More Recipes: Sofrito and Beet Pepper Soup

This season we have a great crop of beautiful ripe peppers.  I chopped and froze (no blanching) some for future use.  At Ken’s request I made some ripe pepper jam, and today I made sofrito.  Sofrito is a combination of vegetables that are cooked slowly with fat or oil to reduce moisture and preserve color and flavor.  What started as two cast iron skillets of onions, peppers and some garlic became four small freezer jam …

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Ken’s cheese and corn bake

On Wednesdays Ken harvests vegetables and brings them to the tubs and I clean, sort and box them up for the CSA members and the on line orders.  Once he has harvested he cooks our lunch.  Often he takes the culled vegetables – not cute, but still fine – and uses them.  This week in addition to apple pie and tomato sauce, he made an interesting bake.  A couple weeks ago he made pancakes with …

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Fall Plantings

Ken plants all season.  This week he has been transplanting fall greens.  Here are some in the garden         He has been clearing space, and preparing other beds for late season crops as well.  He pulled the sunflowers and gave the seed heads to the chickens to enjoy before the rodents ate them! Ken likes to wait a bit before planting so he can rake or cultivate.  This gives the plants a …

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