Saturday, July 28, 2018

Week 12! Po-Ta-Toes!

We got some much needed rain this week.  Over 3 inches in total.

New this week:

Potatoes: It's our second year growing potatoes. Last year was difficult, the weeds took over and the harvest was very poor. This year, we experimented with growing potatoes using plastic mulch. Based on what we see so far, it works! Weeds were controlled, hilling was not necessary, yield was up, and the quality looks nice. 

Recipes to try:
Corn and potatoes means its time for Sausage Corn Chowder!

Or corn and peppers in this Mexican Street Corn Salad

Green Bean & Mini Sweet Pepper Salad
1 beans
1 lb. mini sweet peppers, sliced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper

Boil green beans for a few minutes,  then chill in cold water immediately.  Place chilled green beans and sliced peppers in a bowl.  Add garlic, apple cider vinegar and olive oil.  Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Week 11. Watermelon!

It's raining! At 7:30 pm Saturday night we have about 0.6 inches of rain.  Our first rain in a long, long time. 

New this week:

Watermelon: So thankful for this summertime treat!   The Pioneer Woman - Watermelon Sals

Lunchbox Peppers: Sweet and flavorful snack peppers. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, perfect for a healthy snack.  10 Ways to use sweet mini peppers

Sicilian Eggplant- can be used the same way as regular eggplant. Maybe a little sweeter. So beautiful!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Week 10!

New this week 

Green Beans-  green beans, string beans, snap beans, which ever you prefer to call them they are so good fresh from the field.

Sugar Cube cantaloupe lives up to its name with intensely-sweet flavor.  A personal sized melon with deep-orange, aromatic flesh, perfect for single servings. Sugar cube is a new variety for us this year.  

Red Leaf Lettuce- This beautiful lettuce offers a large, open “head” of loose leaves that deepens in color as it matures. Very high in nutrition.  Here is a recipe for a leaf lettuce salad with mandarin oranges

Saturday, July 7, 2018

2018. Week 9! Tomatoes and Cantaloupe

New this week:

Cantaloupe: So happy for the arrival of cantaloupe! That first taste is the best.  Check out this recipe for Grilled Cantaloupe

Green Bell Pepper- I think I see some stir fried peppers and onions in my future!

Tomatoes-  Jersey Tomatoes! Woohoo! I'm envisioning, BLTs,  tomato sandwiches, brushetta, sliced on a burger!

Cherry tomatoes- a mix of 3 varieties: favorita, sungold, and black cherry. Yum.  Here is a recipe to inspire you to make a caprese salad with these cherry tomatoes and the basil.

Yellow Squash- Saute it up with the onion in your share!