Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tomatoes, tomatillos, bruschetta, and peppers

In spite of the cool weather, my warm weather crops are ripening in the greenhouse. I’m not getting huge volumes, but enough to make a few dishes here and there. Recently, I harvested some tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers. I used a few … Continue reading

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Canning and late summer harvests

Even with the wimpy and slow-to-produce summer we’ve had, August is a busy time in the garden and the kitchen. It’s pretty common during this month for me to have multiple projects going on at the same time, as the picture … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite kitchen things

Food preservation and storage season means spending a good amount of time in the kitchen. Many cooking and preservation tasks are made much easier with the right set of tools. I thought I share with you a few of my favorite … Continue reading

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 Miracle of gardening miracles! I successfully grew peaches in the greater Seattle area. This is no small feat even during years with ideal weather (which is rare), but it is pretty amazing this year considering the cold spring and summer we’ve … Continue reading

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What to do with 200 pounds of plums?

The kids and I picked a medium-sized basket of plums yesterday. Out of curiosity, I weighed the basket. We had 18.5 pounds of plums and you could hardly tell the tree had been picked at all. Based on a quick … Continue reading

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First cukes & beans

I originally started vegetable gardening a number of years ago because I wanted to grow my own cucumbers, lemon cucumber to be specific. For a long time, cucumbers were the only food crop I grew. I expanded my gardening horizons … Continue reading

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