Tag: locavore

Trio of Tiny Vegetables

You can always tell when I’ve been watching Top Chef, because I make things like a trio of tiny vegetables amuse bouche. As I was watering, I noticed that the fairy tale eggplants were ripe, and that there were two squash blossoms ready, and… Continue Reading “Trio of Tiny Vegetables”

Pickle Day

Now that we have all this produce, we have to preserve it. We have a bit.

Varmlandskorv Attempt

So when we were in Lindsborg, we went to the Crown and Rye and had a wonderful dish, Varmlandskorv. It was a potato sausage in braised cabbage with beef broth. I had it with pea soup.

Today’s Tart

One of the things I like to do on Saturday is go to the farmer’s market. Then I make a tart with some of the produce. This week, we have tomatoes, pea shoots, and arugula. I use Schaer puff pastry. It’s the only gluten… Continue Reading “Today’s Tart”

Vanilla Nectarine Preserves

I bought a big bag of nectarines at the farmer’s market this weekend. What to do… I looked at Pinterest and found some ideas for preservation. Decided on a vanilla nectarine preserve.

Farmers Market

One of the two things I miss most with the quarantine are hugs from my parents and farmers markets. The Husband and I are a good self-contained unit, but I miss my parents. We are working towards self-sufficiently but aren’t there yet. Not everything… Continue Reading “Farmers Market”

All I Learned About Planting Potatoes, I Learned From Watching The Martian

This year I’m trying potatoes for the first time. Hopefully it will work. Planting two different types, Kennebec, and Norland.

Victory Gardens

As the news catches up with scientists (they’ve been worried for weeks), I’ve been thinking about victory gardens.

Back to Reality

One week was not enough. I should do this every year, just take a week and putter around the house. I got lots done, mostly garden-oriented.

Getting Dirty

Today was spent primarily in the garden. Prepping isn’t sexy, but it helps in the long run. But fist, coffee. My local place Mustard Seed had a gluten-free baking day yesterday, so I was pretty much on the doorstep when they opened. I had… Continue Reading “Getting Dirty”