Zenger Farms CSA – Week 4

June 28st CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms Green Speckled Lettuce Fava Beans Red Beets Russian Red Kale Pircicaba Broccoli Tromboncino Zucchetta Zucchini Carrots Red Radishes Hakurei Turnips Sugar Snap Peas Greek Basil Blueberries Bob’s: Black Turtle Beans What we did with it…..

Physical Therapy

I got to start physical therapy on my injured knee today.  It’s been almost 4 months since it began hurting and just over 6 weeks since my surgery.  I’m putting this on my blog to hold myself more accountable for my homework….. Start Date 6/26 – – each set twice daily Quad set – washcloth…

Summertime – Week 2 – Linens

June 24 – Declutter, iron and organize bathroom towels June 25 – Declutter napkins and tablecloths June 26 – Declutter, treat and organize kitchen towels and washcloths June 27 – Organize cleaning supplies in the linen closet June 28 – Declutter and wash sheets and pillowcases June 29 – Declutter and organize linen chests June 30 – Wash…

Dill Pickle Relish

Ingredients 2 lbs cucumbers (finely chopped) 1/3 C white onion (finely chopped) 1/4 C garlic scapes (finely chopped) 1/2 t turmeric 1/8 C sea salt 1 C water 1/2 T dill weed 1/4 T dill seed 1/4 T mustard seed 1.5 T white sugar 1 C white vinegar Instructions Mix the cucumbers, onions, scapes, salt,…

Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut

Ingredients 2C Red cabbage- finely sliced 1 bunch Beetrrot – grated 7g sea salt (for 350g veg) 1/2 t caraway seeds 1/2 Clove Garlic – grated 1 t Ginger – grated 1 grape leaf Instructions Finely slice the cabbage and grate the beets. Put the vegetables into a bowl and add the sea salt. Set aside,…

Sauerrüben: Lacto-fermented Turnips

Commonly found in some parts of Germany and Poland, though not quite as popular as sauerkraut. Ingredients 4 turnips (I had 306 g shredded turnip) Sea salt (6 g for 20g/kg) grape leaf Instructions Wash and grate the turnips. Mix the sea-salt into the grated turnips and set aside for ten minutes. Squeeze as much…

Bread and Butter Pickled Radishes

Ingredients 1 1/2 c cider vinegar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup water 4 t kosher salt 2 t mustard seeds 2 t pickling spice 2 t whole black peppercorns 3 bunch radishes Instructions Combine all of the ingredients except the radishes in a saucepan and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar and…

Zenger Farms CSA – Week 3

June 21st CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms • Red Iceberg Lettuce • Bok Choy • Lacinato Kale • Red Scallions • Cucumbers • Radishes • Hakurei Turnips • Sugar Snap Peas • Cilantro • Bob’s: Old Fashioned Rolled Oats What we did with it…..

Oregon Strawberry Jam

Ingredients 2 2/3 C crushed Oregon strawberries 3 T Classic Pectin 1/2 t butter 3 1/3 C castor sugar Instructions Attach the stirrer to the pot and distribute the pectin over bottom. Add the strawberries and butter. Press the jam button to set the cook time to 21 minutes – press enter. In 4 minutes the timer will…