Archive for August 2013

Bread and Tomato Salad

2 c dry bread cubes (1/2” Italian bread) 2 garlic cloves 3T EVOO 2 heaping cups chopped tomatoes 1 T chopped fresh basil 1 T wine or balsamic vinegar Salt and fresh ground pepper In a large skillet, saute bread cubes and garlic in EVOO until garlic […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 24, 2013

What a break with the rain this week. We’ll all enjoy a reprieve from moving hose and drip tape and trying to decide what needs watering the most and which crop’s life will be impacted the most. WHEWWWW! Maybe we can catch up on some more seed […]

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Freezing Corn

(24 large ears yielded 16 cups) Cut off raw kernels of corn to equal 4 quarts or 16 cups. Put in a roasting pan. Add 3 cups of water, 4 tsp salt, 1 T sugar, and 1 stick of butter. Place in a 350 oven in the […]

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Bread and Butter Pickles

Take a large ice cream pail of cukes. This should make 7 pints. 16 cups sliced cucumbers ( washed, not peeled) 6 medium white onions sliced 1 red and 1 green pepper (optional) 1/3 cup salt, pickling – not iodized Mix the above. Cover with ice, mix […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 17, 2013

It sure was fall-ish weather this past week. Sweatshirts feel cozy for a while in the AM but not for long. By the afternoon, we are back to a warm summer day and watering, since it appears that we’ll get no rain for a while. Our Wwoofers […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 4, 2013

We had a fun day with the bees last week. Bill, in his never-ending bug kill, found a swarm laying on the ground in the raspberries. It looked like a writhing log. Luckily we had one last super box with frames in it. So, it was moved […]

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Claussen Clone Pickles

• 3 cups distilled water • 1 1/2 cup white vinegar • 1 tablespoon kosher non-iodine salt • 1/2 teaspoon minced dried garlic or 1 clove • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds • 2 -4 black peppercorns • 2 -4 whole allspice • 1/2-1 whole dried cayenne […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 4, 2013

What a week! We’ve been wrapping up the fall crop plantings with 4 beds of beets, 2 more beds of beans, 2 beds of carrots, another bed of kohlrabi, a bed of chard and spinach, more lettuce, and in garden 1 another bed of cukes and one […]

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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

• 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces • 1/4 cup olive oil • 3 tablespoons lemon juice • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard • 1/8 teaspoon pepper • 1 […]

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Parsley Pesto Potatoes – Grilled

Herb pesto is quick and easy to make in a food processor. Make a double batch, and use the extra on crackers or sandwiches. Ingredients 1 cup fresh parsley, removed from the stems 1 cup pecans (you can substitute walnuts or pine nuts) ¼ cup hard cheese […]

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