Category Archives: Garden

In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

Our tomato crop was a bust this year. The grape tomatoes did well for a few weeks, but the crop was felled by a combination of too much rain in the spring and the oppressive July heat that normally does … Continue reading

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Chicken and Peaches

This is a great weekday meal that uses peaches that are slightly unripe. The firmer the better. Chicken Breasts with Peaches and Balsamic 2 chicken breasts deboned and skinned seasoned with salt, and a little cayenne 1 cup finely diced … Continue reading

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Zucchini with Tomatoes and Mint

This is a quick side dish that tastes great and uses up some of the copious amounts of mint and zucchini around the house. Zucchini with Tomato Mint Sauce 1 large zucchini sliced in half and cut into 1/3″ wedges … Continue reading

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Salad Days

We’re having a lazy summer, at least post wise. We’ve been revisiting a number of our favorite recipes to use up garden produce and we’ve been eating a lot of salads. Lots and lots of salads. Having some nice cold … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Pickling, Garlic and Eggs

The title may seem confusing if you do not understand the use of a comma. I spent an entire afternoon canning 36 large jars of pickles. Go here for the recipe.This happened because when I bought the 20 lbs of … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Cherries

The scapes have finally arrived and this is a great way to use them. The sauce cooks very fast and the end result is fancy and tasty. If there are no scapes then a combination of green onions and garlic … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Rain Delays

Everything has been way behind schedule due to all the rain. Normally we would have already made the pickles and strawberry jam for the next year, but at this point the garlic scapes have just arrived and the arugula is … Continue reading

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