Tag Archives: arugula

Trimming Garlic Scapes and Plucking Flowers

The first of the garlic scapes have begun to sprout out and I cannot wait to cook them up. Scapes are the shoots that come out of the center of a garlic plant signaling the garlic will soon be ready … Continue reading

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The first of many problems to come

Two days after planting my arugula seeds one of the dogs decided they were in the perfect place for a nap and proceeded to dig a nice big hole to sleep in. So now I get to replant the arugula … Continue reading

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Grilled Polenta

I love how versatile leftover polenta can be. Aside from grilling, it can be baked with meat, cheese and sauce; pan fried or eaten plain hot or cold. Depending on how big the slices are it can become either a … Continue reading

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The Last of the Arugula

Recently my arugula finished producing anything but new flower petals. Like a lot of spices and greens you can extend the leaf production of a plant by plucking off the top flower bulbs and seed pods. Of course this only … Continue reading

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Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Arugula

This is a simple and very quick recipe inspired by one we saw on the LA Times. The trick is to have fresh arugula. Fresh diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes would also go very well. Breadcrumb Spaghetti and Arugula 1 … Continue reading

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Arugula Sprouts

After only a week the arugula seeds have sprouted and now it’s time to thin. I will end up doing this probably two more times. Basically I pluck out a certain amount of seedlings to help the ones that remain … Continue reading

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Sowing Arugula (aka planting pesto)

I pulled the carrots today to make way for the arugula. I had hoped for a bigger yield and larger size, but the colder winter here in the South hurt the growth. The carrots were an experiment to see if … Continue reading

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