Monthly Archives: June 2014

Garlic Update

A reader helped me recall that this year I planted soft neck garlic for the first time. This is the reason why there were not any scapes and the stalks all fell over weeks ago but the garlic is still … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fantastic Fourth

We hope all our fellow state siders get to enjoy the Fourth of July with friends and family, a grill and pool nearby. Remember to have plenty of beer on hand. Here’s a menu with a number of dishes you … Continue reading

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Grilled Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This sandwich requires very fresh tomatoes and basil. Grilled Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sandwich 1 chicken breast butterflied, cut in half and pounded out to 1/4″ thick 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 8-12 … Continue reading

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Black Lentils and Avocado

This recipe uses black, or Beluga, lentils. They have a strong flavor and stay intact after cooking which gives them their name. Serve this over rice, spread on toasted bread or as a dip for crackers or chips. Black Lentil … Continue reading

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Pisco Sour

Fun to say. Fun to drink. What else do you need? Pisco Sour 3 parts pisco 1 part simple syrup 1 part lemon juice 1 egg white Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake what your mama … Continue reading

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Sauteed Spring Vegetables

This is a healthy recipe that takes advantage of all the fresh spring and early summer produce. It comes together quickly and is a good side for many different dishes. Slice everything the same thickness so it cooks evenly. Sauteed … Continue reading

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Spicy Dill and Spicy Sweet Dill Pickles

By working with a farmer at the local market I got 10 pounds of freshly picked pickling cucumbers no longer than four inches each. Time to start canning. This year I tried two dill pickle recipes, one spicy and one … Continue reading

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Horseradish Rubbed Grilled Green Tomatoes

Fresh green tomatoes are hard to get since every one equals one less red juicy tomato. But when there is a lot of rain perhaps some of the first crop might begin to develop black spots on the bottoms. Picking … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Summer Soups and Sandwiches

Try this for a late lunch early dinner on the weekend. Roast Pork Sandwich Or go vegetarian Or maybe Turkey Salad With either a hot soup or cold one Or another one that takes advantage of ripe tomatoes  

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Refried Anasazi Beans

So most recipes call for mashing anasazi beans. I jazzed this up a bit, otherwise they would taste just like regular refried beans made with inexpensive pinto beans. These still taste a heck of a lot like pintos. Fancy Refried … Continue reading

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