Posts Tagged ‘community garden’

Quick Pickled Baby Beets with Stems

We’ve had plentiful rain and moderate summer temps the last few weeks and the garden grows by the minute.  Sweet snap peas are bountiful, greens overflow my crisper and the tomato plants are 3 feet tall.  The winding row of mixed color beets are beginning to crowd one another as I never have the heart to thin them. Read more ›

Tomato in Two Acts

Tomato season is over for Minneapolis with two nights of hard frosts under out belts (three weeks early, I might add).  To celebrate the last of my harvest I made tomato broth and tomato paste from the same batch of tomatoes.  Read more ›

Grilled Vegetable Terrine

Grilled Vegetable Terrine

I was a little late doing my Charcutepalooza challenge last month.  The assignment was to make either headcheese or a seafood terrine.  It was ridiculously hot and humid in July, so I couldn’t bring myself to boil pigs feet for hours on end, no matter how tasty the result. Read more ›

Heirloom Beefsteak Tomato

Ode to the Tomato

It’s hard for people south of Minnesota to understand how glorious August is for tomatoes.  When California is enjoying tomatoes in June, we are just putting the plants in the ground.  When the red, white and blue of July 4th is loaded with tomato fireworks, we’re watering and pining after our little green orbs. Read more ›

Baby vegetables at community garden.

Southside Star Community Garden

I spent the morning doing my community garden hours at Southside Star. I put together our new 4 stroke weed wacker and did some edging around the garden plots. The Minneapolis tour of gardens is coming up and we want our place to look good. Read more ›

First Sungold Cherry Tomato

First Tomato

I picked this little beauty from my backyard garden, in all it’s Sun Gold glory. Then I made the mistake of showing it to my 4 year old daughter. She is a tomato fan like I am. The whining was brutal! So we split this tiny morsel in half. Lovely. Now my plants better hurry up and produce or I’ll never hear the end of it. Read more ›

A chronicle of my adventures growing, preserving, cooking and eating from my garden and everywhere.