Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Ingredients 1 pint tomatillos, de-husked, washed and halved 1 onion, cut into chunks 5 garlic cloves 1 jalapeno 1/2 bunch cilantro 1/4 t salt juice of 1 lime Instructions Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.   Lay out the tomatillos, half the garlic and half of the onions on…

Kimchi – Beginners Version

Ingredients 1 Napa cabbage, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips 1 small head bok choy 1/2 C kosher salt 2 T garlic, minced 2 T ginger, minced 1 t sugar 3 T water 4 T Korean red pepper flakes 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded 2 bunches scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces Instructions Place the cabbage…

Produce Cleanup Day……..

We have a lovely pile of produce waiting for me to attend to it.  It must have inspired DS19 while I was at the dentist because when we returned home he had a pot of homemade tomato sauce started on the stove.  After his lunch there was still quite a bit in the pan so…

Sweet Pickle Relish

Ingredients 6 C chopped cucumber 1 1/2 C chopped onion 1 T salt 1 1/2 C vinegar 3/4 C honey 1/2 t celery seed 1/2 t ginger 1 T cornstarch 1 T water Instructions Toss cucumber and onion with 3/4 T salt. Let it rest in a strainer over a bowl for 3 hours. Discard…

Zenger Farms CSA – Week 8

July 26th CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms cucumbers beets tomatillos carrots zucchini lettuce rainbow chard string beans basil Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice  

Zenger Farms CSA – Week 6

July 12th CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms Green Lettuce Fava Beans Broccoli Tomato Spring Walla Walla Onions Red Radishes Cucumbers Fennel Purple Basil Napa Cabbage String Beans Bob’s: Lentils What we did with it…..  

Zenger Farms CSA – Week 5

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. ~ passed along by our CSA – Zenger Farms July 5th CSA Pick-up at Zenger Farms Red Leaf Lettuce…

Dehydrating Summer – Kale and Squash

We’re not huge fans of kale or greens around the Backyard Farm, we get a huge bunch in every CSA delivery and the stuff seems to stay fresh forever.  I still can’t do much since the knee surgery so I decided to clean out the refrigerator and preserve some of the produce.  I thought I’d…

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…..