When I was a child vegetables were as follows:
- Sweet corn: fresh in summer / canned in winter.
- Green beans: fresh in summer / canned in winter (always French cut)
- Peas: fresh in summer / canned in winter
- Carrots: always fresh.
- Rutabagas: always fresh.
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I cut the chard back a few weeks ago. It was looking rather ragged after the summer heat. I think the hot weather makes it more bitter than usual so I hadn’t been picking any.
It’s very happy with the cool weather now and is … Continue reading.....
I have a love / hate relationship with kitchen gadgets.
I want them but I don’t always use them once I finally decide to get them.
I bought a food processor several years ago. I used it for a few weeks, then we moved and … Continue reading.....
In the spring garden I have lettuce, spinach, radishes and chard.
In the summer garden I have tomatoes, green beans, summer squash, onions, sweet corn and chard.
In the fall garden I have tomatoes, winter squash and…. chard.
The sweet corn is only around for … Continue reading.....
Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back.
Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving.
Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again.
As I can’t abide having anything go … Continue reading.....
I can’t believe it’s September already. This year has flown by but then don’t we always say that….
My father explained it to me when I was a child. He said that when one was 5 years old, the 3 months of summer represented 5% … Continue reading.....
I have always loved green beans. They are easily my favorite summer vegetable.
I especially loved the way my other fixed them. (Warning: unhealthy food disclosure to follow.)
First she fried a finely chopped onion in bacon fat. Knowing my mother it was probably a … Continue reading.....
My mother used to buy diced pimientos in little 2oz jars.
The tiny jar would last her all summer as she carefully doled them out, sprinkling them on deviled eggs or potato salad.
She always said they were for color, not flavor.
I buy whole … Continue reading.....