crispy pickled peppers

Recipes
  I harvested a lot of peppers the day before our first frost. (100!!) Bell peppers, cayenne, Tex Mex, Shishito, even some heatless Habanero’s called Habanada.     We’ve been working our way through eating them fresh, but we weren’t making much of a dent. Time for pickles! I’ve made…
 
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beets ready to roast

Recipes, Root Vegetables
Today’s fresh beets, ready to cook my favorite way! Two deep red Merlin’s and one pink Chiogga. I love to roast them in foil. It’s so simple and it keeps in all the flavor. Just clean and trim the beets, wrap them in foil and roast at about 400 F…
 
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cilantro soy pork meatballs (with kale or bok choi)

Recipes
This is SOOO good I had to share the recipe. I made it earlier in the winter with bok choy from my winter tunnel. Last night I made it again with kale that I sauteed with garlic and sesame seeds. Last night I also used cilantro fresh picked from my…
 
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bok choi recipes

Recipes
Again I have LOTS of bok choi. I just love the flavor of it and how nice it looks in the garden. Tonight I am thinking about how to prepare it. My usual recipe is to sauté minced garlic and ginger, maybe adding a dried chili pepper, in a high…
 
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parsley pesto

Recipes
I think I’ll make Parsley Pesto today while it rains outside. I had a nice patch of basil, but it got the new basil downy mildew and never amounted to anything I could use for pesto. I don’t know what I’ll do next year for basil. Has anyone seen resistant…
 
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red sauce

Recipes, Tomatoes
My tomato bowl filled up again today, so time to make red sauce. When I make red sauce I peel, seed and chop tomatoes, then simmer about an hour. More detail: I boil a big pan of water and then put a few tomatoes at a time in it for…
 
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mini pies and Meyer Derby

Recipes
My favorite dough recipe is this one: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/apple-pie-recipe.html I like it for apple pie as in the recipe. Today we made a double batch and used half for mini pies with canned fruit and froze the other half. My favorite fillings for mini pies are canned cherry or blueberry. To…
 
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rhubarb crisp

Recipes
I picked a big handful of rhubarb today – first of the season. It made a delicious rhubarb crisp for desert. My rhubarb is green, but tastes every bit as good as red rhubarb. Recipe Topping: 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (not instant) 1/4 teaspoon…
 
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Jacob’s Cattle bean chili

Recipes
I bought some beautiful dried beans at the Farmer’s Market this past fall. The variety: Jacob’s Cattle bean. They are big red, white and maroon beans that I plan to try growing myself next year. I cooked them up, with some of my canned garden tomatoes, into a rich chili…
 
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canning tomatoes

Recipes, Storing Vegetables, Tomatoes
I bought 25 lbs of local tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market, added a few of mine and canned 11 quart jars. Recipe: – Peel tomatoes after scorching in boiling water 1 minute. Slit and remove seeds. Slice in food processor with 1/4 inch blade. – Clean quart canning jars in…
 
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