Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

It's funny how the internet can affect your behavior (and not the grand time suck that my FB page sometimes is--I start sharing new recipes and lose hours). No, I'm talking about how I can be exposed to a new idea at the perfect teachable moment.

While sitting in the wings waiting for a high school awards assembly to begin I checked my email messages on my phone and came across this chive blossom vinegar recipe from Mrs Wheelbarrow. I inherited my folks' chive clump last summer when they gave up their community garden plot and this year is my first time with chive blossoms. At the conclusion of the assembly I ran home, harvested all the blossoms--with Robert Barker's help until he got distracted by a squirrel--and threw together a jar of vinegar. I used ⅓ sherry vinegar and ⅔ white vinegar because that's what I had on hand that sounded fitting. I'll try it out in 2 weeks.


I had plenty of chive blossoms left, however, so I made a chive blossom & potato focaccia. It was fun to make the dough (above) and fun to eat. I've got a few blossoms left that I'm eyeing for a potato salad--perhaps adding a new color to my Confetti Potato Salad.

We took advantage of the unseasonably cool weather to have a piece of tail for supper. We're due to get more beef in June, so I took the opportunity to eat up the last few oddball packages. Somehow we got 2 tails from the last beef. No complaining--my family loves ox tail stew! I use Elise's recipe from Simply Recipes.

On the blog I've shared a couple of recipes using the last of the freezer stash of beets. My Cocoa Beet Chocolate Chip Muffins were shared with the folks at the first CSA pickup last year and are my kids' favorite way to eat beets.

I'm on a mission to encourage folks to make and put up garlic scape pesto. It's so versatile! Here I've shared Grilled Garlic Scape Pesto Smashed Potatoes--an excellent way to enjoy some seasonal eats any time of the year.

My last recipe has nothing to do with my garden or farm share. It's an old family recipe for spicing up cottage cheese to make a savory potato chip dip. This is great to have on hand for graduation parties or cookouts. The recipe is here.

Have a lovely week!

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