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July 2010 Blog Posts (23)

CSA Cookoff: Potato-beet Galette

Parker Farm CSA 7/28/10 share: 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch cilantro, 1 bunch spring onions, 2 pounds red potatoes, 1 pound squash, 1 bunch mustard greens, 1 bunch celery, one head cabbage. Oops - potatoes and squash are missing from the photo!

Find more photos like this on HOMEGROWN.ORG…


Added by Cornelia on July 30, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Stewed Okra

I love late summer for a few reasons:
1. Goldenrod
2. Nighttime cricket serenades
3. Stewed Okra

My grandmother-in-law, Zelma, was born in raised in Orangeburg, South…

Added by Rachel Brownlee on July 29, 2010 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

Trusting the process

Blue hubbard squash patch…


Added by Elizabeth Wilson on July 26, 2010 at 7:04pm — 3 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Squash enchiladas with salsa fresca

Parker Farm CSA Share 7/21/10: 1 bunch beets,1 bunch basil, 1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch red russian kale, 2 pounds potatoes, 1 bunch spring onions, 1.5 pounds summer squash, 1

bunch celery, 2 cukes and 5 ears of corn.

What I made: Summer squash enchiladas with salsa…


Added by Cornelia on July 26, 2010 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

I'm Back!

I've been away for a while, traveling to Chicago for work for the past few weeks. Our Spring gardens didn't turn out as planned (still trying to figure out why), but our tomatoes and peppers are doing great. We're going to try to do some Fall plantings of carrots, beets and turnips...so we'll see. Glad to be home and back in the garden!!

Added by Stacey on July 24, 2010 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

Farmhouse Scramble

Well, this morning I found myself with a few precious extra minutes before I had to leave for work, so I decided to forgo my usual blueberry yogurt in favor of a protein packed farm fresh scramble. I'm too lazy to make an actual omelet during the week, I admit!

I started with some chopped swiss chard, leftover grilled onions from my CSA Gourmet burger the other night, (which if I didn't have, I would have chopped up some fresh onion), grated Vermont cheddar cheese (thanks Cindy for…


Added by Elizabeth DeRose on July 22, 2010 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Garden Chicken Tortilla Soup

I made this soup start to finish, we ate it and I cleaned up - all within the span of 90 minutes. I used 8, e i g h t, produce items from my CSA in this soup!

They are: onion, garlic, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, green onions, bok choy, cabbage, tomatoes and parsley (of course it would have been much better with cilantro, but I didn't have any - so I used parsley). Make that 9 ingredients fresh from the farm if you count the parsley.

If you don't have all the greens…


Added by Elizabeth DeRose on July 22, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Fresh Tomato Sauce for Pasta

It’s ROUND TWO: Battle of the Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce. Tonight’s contender is a crowd favorite, champion of the “Cooked” Tomato. With lots of fans and lots of press this contender comes to the table highly anticipated.

This veteran competitor knows that garden fresh tomatoes must have a garden friendly recipe. The winner of this “Cooked vs. Uncooked” battle will…


Added by Nancy on July 21, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Youth farmers

There are so few of us,

we are different then everyone else.…


Added by Rebecca Wilson on July 21, 2010 at 1:20pm — 4 Comments

My Last 5 Homebrews

Our Past 5 Brews

Last night, while we were transferring our Gojo Wheat brew, we had a tasting of our past 5 homebrews. From left to right: Lemongrass Wheat, Summertime Kolsch, People's Pilsner, Pale Ale, and Belgian White.

It was interesting to try them all together and it really helped shape what we liked (and disliked) about each. I think we are going to… Continue

Added by michael on July 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Fresh and Uncooked

It’s ROUND ONE: Battle of the Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce. In tonight’s corner we have “Uncooked.” But, uncooked doesn’t mean lacking. No, ma’am. I think you’ll find that this pasta sauce will put up quite a fight. In fact, if we were in some kind of “Farmer’s Market Boxing Ring,” I think the announcer would say something…


Added by Nancy on July 20, 2010 at 5:58pm — No Comments

CSA Cookoff, a busy week: Caldo Vero (remix), Spice-rubbed Flank Steak with Zucchini Ribbons, Kale Chips, Sauerkraut and Bread & Butter Pickles!

