Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CSA Garden Basket #11

Enjoy this weeks Basket full of color and flavor.

-Red Potatoes
-Green Bell Peppers
-Sweet Banana Peppers(full shares)
-Swiss Chard
-Green Onions
-Starburst Squash

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fridge Pickles

Two unheated fridge pickle recipes Barb found at
Keeper of the Home, tweeked a little from the original recipes found in the Nourishing Traditions cookbook.

Since I'm learning how important it is to preserve the live enzymes of raw food, I'm going to give these a try today. We'll see what my family thinks -- I'll post an update after they've given their reviews, rave or not! Lol!

GARLIC DILL PICKLES (from Nourishing Traditions, with variations by Keeper Of the Home)

Makes 1 quart

4-5 pickling cucumbers, sliced lengthwise
1 tbsp mustard seeds
sprigs fresh dill (c. 2 tbsp+)
2-5 cloves peeled garlic (to taste)
1 tbsp sea salt
4 tbsp whey
1 cup water

Mix in quart jar, seal w/lid. Leave at room temp for 2 days, then to fridge. Stores in fridge for months.

BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES (from Keeper of the Home)

Makes 1 gallon

14 cups sliced cucumbers (pickling are best)
3 onions, sliced or diced
1/4 cup sea salt
3 cups raw honey
2 tbsp. celery seed
2 tbsp. mustard seed
6 cups apple cider vinegar

Put all in jar, mix well, ready in two weeks, will last for months in fridge.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CSA Basket #10

Another bountiful basket of garden fresh produce:

- red & white potatoes
- tomatoes
- Collette apples
- onions
- carrots
- chard
- zucchini
- corn on the cob
- parsley
- thyme
- cucumbers

Monday, August 23, 2010

Appetizing Zucchini

Our all-time favorite zucchini dish -- at least once a week in zucchini season, which started on June 17th this year for us. Whoohoo!

Do yourself a favor and give this appetizer dish a try! Be sure to try it with the Dill Dip too.

Go here for the recipe.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Garden Basket #9

This weeks garden basket contains new, late summer flavors of sweet corn and bell peppers. Sorry the Dill and Parsnips missed the picture.

-Sweet Corn
-Green Peppers
-Tomatoes (including a taste of yellow tomatoes)
-Red Table Potatoes
-White Baking Potatoes
-Beets with Greens
-Kohl Rabi
-Green& Yellow Zucchini
-Spaghetti Squash
- Big Dill
-Summer Savory
-Sweet Basil

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

CSA Garden Basket #8

In today's basket we have...

-the first Tomatoe
-a taste of Cucumbers
-the first Sweet Banana Pepper
-green & yellow Zucchini
-generous portion of Potatoes
-Swiss Chard
-Beets with greens
-Kohl Rabi
-Sweet Basil
-Baby Dill

We picked out of a very wilted garden last night but we did get 3/10 of an inch of rain over-night. So hopefully it will perk up again.

Enjoy your vegetables and look forward to corn next week!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Still Planting

More romaine & dill went into the ground this week. That should produce nice greens for Fall salads.

Subsequent plantings of carrots & spinach are coming nicely already.

This is the first year that seeding seems to never end ... but then, we do keep on eating too don't we? It's a habit. With Klasse Garden goodies, a good one!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Garden Basket #7

This weeks garden basket is again loaded with fresh color and nutrition.

-red potatoes
-white baking potatoes
-yellow wax beans
-kohl rabi
-green & yellow zucchini
-spaghetti squash
-red leaf lettuce