Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Redux

Been cooking the same olds: sweet potato and kale hash, beet burgers, oatmeal souffle, etc. Also just swapped out the carrots, beets, and arugula... and put the tomato starts and summer seeds in. The snow peas were given a reprieve because they are still blooming.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Also

Started fermenting today. The sauerkraut should be fine but I didn't put enough head space in the beet stuff so that's going to bubble over and make a pretty purple mess. But the struggle is real, and it's worth it.

Arugula plus

Third #arugulachallenge meal was arugula salad with cranberries, goat cheese, and almonds. Made a dressing with garlic in balsamic and olive oil. Super yummy! And separately, I had this fubar while trying to get an egg from the pack.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Abundance of arugula

The rainy weather has been kind to the arugula, so it's time for me to join the pup in eating it (she likes kale and greenery more that I would ever have expected...). Which had me searching for arugula recipes, and I landed on  this yummy one. Of course it's modified, I super thinly sliced some yellow onion since I was lacking in chives and omitted the rosemary. And we don't typically have bread, so this was loaded onto some naan leftovers. Yummy. More different arugula experiments tomorrow hopefully.
Sauté onion and arugula in butter. Add 2 eggs and scramale them in. Salt and pepper to taste, serve on toast.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Arugula night two

Grand plans to adapt a Swiss chard savory pancake recipe went kaput after I didn't go to the store to get milk. I switched gears to sweet potato pancakes,  then diverted again to my old favorite sweet potato hash with kale, with arugula instead. Added a little yellow onion, and overcooked the accompanying fried egg, but still good.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Winter veggies and volunteers

This is before and after I pulled out all the volunteer seedlings. I left the arugula, beets, and carrots (later found some tatsoy). And pulled the tomatoes, cucumbers, and grass that had sprouted illegally. (Plus a week passed between pics.)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Winter tomatoes

Two of the tomato plants are going strong, but I have to bring the fruit inside early because some critters are having a feast. I should probably take the whole thing down in a few weeks (I also said this a few months ago...).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trees

Wanted to mark the size of the fruit trees that were all planted either 1 or 2 years ago... Can't wait until they are huge and producing so much that I have to make jam or give away. Also picked a ripe and super yummy fuji apple yesterday. Those white lattice fences are doing their job of keeping the dogs out of the crops.

Adios to the agave

This guy was starting to tip over so we took him out and planted something new. The tap root was strong so it was no easy feat. And I processed a ton of the pups (cleaned them up and removed any bugs) so that I could give away as many as possible. Last pic is the hesperaloe that took its place.