Occasionally I’m nice to people trying to get their work on-line….
This Guest Post, by Wendy Dessler, is one of those times.
Growing Your Own Food From Seed
Photo credit: Bingaman Mellish
It is hard to believe that 2018 is more than half over. Yet, here we are in the middle of August. This particular post is written for a … Continue reading.....
Having a vegetable garden (potager) is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake.
It’s a lot of work for six or seven months, depending on your growing season, but being able to grow and eat your own vegetables all summer, fresh from the garden, is wonderful.
Having the freezer full of soups and the cellar full of winter … Continue reading.....
One knows summer is in full swing when the kitchen counter is covered in summer squash.
I have been harvesting them for 2 weeks now, and already have about 10 quarts of soup in the freezer for winter lunches.
I let them get about 10″ (25cm) long for using in soup – only because it saves effort on my part.… Continue reading.....
Our neighbor had to go to a wedding in Scotland. As they were going to be gone for a few weeks, the poor folks had to find a home for.some smoked salmon that wouldn’t keep.
Being a good neighbor, I volunteered.
It was what we aficionados refer to as ‘ends’. I buy the same thing.
When one is presenting a … Continue reading.....
I rarely see fresh beets (beetroot) here.
It’s not a vegetable I really liked when I was younger, but I have always loved pickled beets.
What I remember most clearly about the first time I made pickled beets is the mess.
Red beets, the most common, leave a lovely, wine-colored stain on everything they touch.
Fresh beets have to be … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I had 20 of these baby pumpkins?
When one ‘cooks with the seasons’ one can get into a rut….
Asparagus in spring, zucchini in summer and pumpkins / winter squashes in fall.
When one has a garden and grows vegetables that rut can get very, very deep.
Here’s another stuffed baby pumpkin recipe.
The pumpkin flesh … Continue reading.....
I ate my last tomato today.
Then I pulled up the rest of the plants in my potager and put the first layer of grass clippings on top – a winter blanket for the garden.
The only thing that recovered from the 2 weeks of cold, wet weather we had during the first half of September is the grass. We’re … Continue reading.....
Aren’t they cute?
These little pumpkins are from seeds given to me by my friend from our conversation group. She said they are Jack Be Little.
The smallest is just 3 inches across and the largest is a whopping 4 inches.
They are just crying out to be stuffed for a first course, don’t you think?
So I did….
If … Continue reading.....