Archive for July, 2013

Blistered Beans & Fennel

Blistered Beans & Fennel

3 by / on July 31, 2013, 4:21 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

My favorite summer bean is the Fortex Green Bean, an Italian heirloom. The bean has no string, so is extra tender and has wonderful flavor. Besides that, with its 8-12 inch length that tends to swirl a bit on the vine, it’s interesting to look at and fun to cook! You can do anything with these beans that you would […]

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CSA Newsletter Week 10

CSA Newsletter Week 10

2 by / on July 31, 2013, 12:37 pm / in Newsletters

In the Garden Abundance and scarcity sometimes go hand in hand. We’ve had a lot of abundant crops this year–peas, beans, early red potatoes, chard, summer squashes, more fruit than we expected, beautiful lettuce (until recently–you may have noticed the heads are smaller, in some cases tougher, and sometimes with a touch of bitterness–the heat does that). All in all […]

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Dilly Beans

Dilly Beans

1 by / on July 26, 2013, 1:14 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Last year I pickled beans for the first time and we loved them! I started small and only made 4 pints. This year we will do a canner full of quarts. This recipe doubles what we did last year–a manageable 4 quarts. The ingredients and ratios comes from The Victory Garden cookbook which I highly recommend for its classic coverage of keeping […]

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CSA Newsletter Week 9

CSA Newsletter Week 9

0 by / on July 24, 2013, 2:51 pm / in Newsletters

Introducing Our New (temporary) Intern… The arrival of grandson Leslie Mark on the 21st to Megan Anna and Luke Neff meant his big sister, Auden, joined us for a nearly a week. She helped us with Monday’s harvest, taste-tasting beans (and picking a few), sorting chard and kale, and reminding all of us to take breaks every now and then […]

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Hazelnut Blueberry Pancakes

Hazelnut Blueberry Pancakes

0 by / on July 23, 2013, 9:20 am / in At the Break of Day, Farm Home Cooking

When Auden came to stay a week while her Mom was having her baby brother, she harvested with us in the field on harvest day, sorted chard and kale, and reminded us to stop and play every now and then. So the next morning I decided to make her normal breakfast instead of serving her our normal breakfast again, which […]

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