Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Fall is not going to keep my delight in homegrown food from slowing down. Today, after several nights of freezing weather, we decided to dump our potato can.
We've had this can for a lot of years but it doesn't aways work out so each time I dump a potato can I get some kind of surprise. I think I'll let the photos tell the story.
I'm cooking some right now for dinner. Yummy! Next year I'm adding a couple more trash cans.The big green potato tops were melted after the last couple nights dusting of frost
I trimmed them down
Bleach boy spread out the tarpAs I pulled out the dead stems up came this beauty
Bleach boy has the dirt dumped out of my can in seconds.
I use Mel's mix in my can so it just slides outOh on first look it I see there are some nice surprises lurking! Wow that's a big one
Well here they are a bit of dirt clinging
I pulled some potatoes early on so all total it's over 30 potatoes from a small canOne last thought, If you wonder about can drainage here is the bottom.
We don't remember what size drill bit we used but you can clearly see they are nice big holes.
Now is the time to plant your garlic, shallots etc. They use this cold time to put down good roots and lay still all winter and start back up in spring. Then the heat as it begins will make the bulbs produce as they think about going to seed. Such delight nature is.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
from my first cook book
1963 Good Housekeeping cookbook
1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
3 teas. baking powder
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 teas salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted shortening (oh do use veggie oil!)
1 egg, well beaten
Sift flour with baking powder.
Into bowl, sift corn meal, salt, sugar. Slowly stir in boiling water; beat well.
Stir in flour
Stir in milk, shortening
Fold in beaten egg
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto hot griddle, spread each with the back of your spoon into a nice flat round. Cook until puffy, full of bubbles and the edges are cooked.
Turn, and cook the other side.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Kale nowJoi choi before
Joi Choi now
baby beets then
Beets (use some of the leaves as they grow for salad) now
China Express cabbage
Rainbow chard, all parts are eatableegg plant then
Egg plant now
Broccoli went to seed before growing much
Potatoes doing wonderfully growing in a trash can
Cucumber thenCarrots then Carrot now
onions then Pumpkins then Basil then Back yard garden now left to right, ching-chang, Nasturtium, Swiss chard, more Nasturtium
Behind, patty pan summer squashOnions, pac choi, nasturtium, basil, basil , rainbow chard behind onions now