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Recipe for Roulade

A roulade is a wonderful way to pair your favorite meat with fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs with minimal fuss and maximum presentability. Guests will enjoy the elegant spiral of perfectly-cooked meat wrapped delicately around a savory filling; alternatively, feel free to eat this with your fingers right off the cutting board (like we did). This recipe, featured at Hidden Villa's Second Meat Tasting Tour alongside last week's anticuchos, pairs lamb with dried apricots and arugula, but there's no reason you shouldn't experiment with what's on hand. 

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Anticuchos (Peruvian-spiced Heart) Recipe

On Saturday, December 17th, a small group of Hidden Villa supporters, local meat merchants and a few members of the press was invited to join Hidden Villa's Animal Husbandry Manager for a workshop and tasting tour featuring traditional (and untraditional!) cuts of our sustainable, organically-raised meats. We are delighted to be able to share the recipes for four of the dishes served at this event with you. Starting today, we'll be posting a new recipe once a week with pictures! Here, you will find recipes for anticuchos (heart), braised cider lamb shanks, an apricot-spinach lamb roulade and ice cream with maple and bacon toppings. Photo courtesy of the Los Altos Town Crier.

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Produce Like a Local Celebrity

For the past few months we’ve been in the part of our season where produce is overflowing from our fields. As part of the crew growing this food, I am proud to see it getting sent off to many different outlets, used at Hidden Villa events, and feeding many of the staff who live here. I’ve been reflecting on how a farmer’s work becomes very tangible, especially in the summer months.
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Fall Opportunities

Chris at the Duveneck DinnerFall has finally arrived and our school-year programs are back in full swing! Students, teachers and parents are returning to our environmental education programs, CSA shareholders are enjoying the bounty of the autumn harvest, our Community Programs are full of eager participants and our hostel is booked with visitors. It's a really great time to visit the farm and enjoy the beautiful trails, see our farm animals and learn something new in the educational garden.
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