Category Archives: vegetables

Garlic and parsley pickles

A slight variation on the standard naturally fermented garlic sour pickle, this time with parsley instead of dill. I do really like parsley, so I’m curious to see how these turn out. Garlic and parsley pickles 5% brine (50 g … Continue reading

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Ramp chimichurri

This came together pretty quickly: a handful of foraged ramps (bulbs and leaves), plus a few springs of fresh thyme and mint, finely chopped. I used a bit more olive oil than I would for a pesto, and added a … Continue reading

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Sunday Side Projects

Okay, a few Sunday diversions. Kale and spinach pesto: The pesto is one we’ve been making for a while; it was a once-a-week thing over the summer, when we’d get kale and basil each week from our CSA at the farmers … Continue reading

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Pork and Beans

Last summer I made Adam Robert’s “Best Beans of Your Life” (which are actually The Barefoot Contessa’s beans, but I head about them through Adam’s blog The Amateur Gourmet), and they were really tasty. Start with dry kidney beans, add … Continue reading

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Barely Pickled

Nope, not an afternoon of gin-and-tonics, and not Hendrick’s pickles (an idea via From Belly to Bacon that’s brilliant on a number of levels). That’ll have to wait for another time and another post. But these are quick pickles, truly … Continue reading

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CSA week 2 – roasted cauliflower and kale

So, in order not to get buried under the CSA landslide, we’ve had to up our level of weekly meal planning. Since we pick up our vegetables at the farmer’s market on Saturday, we also take stock of the situation … Continue reading

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pickled peppers and pig’s ears

So here’s steps 2 and 3 of project pig’s ear, and a quick new favorite technique (well, old technique actually) for pickled peppers. 

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CSA week 1

This was the first week of our summer vegetable CSA through Gazy Brothers Farm, and I’m pretty excited with what we’ve got. This is our second year with the Gazy CSA, and one of the things we like about it … Continue reading

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Popcorn, anyone?

“So, do you guys want some popcorn? We’re going to watch a show.” (Read: it’s rainy, and we’re putting on Planet Earth.) “Yes, please.” (Are kids always more polite when you recall earlier conversations? Maybe.) “Popcorn!” says the little one. … Continue reading

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The Natural Pickle – sour garlic dills

I just put up a quick batch of garlic dill pickles after getting some kirby cucumbers at the farmers market from our CSA (Gazy Brothers Farm). This is a pretty straightforward naturally fermented pickle, using a 3% brine with aromats … Continue reading

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