Category Archives: food from the garden

Green Tomato Pizza

Fall was unusually warm this year, and we were getting ripe, red tomatoes from the CSA well into October. But it looks like tomato season is finally over – the weather has turned frosty and last week’s CSA basket included … Continue reading

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Tomatillos

A friend generously shared some of her surplus crop of tomatillos with us this fall — very generously — and we now have loads in the freezer. Tomatillos are easy to freeze. You just remove the husk, then wipe or wash … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash

There were two spaghetti squashes in this week’s CSA basket, so we’ve been eating a lot of it these past few days. To prepare dishes with spaghetti squash, start by baking it in the oven. Cut the squash in quarters … Continue reading

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Celebrate Zucchini

Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is a little over a week away. You could “celebrate” by “sharing” the bounties of your harvest with your neighbors when they’re not looking. Or you could enjoy all that zucchini yourself. Here … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup

Here’s a tasty way to enjoy the zucchini from your garden. Zucchini Sausage Soup 1 lb sweet Italian sausage 1 large onion, chopped. 1  28 oz. can diced tomatoes (or equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes) 4 cups broth (I use … Continue reading

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My Herb Garden

I don’t have a lot of space for gardening where I live now. In fact, pretty much the only place I can plant things is around the sides of the house, and much of that area is shady. (There is … Continue reading

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Minty Pasta

Last summer, some peppermint  I had planted in front of the house was looking somewhat distressed , so I moved it to the back of the house and gave it a place by the lilac bush. Its new home seems to suit … Continue reading

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Chive Biscuits

We got a large handful of chives in the CSA basket this week. Plus they are growing abundantly in our garden.   Looks like it’s time to bake chive biscuits. It’s easy. Just add 1/2 cup of chopped chives to any … Continue reading

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The First Herbs of Spring

Seventy degree weather today is rapidly melting what was left of the snow from our April Fool’s Day snowstorm. Now the little bits of life that have been hibernating under the ground all winter are starting to reappear. In the herb garden … Continue reading

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Carrot Cookies

I picked up some rather hefty carrots at the farm stand this week. They just seemed to be crying out, “Grate us up and bake something with us.” So I did. I decided on these carrot cookies: Carrot Cookies 1 … Continue reading

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