Vegetable gardening is full of variables. Temperature, moisture, frost free days, insect /pests, maintenance discipline and luck all play roles. I’m recapping 2012 here mainly as a record to myself. … Read More
I have not posted much from the garden lately simply because there is not much going on. After my harvest frenzy, I’ve been concentrating on the kitchen.
Some unseasonably warm … Read More
When I pulled in the harvest, it included 7+ lbs of green tomatoes. Last Sunday I was motivated to use them and not have them go to waste. So I was digging … Read More
In the midst of canning the abundance of produce in the pressure canner, and running out to find some Asafoetida I came across a big beautiful pile of garlic at one of … Read More
A week ago I asked myself, “What on earth are we going to do with all this stuff?”
I’d just pulled 55 lbs of produce in a mad dash to … Read More
Actually, for me to be in a pickle is a good thing!
If you have been following along you know I like pickles, pickled cucumber, chillies, tomatoes, giardiniera. All these … Read More
It’s been a busy few days. Late last week we had a freeze (not just frost) warning which in early October is a little early. I wasn’t expecting a freeze … Read More
Remember those pickled cherry tomatoes from what seems way back when? I said I planned on using them in a warm tomato vinaigrette so here we are.
Today we have a … Read More
Inspired by this beautiful basket of late season produce, I decided to make a pot pie. Who doesn’t love breaking through a crisp buttery crust to reveal a steaming treasure … Read More