Recipe of the Week - Eggplant and Tomato Gratin

Serves 4

2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into ½ inch thick slices
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggplants (2 pounds total), cut into ½ inch thick slices
¼ cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs
¾ teaspoon dried oregano
¾ teaspoon dried basil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup fat-free half-and-half
1 ½ cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Place tomato slices on paper towels; sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Place more paper towels on top. Let stand 30 minutes. Pat top of tomatoes to remove as much liquid as possible.

Coat both sides of eggplant with nonstick cooking spray. Heat broiler.

Broil eggplant slices on baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray for 5 minutes on each side or until tender.

Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees. Coat 2 ½ quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the bottom. Arrange eggplant and tomato slices, alternating, around baking dish and down center in a single layer if possible.

Sprinkle casserole with oregano, basil, garlic and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Drizzle with half-and-half. Top with both kinds of cheese. Cover with foil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is golden. Cool 10 minutes then serve.


This recipe provided by Covered Bridge Gardens
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For to 2016 Flower Season

We will offer a wide range of fresh cut flowers in season.You can purchase them by the bloom or in mixed bouquets. Prices are taylored to your needs. Each week brings something new as more and more buds explode with color. Snap dragons, fox gloves, asters, zinnias, marigolds, batchlor buttons, sunflowers and more. Every flower needs a home, every home needs a flower.

You can find them at our local farm market locations or by appointment visit our farm at 1711 Netecher Rd. Jefferson, Ohio.
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2016 Markets

We bring to the markets our fresh cut flowers, farm grown vegetables, popcorn and cornmeal.

The North Union Farmers Market on Shaker Square - Saturdays 8:00am - noon
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We  offer freshly picked arrangements for your resturant, office or event. In-season fresh cut flowers are avaliable June through September. If you are interested please contact us for a price range taylored to your needs. We are also interested in making your special events perfect with flowers. All flowers are grown on our farm in Jefferson, Ohio. Our unique picks have addored the tables of  Bascule Bridge Grille and Renick Meat Market in the Ashtbaula Harbor.
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