Archive for July, 2015

Black Beauty Eggplant

Fern Creek CSA–Week 10

0 by / on July 25, 2015, 8:02 pm / in Newsletters

Last week we hosted a Reunion Potluck (the 1st annual!) for current and prior interns and apprentices. We ate German Potato Salad (Kelly), Fruit Salad with Mint and Lime (Jamie), Kale & Watermelon Salad and Double Chocolate Cookies (Ed & Liz), Deviled Eggs and Blistered Beans and Fennel (Jon and Lisby), Bread from Newberg Bakery (Hannah), and Thai Cabbage Salad […]

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Fern Creek Preservation Classes

Fern Creek Preservation Classes

2 by / on July 24, 2015, 7:52 am / in Community, Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Fern Creek is partnering with Willamette Valley CookSpace to inspire and encourage people to get abundance from the fields and turn it into abundance in the pantry. Classes are aimed at teaching skills, growing confidence, and getting creative in the kitchen. Come join me if you’re so inclined! Tweet

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Zucchini Relish

Zucchini Relish

0 by / on July 20, 2015, 6:33 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

My family moved from Tucson, Arizona to Forest Grove, Oregon in the early 1970s, which meant we had access to fresh produce for the first time in years. Mom put in a small garden which included a zucchini plant or two. She began her foray into preserving all that abundance by making strawberry jam from berries she bought at a farm stand, and canning […]

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Caiman Tomatoes

Fern Creek CSA–Week 9

0 by / on July 18, 2015, 9:42 pm / in Newsletters

Mark and I ate our first BLTs of the season today using the first ripe Caiman tomato. Our heat resistant lettuce is holding up well, so this is also the first year we’ve been able to have a BLT with both Fern Creek lettuce and tomatoes. The Armarillo cherry tomatoes are ripening up as well, and a few will be in the Market this week. They […]

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Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

Shrub Syrups or Drinking Vinegars

0 by / on July 14, 2015, 4:53 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

I needed a little convincing that drinking vinegar could be refreshing and good, and so Lisby set me up with a blackberry, lavender, and vanilla shrub that she had brewed up. So refreshing. And, it turns out, good for you. Good-bye Cola. Hello Shrub Syrups! Drinking vinegars have been around for centuries. Middle Eastern cultures added vinegar solutions to water them to purify water. Sailors brought along syrups of alcohol […]

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