Added by Omega Farms on September 18, 2010 at 1:29pm —
Parker Farm CSA Cookoff 9/15/10:1 bunch arugula, 1 bunch swiss chard, 1 bunch radish, 1 bunch beets, 6 ears of corn, 1 pound yellow tomatoes, 1 pound red tomatoes, 1 pound banana
peppers, 2 eggplant and 1 giant butternut squash.
This dish was inspired in two parts: The stuffed… Continue
Added by Cornelia on September 17, 2010 at 2:43pm —
We're pushing the envelope on the number of poultry permitted within the confines of the City. We defend our temporary surplus as seasonal and well-behaved. Turkey, after all, are docile creatures and they'll be gracing us for only a few months. Well, we have the most mischievous group of siblings in Southwestern Virginia.
We couldn't bear keeping these beauties in the tractor any longer. It was just to small for 9 turkeys and frankly, our yard was just to small for all of… Continue
Added by Mike Guzo on September 16, 2010 at 1:16pm —
I don't understand what happened. My onions just didn't grow for doodly squat. They are all about the size of cocktail onions. If I was planning on developing a habit of two Gibsons a night that would be great, but since I strictly a Shiner Bock and rye whiskey kinda a guy I am pretty damn bummed out. I dug them all up and the ones they didn't rot away completely hadn't grown more than 3/4 of an inch around. I thought I was supposed to dig them up when all the top greens are gone, but I guess I… Continue
Added by jason chambers on September 15, 2010 at 11:11pm —
Originally posted on my blog
In Polish meals, you don't really see the huge green salad full of veggies so popular in the States. Salads (or "salatkas" - little salads) often comprise just two to three vegetables covered with a dressing of some sort. And in my family, we ate them with, rather than before, a meal. One of my favorites has always been "mizerja," which is a simple cucumber salad. My mom added… Continue
Added by Jenni on September 15, 2010 at 5:52pm —
I have had laying chickens for, I think, 3 years now...maybe 4. This year I got more day old chicks in early April for laying hens and meat birds (which I have butchered in June). My question is this. My egg production has really dropped off and I can't see that the new hens have begun laying yet. I guess I can take each old hen one by one to a separate location to see if they lay for a week or so. How long do hens keep laying? At the beginning of the summer they were laying fine. It had been… Continue
Added by Nancy on September 14, 2010 at 10:14pm —
Our little postage stamp homestead keeps us somewhat busy. Maybe busy because we're in the middle of a little City and our young family always 'has' so much to do. In the evenings after everyones' asleep, I've found the time to read through several books authored by the likes of Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, John & Sally Seymour and specialty books on artisian cheese, bread, and even canning.
Its been a great adventure, from the… Continue
Added by Mike Guzo on September 13, 2010 at 3:08pm —
My grandfather's timing couldn't have been more fitting. He is a knowledgeable man, devoted to science based reading and gardening. As a young girl he introduced me to the gastronomic pleasures of tender greenbrier shoots and steamed day lilly greens.
Occasionally I will receive a piece of mail from him with a newspaper cut out, or an article excerpt on topics from gardening… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on September 13, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Originally posted on my blog- http://fastthegardengrows.blogspot.com
as '5 Ways to Preserve Basil.… Continue
Added by Brea Brumby on September 12, 2010 at 11:39pm —
'Tis the season......fall harvest time will all the fall fruits, and all the yummy goodies that come from these.
A neighbor with a few apple trees gave me permission to harvest apples, and while they're not exactly the most perfect things, they still taste good and I thought they'd work well to cook with.
I've always associated the apple spice flavors of apple butter with autumn, so that seemed an appropriate way to make… Continue
Added by Christa Nelson on September 12, 2010 at 12:00am —
Parker Farm CSA Share 9/8/10:6 ears of corn, 2 pounds of tomatoes, 2 eggplant, 1 pound peppers, 1 bunch
red chard, 1 bunch arugula, 1 bunch radish and 2 acorn squash! (Can't wait to do something with the acorn squash!!)
dang...it is hard… Continue
Added by Cornelia on September 10, 2010 at 11:27am —
Added by Simona on September 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
Our boots, always at ready by the door.
The past couple of weeks I've found myself asking "why I am… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Wilson on September 6, 2010 at 5:16pm —
I'm in the process of planting for the fall, and one of the things I was going to try is fall beans. The other day I was thinking that I would need a trellis for them, when I thought of the bamboo grove in the treeline next to the house and realized, "Heck, I'll just make one from the bamboo!"
Bamboo is something found all over the US, often in abundance, and is a useful building and craft material. Many folks have it in their backyards, or often you can find growing in abandon fields… Continue
Added by Christa Nelson on September 5, 2010 at 6:00pm —
So, we have been away from the city for exactly 15 months! We finally snapped and got out of the rat race. In one year we learned to bake the perfect loaf of bread. Made pickles for the first time. Piled and chopped 20 chord of wood. I learned to crochet and starting to knit. Made a garden plot that is so well protected by barbed wire that it frightens small children. Taught the dog how to pull Trout and Salmon from the River, then taught myself how to clean said fish. Made syrup and jam. Ate… Continue
Added by Donnie on September 4, 2010 at 8:22am —
Well, this summer I've had to work a lot. I didn't find time this spring to plant a garden, like I did last year. The thing of it is, I partly didn't do it because my work never allowed me time to eat what grew, last year. So pretty much everything rotted on the vine. Which made me sad. So this year I half opted out of doing it.
Anywho, my resolve is that I shall plant again next spring. And even if I do see another year of my job working me to the point of exhaustion (and classes), on… Continue
Added by Scarlett Sperber on September 3, 2010 at 2:29pm —
Parker Farm CSA Share 09/01/10: 2 pounds potatoes, 12 ears(!) of corn, 4 pounds tomatoes, 1 pound cubanelle peppers, 2 eggplant and 2 zucchini.
Farmer Steve supplements the crops that he grows with these… Continue
Added by Cornelia on September 3, 2010 at 11:17am —
Added by Simona on August 30, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I just posted this recipe on my blog. How to make ketchup when you don't have 20 lbs of tomatoes.
Tomatoes are everywhere right now, and I'm loving it. I've been canning them for the past few weeks. Whole tomatoes. Crushed tomatoes. Salsas. I'll post more about some of these later.
For this post, I want to focus on… Continue
Added by Jenni on August 29, 2010 at 6:42pm —
Parker Farm CSA Share 8/25/10: 1 bunch swiss chard, 3 pounds tomatoes, 1 pound peppers, 2 eggplant, 2 cousa squash, 1 yellow doll watermelon and 2 cucumbers.
I was inspired by Rachel and Jenni's recipes for the ravioli stuffing, and… Continue
Added by Cornelia on August 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —