Archive for June, 2015

Red Express Cabbage

Fern Creek Newsletter–Week 6

0 by / on June 27, 2015, 9:49 pm / in Newsletters

Purslane has been our lesson of the month! First we learned it was an troublesome week, and then we learned it is also an edible one. This week I’ve eaten it in salads (my favorite being the Purslane, Pea, and Beet Salad I posted earlier this week), smoothies, and nibbled it while prepping dinner. I understand purslane can also be made into pesto, and […]

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Purslane, Pea, & Beet Salad w/ Coconut Gremolata

Purslane, Pea, & Beet Salad w/ Coconut Gremolata

0 by / on June 25, 2015, 10:16 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Weed it or eat it? That is the question when it comes to purslane. We’ve be weeding it exclusively for the last couple of weeks, since discovering how very invasive and fast growing it is. My friend, Deb Mulkey told me that every leaf has thousands of seeds that get tilled into the soil, or spread throughout compost, if you compost it. But […]

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Shelling Peas

Fern Creek CSA–Week 5

0 by / on June 21, 2015, 8:38 am / in Newsletters

  I’m writing this on the longest day of the year, the day that ushers in the first day of summer. While we have already experienced a good bit of summer heat this year, officially the ripening heat of summer is upon us! We’re “celebrating” the Solstice and Father’s Day by helping move one of our daughters and her family into […]

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Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

Fern Creek CSA–Week 4

2 by / on June 14, 2015, 11:10 am / in Newsletters

  Out and About the Farm We celebrated Lisby’s birthday with supper in the treehouse, and hosted a management project team from Walmart* who came out for a farm tour and Treehouse Summer Picnic. Having energy for eating in the treehouse suggests things are slowing down enough for us to enjoy the peace and beauty of fields nearly fully planted and growing well. The […]

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Lavender Orange Biscotti

Lavender Orange Biscotti

1 by / on June 13, 2015, 11:00 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

When I brush by the lavender at Fern Creek one of my favorite summer scents follows me for a good bit–the not-too-sweet endearing and enduring fragrance of July! Judging from the bees hovering around the plants, they love it as much as we do. I’ve been experimenting with lavender recipes in the last couple of years and have learned, among […]

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