Turnip And Kohlrabi Pickles

Turnip and Kohlrabi Pickles

I made this Vietnamese pork and cold rice noodles dish for dinner, but didn't have carrot or daikon on-hand for the vegetable pickles. I did have turnips and kohlrabi from the CSA, though. Above: Sous vide pork, basil, cilantro, mint, rice noodles, quick pickles, nuoc cham. I quickly sliced them thin with my food processor, minced a few cloves of garlic, grabbed a few dried hot peppers from my Vietnamese pepper plant, tossed them all in a quart jar, and filled it with a typical pickling liquid. I didn't peel…

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Tips For Canning Tomatoes

Tips for Canning Tomatoes

Amanda and I canned two varieties of tomatoes from our small garden for the first time. Someone stole them all last year and we didn't get many the year before): Ten Fingers of Naples, a variety similar to San Marzano Black Vernissage, small red and green striped tomato with a rich flavor We also canned some beautiful heirlooms from our Peace and Carrots Farm CSA. This was our first time canning tomatoes and here is what we learned: Tomatoes can be canned via the water bath method as long as…

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Freeze Your Summer Vegetables

Freeze Your Summer Vegetables

When you have a garden or are part of a CSA you tend to get a lot of vegetables in at once.  If you can't use them all right away, it is a good idea to save them for later in the year when fresh vegetables aren't as easy to come by. If you have the freezer space, freezing your veggies is a fast and easy way to save some of those summer flavors for the colder months. Some vegetables get mushy or soft after they are frozen and thawed,…

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