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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Using Garlic Scapes

Using Garlic Scapes

If you planted your garlic late last fall before the first frost, you are probably ready to harvest the scapes--the twisty little pointy part growing on the stalk from the middle of the leaves. Scapes are the flower stalks of the garlic plant, though garlic doesn't produce actual flowers.  We cut them off early in the season so that the plan uses its energy in growing large bulbs instead. Also, earlier cuts have milder flavors. The flavor of the scapes get stronger and more harsh the longer they grow.  Instead…

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What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Week 1

What I’m Doing with My CSA Shares: Week 1

As I wrote about earlier this year, I love being a part of a CSA. Figuring out what to do with the shares each week is a fun little puzzle. This year I'm going to write about what I plan to do with the weekly shares. Here is what we got this first week and what I plan on doing with it: Radishes We love radishes. We'll put some in a salad with the romaine, slice them on tacos, or quick pickle them. Romaine Lettuce We'll use some of this…

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