Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s box has greens – lettuce, salad mix, spinach, wild mustard, green onions, chives, potatoes, celery root, beets, and herbs. Field Notes.  Ken has been planting and transplanting:  his nursery inside the mobile high tunnel, his pepper and tomato plants in the germination cabinet, and the onion seedlings.  He has also been cleaning up the greenhouse in the field; perennial crops have perennial weeds.  And to avoid any possible boredom, …

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Thursday Morning in the Kitchen

After harvest Wednesdays, Ken and I regroup.  Today I found myself in the kitchen.  First I made some mayonnaise with some egg yolks,         and then some macaroons with the egg whites.           Then I made some custard with some cracked eggs.           Ken requested some macaroni and cheese.  Here is a skillet with baked ziti with cheese sauce, onion, peas, and frozen ripe …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has spinach, lettuce, salad greens, potatoes, beets, celery root, gobo, green onions or chives, potato onions, and herbs.       Field Notes.  Ken is almost done with pruning fruit trees and vines.  He has been planting, and we have received our seed potatoes.  Soon we will set the late crop potato seed to chit in a sunny window.  Last week we had a big spinach harvest – …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has fresh greens – braising and salad, parsnips, gobo, beets, carrots, onions, and fresh herb.       Field Notes.  Pepper plants are looking good.  Tomatoes have been planted.  Onion seedlings are hardening off in the greenhouse.  Ken set up a hoopette for early roots and has planted peas.    I am trying to get my loom warped before I move out doors.  I start cleaning and pricing …

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Egg Season – Ideas

Spring is egg season.  There is a reason the Easter Bunny is carrying a basket of eggs.  And it is the time of year when one has extra eggs to color or dye.       My birthday is in March.   Ken makes me a souffle.         Most years I start with omelettes as we also have fresh spinach this time of year.  Then when we have a social event I make …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has salad mix, spinach, turnip greens, freshly dug parsnips and gobo, carrots, potato onions, potatoes, and fresh herbs Field Notes.  Ken is a busy guy: cleaning up, bed prep and planting.  The peppers are coming up in the germination chamber and next he plants tomatoes.  And there are other spring tasks.  I volunteered to clean the stationary chicken coops so Ken can place broody hens and a clutch …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has onions, garlic, squash, carrots, parsley, salad mix, and the first spinach from the mobile high tunnel! Field Notes.  The days are getting longer and we look toward next season.  Ken has planted t onion seed – the first of the full season crops.  This starts a succession of seed plantings and shifting from warm germination chamber to sunny window, to outside with protection to transplant.  And the …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has squash, onions, garlic, beets, carrots, potatoes, braising and salad greens, spinach. Field Notes.  Transition time is here!  Ken has planted the first full season crop – onions and celery and celery root.  This starts the succession of plantings Meanwhile in the greenhouse we have spinach, some lettuce, turnip greens and chicory.  Time to wrap up making pots and head outside! From the Kitchen.  Here too, we are …

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And from the freezer – Asparagus for Cream of Asparagus Soup

Each year I freeze some vegetables.  In winter it is nice to have a taste of summer in the form of frozen berries or sweet corn or bell peppers, etc.  I freeze a couple quart bags of blanched, chopped asparagus.  Why?  It makes GREAT cream of asparagus soup in February.  Asparagus is considered a tonic for kidneys. Saute onion, add soup stock, herbs like thyme and tarragon and thawed asparagus. Run through blender, processor or …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden! This CSA box has greens, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, beets, squash, and parsley. Field Notes.  Ken did get into the green house and started cleaning, clearing and getting ready to plant  The weather has been unseasonably warm. Rather than celebrating we are wary.  for the past two years Ken has lost his grape crop.    Warm nights above freezing often sets plants in gear and if they are flowering or setting …

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