If you’re a gardener, you have zucchini coming out of your ears right about now. You’ve made bread, and grilled it, stir-fried it, stewed it, and pickled it. And you go out to the garden every morning, and there’s more. What’s a girl to do?Continue Reading
Often by July the lettuce in our garden is less than desirable. It’s generally gone to seed, and bitter.
But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t enjoying fresh, garden picked salad. One of our favorite hot weather plants for salad? Nasturtium.Continue Reading
A friend of mine gave me a recipe for Copper Penny Carrots years and years ago. It was something I made frequently when my kids were little.
I knew enough, even back then, to replace the refined sugar in the recipe with honey. What I failed to realize was that the canned condensed tomato soup called for in the recipe was not exactly real food.Continue Reading
Are you in love with garlic scapes? Me, too! They are great oven-roasted or grilled, in tossed salad, potato salad, or you can even use them to make pesto.
For the uninitiated, scapes are the curly stalks that form a seed head and grow on hardneck garlic varieties. It’s a good idea to remove them to allow all the plant’s energy to form bulbs. Milder than garlic, they are a treat themselves.Continue Reading
If you’re looking for a good patch of elderberries, look for them while they are in bloom – they are so easy to spot as you drive down the road. For us in NE PA, that would be mid-June.
The flowers are edible, too, and they are so prolific, that there’s no need to worry that you’ll be reducing the number of berries available later on. There’s plenty, so enjoy them now . . . and later!Continue Reading
Strawberry pickin’ time. Possibly the most wonderful time of the year. Well, next to blueberry picking time, that is.
We had a friend who had a tradition of making strawberry shortcake for dinner every year after picking strawberries. Oh yeah, we adopted that tradition without hesitation.Continue Reading