The rain was also a boon to the newly planted seeds for fall including green beans, beets, cilantro, arugula and radishes. With a long soaking rain, germination of these seeds is almost guaranteed
September 7th is Approaching: Dining in the Fields, 2014
No tours during Dec/Jan/Feb due to Volcanic winter, ok, just joking about the Volcanic part)
Carrots: carrots are really good roasted in the oven with some coconut, olive or peanut oil. Of course they are also good as carrot sticks or in salads.
Summer Squash: add raw to salads, steam lightly, or stir-fry. Don't overcook unless you like soft consistency.
Scallions: Probably the final harvest for these. These mild-mannered onion family folks give an easy onion flavor to salads, sandwiches, stir fries and more. Or you could do the old classic buttered bread and sliced scallion treat: my grandparents talked a lot about enjoying them in spring. May return for fall.
Garlic scapes: we hope you enjoyed the delightful flavor of these.
Lettuce heads: these have run their course and are stretching skyward--a precursor to bolting--flowering to make seed.
Lettuce mix--the leaves have given it their all and are now finished.
- Rinds from 1/2 of a large watermelon, prepared as described below
- 4 cups vinegar (white, apple cider, or white wine would all be good — I used regular white distilled vinegar this time) (farmer used cider vinegar)
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/3 cup of kosher salt
- shake of ground mustard (farm addition)
- shake of ground dill farm (farm addition)
- 1 star anise (farm addition)
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes