Category Archives: Garden

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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Roasted Whole Carrots

Here is a great way to use up some of the many carrots in the refrigerator after a pretty great harvest from the garden. Try to use carrots that are all the same size and length to even the cooking … Continue reading

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Carrot Top Pesto

Normally I use carrot fronds in stocks but this is a really tasty way to use them as well. Use only the leaves for this and make sure the fronds are really fresh, like out of your garden or from … Continue reading

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No More Snow (Most Places)

After the long winter it is finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots survived the heavy, late snowfalls and … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup with Turkey Croquettes

This is a fairly simple soup to make but the recipe does require leftover turkey and fresh butternut squash. The recipe is adapted from Cooking Light Soup. Cream of Butternut Soup with Turkey Croquettes For soup 3 lbs butternut squash … Continue reading

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