Category Archives: Garden

Ground Cherry Sauce

This sauce is excellent over multiple types of meat. Here it is on some roast chicken breast but really the sky is the limit. Ground cherries are very interesting. They behave much like unripe cherry tomatoes and it is no … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Farro Risotto

There are a number of smaller pumpkin varieties in the pacific northwest, the type pictured is roughly 3-5 lbs and about the size of a cannon ball. Any type of pumpkin will work for this, just harvest enough flesh for … Continue reading

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Pickled Carrots

The carrot harvest this year was exceptional. Time to try a new type of pickle. Go here for how to can. Remember to use only the freshest best quality ingredients. The brine amount will fill 6 pint sized canning jars. … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Turkey Day is When

This year was tough on the hot peppers, but I was able to get one good harvest with enough for a batch of pepper jam and a couple containers of pickled jalapenos. For awhile I was hoarding the last of … Continue reading

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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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