pot New England Baked Beans

By Chef Tony Martineau Modern cooking technology meets good old fashioned baked beans! Use your heirloom beans — one kind or try a mix — to make this New England favorite. Ingredients: Two Cups Green Thumb Farms Dried Heirloom Beans – Yellow Eye, Soldier or Jacob’s Cattle beans work well! ⅓ Cup molasses 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1.5 tsp. dry mustard ⅛ tsp. black pepper 3 Cups of boiling water 2.5 tsp. or to taste, salt (to be added after cooking) 2 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with ¼ Cup cold water to create a slurry, mix well before adding Pre-soak: On a cookie sheet, sort beans...

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Smoked Trout Bean Dip using leftover Jacob’s Cattle Beans

Recipe by Chef Tony Martineau What do you do with leftover Instant Pot Jacob’s Cattle Beans? Make Smoked Trout Bean Dip! Jacob’s Cattle Beans are also called Trout Beans in some parts of the U.S. I hope you’ll love this quick easy Smoked Trout Bean Dip! (Dip pro-tip: I love Smoked Trout Dip with crackers.) Ingredients: 2 Cups cooked Trout Beans ¼ Cup mayo ¼ Cup sour cream or plain yogurt 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. finely ground Apple Smoked Salt (check your local health food store) 3 Tbsp. fine chopped green onions + a sprinkle for garnish 1 tsp. dried dill + a sprinkle for garnish...

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Bean Dip using leftover Instant Pot Soldier or Yellow Eye Beans

Recipe by Chef Tony Martineau What do you do with leftover Instant Pot Soldier or Yellow Eye Beans? Try this EASY recipe for delicious bean dip! Ingredients: 2 Cups of cooked Soldier or Yellow Eye Beans 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 small crushed garlic clove or ½ tsp. granulated garlic ¼ cup Tahini 2 Tbsp. olive oil plus some to drizzle 1 Tbsp. water Scant pinch of paprika Sea salt to taste Method Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust consistency with water if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning if you like. Place dip in a serving bowl or on an appetizer tray, and drizzle...

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Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

(Fryeburg, Maine) – November 15, 2019 Green Thumb Farms launched a new program this fall to discover and develop new potato varieties. The goal of “Farmer’s First” is two-fold: to give retailers a way to offer something new and to give consumers new products that work well in their kitchens. Every year, Green Thumb will partner with a retailer to identify a potato variety they think their customers will love. Then Green Thumb will grow the variety in the farm’s exceptional soil and microclimate to ensure that they can successfully cultivate that particular variety. With the Farmer’s First...

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