Category Archives: Garden

Pecan Chicken on a Bed of Swiss Chard

This recipe makes use of fresh Swiss chard. If it is not in season yet then wait. Swiss chard is similar in taste to spinach but tougher like kale. The stems need to be cooked longer than the leaves and … Continue reading

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Let The Garden Begin

The extremely cold and way overstayed winter is finally over. This weekend I finished planting the spring garden and saving or removing all the plants damaged from the winter weather.   Last year I tried planting fava beans along with … Continue reading

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Marinated Tofu

This is a fairly simple and standard way to marinate tofu. When done it can be sauteed, fried, baked or served cold. There are any number of different spices and flavors that can be used when flavoring tofu, just make … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Vinaigrette

We have a lot of grapefruit on hand and this vinaigrette is simple and uses up a bit of juice. It works best over  greens that are slightly bitter, like kale and arugula, with sliced avocado. If the grapefruit is … Continue reading

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Roast Butternut Squash Salad

This is a great way to use butternut squash and leftover croutons. Don’t omit the anchovy in the dressing. Roast Butternut and Kale Salad 1 butternut squash 1 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 cups homemade croutons … Continue reading

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Relishing the Last of Our Green Tomatoes

Greg pulled up the tomato plants last weekend, but before he did stripped off the rest of the green tomatoes. The nighttime temperatures are finally low enough that we’re not seeing any more tomatoes ripen. I thought about surprising him … Continue reading

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The Fall Garden

This year I am attempting a fall garden. I put in a late crop of spinach and arugula and hope to harvest by mid November. With the crazy weather that has been going on who knows if the plants will … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

After harvesting the garden so it can be prepared for the fall planting I had a ton of green bell peppers and tomatoes. What to do? This is a great side or main course. Green Peppers Stuffed with Grape Tomatoes … Continue reading

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Bacon and Feta Bruschetta

Normally our tomato harvest is wiped out by the heat before our northern friends see their first ripe tomato. This year we’ve had a bumper crop and our grape tomato plants are still producing. We credit a mild (for us) … Continue reading

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Homemade Fresh Apple Cider (Unfermented)

Hey this is a drink and it is not on the specified day. Apples happened to be on sale so I decided it was time to try making cider. Below is an excellent home brewed apple cider perfect either warmed … Continue reading

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