Harvesting And Drying Sage

Harvesting and Drying Sage

We had a lot of sage in our garden plot this year. Despite regular use all season, we had quite a bit left before the first frost. We decided to dry it and grind it up for the herb rack, which we'd never done before. Here is one of the many sprigs we picked: Step 1: Remove the leaves from the stems. Step 2: Rinse off the dirt. Step 3: Pat the leaves dry with paper towels. Step 4: Dry the leaves. We used a dehydrator that I received for…

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What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Week 22

What I’m Doing With My CSA Shares: Week 22

This is the final week! We're going to miss our fresh veggies over the winter. We signed up for a Winter CSA through Farm Bridge, so we won't be totally out in the cold. They purchase fresh vegetables throughout the summer to package and freeze, then they deliver them to local pick-up spots once a month. We'll pick up the first share in December. What we got in our final Peace and Carrots 2017 share: Potatoes - I combined these with some of the parsley from last week and made…

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What I Did With My CSA Shares: Weeks 15-20

What I Did With My CSA Shares: Weeks 15-20

I've been a slacker and let six weeks of CSA posts stack up. For most of that time I was traveling either during the week, on the weekend, or both, so I just snapped photos and resolved to post about it later. After driving up to the Peace and Carrots Farm (our CSA provider) today for their Harvest Fest, I decided that I shouldn't wait any longer. (TL;DR 🥦🥕🌶 🥔 -> 🥗🍲🌮)
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Baking Time And Temperature For A Yala’s Half-Baked Pizza

Baking Time and Temperature for a Yala’s Half-Baked Pizza

Yala's Pizza, my favorite pizza joint where I grew up, sells half-baked frozen pizzas for you to take home and bake yourself. Whenever I go back home, my parents pick me up one (a double pepperoni), vacuum seal it, and stick it in my cooler right before I leave. They are the best. I couldn't find the recommended baking time and temperature online, so I had to call them. I figured I'd post the instructions here so that other Lorain County natives can search for it online instead of calling…

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