7/14/10 Parker Farm CSA Share: 1 bunch beets, 1 bunch carrot, 1 bunch spring onion, 1 bunch kale, 2 pounds potatoes (yukon gold), 2 pounds cousa squash, 1 pound green or wax beans, 1 head romaine and 1 bunch basil.

It was obviously time to clear the fridge of the veggies that had been tucked into the corners...Farmer Steve has had an incredible beet crop this year, and I was drowning in beet greens. Ed at… Continue

Added by Cornelia on July 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Crackers! Grain free and low carb, even!

Around the house and at the office, we're always looking for nutritious, low carbohydrate snack-y foods to eat. It's hard to replicate the satisfying crunch of a chip or flour-filled cracker, but these seed crackers are good contenders and healthy to boot. Reading through the recipe below might sound labor intensive, but it really doesn't take up a lot of time. It's just a few small things here and there to get the prep work going and isn't any harder than whipping up a batch of cookies.…


Added by Sunshyne on July 16, 2010 at 2:32am — 2 Comments

Tasty Summer Smoothy Pops!

What to do with Creme Fraiche? Make frozen treats!

Our family often drinks smoothies for breakfasts on the go. I take the leftovers and pour them into popsicle molds as a nutrition-packed treat in the afternoons that I can feel good about. The sugar content is offset by the fat, fiber and protein so it ideally enters the system more slowly. Here's my recipe:

Smoothie Pops

In a blender, put in the following and blend til smooth:

2 cups of…


Added by Sunshyne on July 16, 2010 at 2:28am — No Comments

Two Firsts: Backyard Chicken Slaughter & Pressure Canning

Finally sat down and learned how to use my new All-American pressure canner! We had to kill the backyard roosters, so I took out the frozen chickens killed in May and made about four quarts of stewed chicken and broth.

Luckily kale also needs to be cooked at 10 lbs. of pressure for 90 minutes, so I filled up…


Added by Aliza Ess on July 14, 2010 at 4:28pm — 3 Comments

Refrigerator Style Bread and Butter Pickles

Refrigerator Style Bread and Butter Pickles

Pickling cucumbers as still life? Oh, please… With these beauties the picture practically…


Added by Nancy on July 14, 2010 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

My first garden in 12 years!

After leaving the gorgeous green of Missouri 10 years ago for the grey sea of concrete that is Long Beach and Los Angeles, I finally have a spot in a community garden. I combined plots with a friend who spent a couple of her formative years in the Midwest and missed the green enough to sit on a community garden waiting list with me for more than 3 years. But our wait is finally over!

We started late and I didn't do enough research to figure out what I needed, but we…


Added by ConsciouslyFrugal on July 13, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

Blueberry Salsa

We are in the height of blueberry season here in Georgia. I have been getting some off my bushes this year. (whatever the birds leave me!) I am also finding North Carolina blueberries at 2 pints for $3.00 so I have been stocking up. Here is a good recipe from the July edition of Southern Living for blueberry salsa. I was a little unsure when I made it but it tasted heavenly and everyone at the pool party…


Added by Diane Hoffmaster on July 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

CSA Cookoff: Beet stacks with minted goat chevre and fava bean bacon vinaigrette

7/7/10 CSA Share from Parker Farm, Lunenberg, MA:

1 bunch beets,1 pound fava beans,1 bunch cilantro,1 bunch mizuna,1 head cabbage,1 head cauliflower,1.5 pounds squash,1 pound new potatoes,1 bunch carrots,2 cukes and 1 bunch biera kale!

CSA Cookoff Recipe: Beet stacks with minted…


Added by Cornelia on July 9, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hey Ladies...Who's from NE Ohio? NW Pennsylvania?

Just wondering where you're all at!!



or email me at mygreengravity@yahoo.com and put "HomeGrown" in the subject line

Added by MICHELLE on July 8, 2010 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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