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Carroting Around the Issue

Carroting Around the Issue

Posted by on Sep 12, 2006 in food | 3 comments

If I haven’t posted much recently, it is because I’ve been buried under lots and lots of produce. Nobody piled heaps of fruit on top of me, but I have been struggling to can things before they go bad. So far I have done two more batches of strawberry-rhubarb jam, tomato jam, red hot cinnamon wedges. Next on my agenda is tomato preserve,...

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Weekend Cookbook Challenge: “A Taste of Asia”

Weekend Cookbook Challenge: “A Taste of Asia”

Posted by on Sep 3, 2006 in food | 2 comments

I debated a lot about what to cook for the Weekend Cookbook Challenge. Since I was supposed to use a cookbook that doesn’t get used often, my first inkling was my garage sale special – a French cookbook that I bought for 25 cents. I bought it and then never opened it for 8 years. Alas, it was already donated to the Boy Scouts’ garage sale. We have...

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Do you Zucchini?

Do you Zucchini?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2006 in food | 4 comments

Everyone jokes about the high productivity of zucchini. Who hasn’t had a gardening friend try to pawn off some of his overgrown surplus? I fondly recall a series of Fox Trot comics where the mother thinks she’ll get a dozen zucchini because she planted a dozen plants. Then she spends the rest of the summer harvesting. This year the joke was on me –...

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Sugar High Friday #22: Rhubarb Strawberry Jam my way

Sugar High Friday #22: Rhubarb Strawberry Jam my way

Posted by on Aug 25, 2006 in food | 0 comments

A friend of mine lent me a pressure cooker to use with my canning. I decided to take it to the extension office of Washington State University to check the seals, pressure gauge, etc. I asked them for a reference on using my pressure cooker and they lectured me not to experiment with it. The ladies told me only use an “Approved researched recipe” when...

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Farm Share this week 8/5 to 8/12

Farm Share this week 8/5 to 8/12

Posted by on Aug 7, 2006 in food | 0 comments

This is what my farm share looks like. Normally I get a little bit more than I recieved here and they tend to be more unusual. Instead of the 4 heads of romaine lettuce, I get a bag similar in size to the bag on the upper left hand side filled with salad mix and edible flowers, but since the heat has been so bad I think I get what I get. Also I normally...

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Seed Savers Peppers to spice up life.

Seed Savers Peppers to spice up life.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2006 in food | 3 comments

The above peppers I received with my farm share. It was not know if they were hot or sweet peppers, since they came from Seed Savers, which supplies CSA farmers with free or low cost seeds to introduce to their customers. I think one of them is from the Garden Sunshine Mix. So I will be discussing chili peppers in general. This is for weekend herb blogging...

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