Monthly Archives: October 2011

Roasted Beet and Pea Leaf Salad with Hand Ground Tahini Dressing

I used pea leaves, pea flowers and pea shoots here, almost the very last off my dyeing sugar snap pea plants! Making tahini by hand is a lot of work but so good. The roasted beets are a bit oily, … Continue reading

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Storing the Rest of My Garlic

The “left over” 57 garlic heads that didn’t get chosen for seed are now neatly stowed away hanging in a pair of tidy braids. I see why the traditional garlic braid is a tradition, it’s a space saving convenient way to … Continue reading

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Planting My Own Home Grown Seed Garlic

I thought this was going to be a conclusion to my garlic self sufficiency project but I’ve realized its more like the half way mark, the big self sufficiency questions still remain : Did I grow enough garlic? Did I … Continue reading

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Growing Sugar Snap Peas: A Space Saving Choice for Small Gardens-How Did I Ever Over Look This!

I have grown a food garden for four years now and somehow I missed the boat on sugar snap peas? Naively I have assumed sugar snap peas are the same as snow peas but not so! Sugar snap peas grow … Continue reading

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Seasonal Sides for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving long weekend! This year I am giving thanks that my big brother is hosting everyone so I don’t have to clean up the house or cook a turkey but I did volunteer to make a few dishes. The … Continue reading

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Healthier, Herbier, Mashed Potatoes

I have the pleasure of cooking for a vegan this thanksgiving, my vegetarian little brother’s girlfriend actually, we don’t get to see this set of herbivores as often as we would like, so when they do show up I try … Continue reading

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Braised Jerusalem Artichokes in Tomato Thyme Sauce

Anyone who grows JA’s is familiar with their over abundance tendencies, a prime garden candidate for pot lucks! To bring the sweetness out of this unusual vegetable I find the best way is to sear them first until golden brown … Continue reading

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