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Okra Indian Style

This is what to do with the last okra of the season. Or fry it. (The recipe was inspired by one in Curry Easy.) Chicken and Okra 4 chicken thighs cut into bite sized cubes 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 … Continue reading

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Time’s Up for the Arugula

Between going on vacation and the temperature being above the mid 90’s last week, the arugula and spinach had had enough. Also from the looks in the above photo the garlic is going to come out within a day or … Continue reading

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The last of the okra

By the end of the summer some people may get tired of eating okra all the time, like Katherine. It usually take me a month into fall before I too am okra’d out. So what to do with all the … Continue reading

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Pickle me this

Since our okra plants are producing more than we can eat, I pickled a batch. They’ll make for nice snacks or appetizers or be a great addition to martinis or bloody Marys once they’re done. The okra must be super … Continue reading

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Gombo Gumbo

Gumbo is a lot like chili, it’s a good way to use up a lot of leftover ingredients. Of course it is not nearly as thick as chili and I wouldn’t recommend using beans in gumbo. Any assortment of meat … Continue reading

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Planting season… again?

We got these seeds for free awhile back and since falls are pretty mild down here when they finally start around Dec. 1, I thought I’d try my hand at autumn planting. Of course it is also almost time to … Continue reading

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Fried okra

Some people would say that taking the time to grow a fresh crop of vegetables yourself and then deep frying the fruits of your labor would be a contradiction. Especially when there are so many different ways to use fresh … Continue reading

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Okra stewed in tomatoes

A lot of people think okra is slimy and gross, I myself thought this before moving to the South. Of course, I had only had okra either deep fried or in terrible gumbos so I really had no frame of … Continue reading

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The first okra harvest

The okra plants have gotten about four feet high and finally set fruit. If my garden was larger, I would have planted it with the tomatoes and probably been harvesting for a month by now. Of course okra grows really … Continue reading

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