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August 1, 2013

Intentional Minimalist: Wrap up a pretty appetizer

This recipe is for a simple yet elegant farm-to-table summer appetizer. It features local produce from 9 Bean Rows Farm, Spring Hollow Farm, Birch Point Farm and locally produced products from Spring Hollow Farm.


Bok Choy Wraps with Goat Cheese

Farm fresh local garlic goat cheese

Farm fresh local bok choy

Farm fresh local radishes

Farm fresh local chives

Farm fresh local chive blossoms

Farm fresh local sage

Farm fresh local sage blossoms

Remove one bunch bok choy leaves from base up on head and set aside. Thinly slice 1/2 cup radishes.

Spread one teaspoon goat cheese on spine of boy choy. Place one radish slice on top of goat cheese and layer with one small sage leaf and one small sage blossom.

Fold bok choy green up to cover spine and wrap bok choy leaf around spine. Tie bok choy wrap with chive and tuck in one chive blossom.

Kristin Celeste Shroeger, of Traverse City, is the recipe creator, photographer, dishwasher and blogger of The Intentional Minimalist, a website encouraging farm-to-table cooking with local, seasonal and sustainable produce. Visit

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