Category Archives: Cooking from the Garden

Halloween; A Transition to Cool Crops

As I observe more and more of the subtle hints of seasonal change, I’m starting to find dates on the calendar where changes become permanent transition points. Halloween [..]

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Life Beyond Tomatoes

The valley is awash in a sea of ripening tomatoes. At one time it was acceptable to pick tomatoes every week or every 4 days, but that time [..]

Bananas, Bright Lights, Canning, Chablis, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Opportunity Salad, People, Peppers, Seeds, Tomatoes , , , , ,

I’ve Become a Tomato

I knew I was growing a lot of tomato plants when I was planting seeds this spring, and I realized that I would probably get a lot of [..]

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Zucchini Boats

I’ve definitely had my fair share of salad this summer, so I decided to switch things up a bit and cook some warm food. Zucchini Boats are a [..]

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Garden Stromboli

Finding something to eat for one person often is very easy, but unhealthy.  This little recipe to pretty easy to work through, and I imagine it’s quite healthy [..]

Bright Lights, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Garlic, Onions, Peppers , , , , , , , ,

Doing Battle with Critters

I’m not proud of large sections of this years garden, with one major reason: The plants are being eaten alive. There is no way a plant can grow [..]

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It’s Good to be a Gardener

I’ve tried in the past to grow a good selection of lettuce, and always regretted neglecting the plants. I’d usually end up spending my time tending tomato plants, [..]

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New Beans and Colorful Chard

I’m always trying new things in the garden, and I’ve been surprised and disappointed in the past. The pole bean above has surprised me already with it’s very [..]

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Everything and Cheese

I tried something new with some Macaroni and Cheese the other day: I added Ground Beef, Onions, Carrots and Asparagus to the mix, then wrapped it all up [..]

Asparagus, Carrots, Chard, Cooking from the Garden, Onions ,

Getting Serious About Organic Fertilizer

There’s a new tool on the farm, one that’s been needed for far too long: a John Deere tractor. Now that it’s finally here, it’s time to get [..]

Cherries and Berries, Cooking from the Garden, Cows, Fertilizer, People, Raspberries, Tools , , ,