Category : Food

Food / Blog - 3 weeks ago

Be a Summer Tomato Saver

September 26th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Save those tomatoes! Now's the time to get creative with preserving the wonderful tastes of summer. Photo: Jodi Torpey There may be a colander full of green tomatoes to use once the temperatur...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit?

September 17th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations This Welsh Rabbit is actually called a "Blushing Bunny" because I added sliced tomatoes on top. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger I find it best to make the...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs

September 11th, 2017 Pin It 2 users recommend Now's the time to start saving all those homegrown culinary herbs to use for savory winter recipes.  Photo: Jodi Torpey The plants in my patio herb garden are slowing down, but I have to start...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Tomatoes with Seasonal Herbs

August 29th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations This is a simple and tasty recipe for cherry tomatoes. The garlic chives and their blossoms and the arugula really add pizazz! Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger...

Food / Blog - 1 month ago

Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas

August 28th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Stuff and bake squash halves for a garden-fresh dinner now and freeze some for a quick meal when life gets hectic this fall. Photo: John Pendleton Zucchini is just one group of summer squashes...

Food / Blog - 2 months ago

5 Easy Ideas for Preserving Peppers

August 21st, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends As soon as these Mariachi peppers turn bright red, they'll be roasted, peeled and placed in freezer bags to enjoy in recipes this winter. Photo: Jodi Torpey I never met a chile pepper that I didn...

Food / Blog - 2 months ago

More Tomatoes!

August 16th, 2017 Pin It no recommendations Recommended daily summer dosage: eat at least 1 tomato sandwich a day--take anytime--for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals. susan belsinger Simple requirements: dead-ripe, organica...

Food / Blog - 2 months ago

Tomato Time!

August 6th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Garden bounty--it's what's for supper! 'Genoa Green' basil, assorted heirloom tomatoes and fresh cured garlic. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. susan belsinger Just-roasted garl...

Food / Blog - 3 months ago

A Taste of Slow Food Nations

July 17th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends The Slow Food movement is what vegetable gardeners have been promoting since the first gardens were planted: eating seasonal produce that's local and organic. Jodi Torpey Vendors sold their e...

Food / Blog - 3 months ago

How to “Grow” Black Garlic

July 10th, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Black garlic undergoes a special process to change its taste and texture, while increasing its health benefits. Photo: Jodi Torpey Apparently black garlic is a real thing. I didn't believe it at fi...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Summer Solstice in the Garden

June 21st, 2017 Pin It 1 user recommends Love the shaggy heads of Monarda fistulosa which are abuzz all day with pollinators--they are blooming much earlier this year. Both leaves and flowers taste like a spicy oregano. susan belsinger...

Food / Blog - 4 months ago

Stock Up on Garlic Scapes Now

June 12th, 2017 Pin It 4 users recommend Fresh garlic scapes are now in season in gardens and at farmers markets.  John Pendleton Grilled garlic scapes are a versatile vegetable, from side-dish to main dish. John Pendleton Fresh...