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Oh Deer!

July 24, 2012


I stopped to water my garden on the way to work today, and was saddened/angered/seriously bummed to find that 2/3 of my carrots were missing.  Judging by all the prints, the deer enjoyed themselves last night.  I snapped a picture with my phone, lest any of my fellow gardeners skeptically suggest it was the work […]

Smoky Tomato Green Beans

July 21, 2012


Sometimes I get bored cooking the same foods in the same way over and over again.  This week’s CSA share brought green beans, yellow beans,  and tomatoes.  I had a partial bottle of Merlot hanging out on the top shelf of the fridge.  There were a variety of smoked seasonings in the cupboard.  It was […]

CSA Solutions (4)

July 21, 2012


It’s been a busy couple of weeks, so you’re getting two weeks of CSA photos and a tip on what to do with your produce all in one post.  Sometimes it’s a choice between cooking the produce and writing about it.  My stomach wins that argument every time…  Here you go: The fourth lesson: Try […]

Raspberry Hemp Muffins

July 13, 2012


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe, but I haven’t wanted to cook very much given the ridiculous temperatures.  Still, I had a container of delicious raspberries sitting in the fridge from the week’s CSA share, and I wasn’t just going to let them go to waste.  The hemp seeds* were a great way […]

Tomato Spectacular

July 10, 2012


I love growing tomatoes.  I love the scent of the plants, the shape of the leaves, the way they branch and grow, and of course, the tomatoes themselves.  I grow tomatoes on my porch in self-watering containers.  That way there’s no weeding, and no matter how busy I am, it’s easy to make time to […]

Operation: Weed Killa’

July 8, 2012


My garden was out of control.  It was time to get down to business.  Four hours later – tired, sweaty, and covered in dirt – I dragged myself home for a much-needed snack.  Here are the fruits of my labor: I carried out six 5-gallon buckets of weeds.  That’s thirty gallons of weeds.  I guess […]

CSA Solutions (3)

July 7, 2012


Lesson 1 Lesson 2 The third lesson: Put it away ASAP.  (This is probably the hardest, and most essential, part of using up your CSA produce.)  Clear out a section of your fridge, get some designated containers, wash everything, trim off the tops, and chop the greens.  If your produce is ready to go, you’ll […]