Browsing All posts tagged under »vegetables«

Zucchini-Fennel Phyllo Triangles

August 14, 2011


Greens may not be surviving the August heat, but the zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! — well, that is mounding up in prolific piles.  We’ve done zucchini noodles, zucchini bread, zucchini in stir-fry and zucchini-as-soup.  Inspired by a round of fava-mint empanadas earlier this year, we’ve decided to try zucchini as a filling.  Empanada dough might be […]

Use those Veg! Summer Sautéed Ratatouille with Lemon-Mint Dressing

August 8, 2011


We made this quick, summer sautéed ratatouille in a wok to quickly cook the vegetables to crisp-tender.  You won’t need the heat at full-wok levels, especially if you’re using olive oil (the smoking point is much lower for olive oils).  But, using the wok is nice for a quick summer lunch since the pan transfers […]

The growth-cycle of garlic.

June 25, 2011


Today is a cool summer day here in central PA, with a high of a heavenly 75 F. Even so, I can hardly conjure up the memory of those chilly days last fall that found us on our hands and knees poking garlic cloves into the ground. At that time of year, the garden is […]

An Evolving Garden Line-Up

May 16, 2011


This year, we’re bringing back some tried-and-true and testing out some new, unusual varieties we found at the Seed Savers Exchange.  Successes, flops, and other updates to follow! We’re growing in central PA, in a valley that tends to the milder side of PA winters, but still with a shorter(ish) growing season. It’s been well, […]

First Spring Harvest!

April 24, 2011


First Spring Harvest! – april 24, a photo by WithinSeason on Flickr.

Sputnik: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bulb

April 10, 2011


Seed Savers has been our go-to seed buying option recently, but I’ve just come across and am totally curious about the Hudson Valley Seed Library because a) library!? and b) their frameable, local-artist-designed seed packs remind me a whole lot of Dixit, also a new favorite thing. I’m glad to see they’re working so hard […]