Category Archive for: ‘Harvest’

Blueberries And Lemon Poundcake

A Berry Good Harvest Monday

This July I have been harvesting all sorts of things.  I wish I had the time to post weekly like so many of the others that list at Daphne’s Dandelions but at least I’m getting something posted!  In the beginning of July I pulled up my garlic from the community garden plot and it looked great despite the rust.  I think there …

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Big Juicy Strawberry

Organic Strawberry Jam

Oh, the strawberries this year.  While the cool wet weather this May and June kept many of the strawberries watery and bland, somewhere in California an organic grower got it right : the berries, just at the peak of ripeness, were deep red with a rich sweetness that reminded me of strawberry molasses.  Given that my berries, as lovely as they were, …

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Strawberry Jam Two Ways

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves

Strawberry Balsamic & Black Pepper Preserves (adapted from this recipe from Canadian Living) Using the remaining 1/3 of  the Organic Strawberry Jam batch and add: 4 more cups crushed strawberries ½ cup cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp coarsely cracked black pepper or to taste Directions:  Bring this mixture to a boil again – a hard boil for 1 minute stirring constantly– and then can just …

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Strawberry Coconut Torte

Strawberry Coconut Torte

Given all the yummy strawberries available this year I changed up the Original Plum Torte recipe by using large strawberries in place of the plums, adding a handful of unsweetened coconut to the batter, and topping it with some coconut flakes (which I then toasted under the broiler when the torte was finished).  A delicious summer treat!

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Oriental Greens And Radishes

Greens Growing Great

The oriental greens and radishes I planted in a half wine barrel with the umbrella greenhouse are ready to eat.  This photo was actually taken March 23.  The greens were starting to bolt so I had to take the greenhouse off and leave them to sweeten up in the cool air. Now they are ready and deliciously spicy!

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Radish Seedlings On Toast And Egg

Radish MicroGreens

My radishes are growing so well under the umbrella greenhouses that I started thinning them this morning.  Not one to throw away fresh greens, I topped my breakfast with the culled radishlings. Radish micro greens are quite the lookers, with frilly green leaves above a bright red root that will eventually be the vegetable we know so well. They are …

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