super kale soup

Recipes
I planted this kale early last spring. It was bitter when tasted it in September. Not now. It made one of the best bowls of soup I’ve ever had. We’ve had several good cold nights now, which helps improve the flavor of kale. Today, at 25F, as our first serious…
 
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winter root veggies

Recipes, Root Vegetables
On of my favorite vegetable combinations for this time of year. Its a mix of carrots, parsnips and beets. I wrap the beets in foil and bake at 375 for an hour, then peel and slice the next day. Boil sliced carrots 8 minutes, adding sliced parsnips for the last…
 
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pizza with tomato sauce

Recipes, Tomatoes
We have a convenient tomato processor that separates the skins and seeds from tomato juice and pulp. We add quartered tomatoes to the hopper and crank them through. The skin and seeds come out one side and the pulp comes out the other. We ran about 25 big tomatoes through…
 
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eggplant parmasan

Recipes
I finally made eggplant parmigiana tonight. It was fantastic! I like a recipe from “The Romagnoli’s Table”, with my modifications. Fried Eggplant: 3 medium eggplant, salt, flour, olive oil Sauce: 4 halved garlic cloves, 1 small chopped onion, 1 24 oz can chopped tomatoes, 6-8 big basil leaves, some salt,…
 
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cooked carrots with parsley

Recipes, Root Vegetables
Daucus carota I don’t think I’ve ever grown enough carrots to really taste them. Last Tuesday, I pulled a big bunch and cooked enough to make five nice servings. They were delicious. Like a home grown tomato, a whole different flavor than store bought. I think I’ll expand my carrot…
 
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grilled summer squash

Recipes, Squashes
Finally a yellow summer squash!! Sunday evening I picked my first one. I sliced it in 3/4 inch slabs, brushed with herbs in olive oil(rosemary, parsley and garlic), let it sit awhile, then grilled and ate it.  
 
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pesto

Recipes
We’ve made pesto from our garden basil for maybe 20 years now. Always a slightly different mix of nuts, cheese, garlic, oil and basil. Sometimes we use the classic: pine nuts, sometimes walnuts. Sometimes only Parmesan cheese, sometimes cheese mixtures. For this batch the recipe was: 2 cups of pecans…
 
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cucumber salad

Recipes
I was surprised yesterday by finding a hiding cucumber. It was in between the lattice of my trellis and I hadn’t noticed it before. So we got a spur- of-the-moment cuke salad. I found a recipe in The Victory Garden Cookbook, Marion Morash (one of my favorite’s) and modified it…
 
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