Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Peas weeds and summer squash

Peas, weeds and summer squash we have got them all.  Peas are coming on hard and need to be picked. Onions need to be weeded again and young onions can be picked and are great. Broccoli  there is some to pick. Beets just a few left.  Greens will be gone soon.  Cukes are slow but there will be a lot. Summer squash needs to picked. The freedom rangers have all been processed.  If you would like any they are $4.50 lb. And come in at 4-5lbs. each.  We also have  grass feed ground beef from Darma Lee Farm for $5.00lbs.  Packs are about 1lb.

Monday, June 21, 2010

tie them up

Tomatoes need to be tied.
Peas by next week
10 days to cukes
still lots of leaf lettuces
and there are some beets
onions look great
we need to side dress with compost the peppers, tomatoes and egg plants and put mulch at the ends of the raised beds to hold the plastic down

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Yes beets . We have beets.  Golden and Chioggia.

We have salad greens and braising greens and butter crunch head lettuce.  There is some spinach. It is bolting and is coming out this week so if you want spinach  get  it now.  We can plant more for fall.  Herbs: thyme. sage, chive, parsley.

Made a great braised greens dish last night.

This can be made with any of the braising greens in the garden.  {beet greens, colards, mizona, or a nice mix}

3T olive oil
one medium onion diced
1 clove garlic minced
1/8 lb  Italian pancetta (Italian pronunciation: [panˈtʃetːa]) is a type of dry cured meat, similar to bacon. It is pork belly that has been salt cured andspiced (nutmegpepperfennel, dried ground hot peppers and garlic are often featured), and dried for about three months (but usually notsmoked). There are many varieties, and in Italy each region produces its own type.  

Pancetta is a great way to add a lot of flavor to a dish for very little cost.  Pancetta is about $7.00lb at your local Italian import store.  I buy a whole unsliced 1 lb chuck.  As it is a cured meat it keeps well. If unsliced.  I add  it to a lot of dishs.  Pasta sauces, soups and I have wrap a turkey w/ it.

1 lb chopped greens

brown meat, onion and garlic in a large fry pan  add salt, pepper, chill pepper to your liken.

add greens wilt down add more salt if need be.

you can add beans at this time if you like for Beans and Greens or leave as is for what I  call Pork and Greens.

Hey come on its 4:30am and the owls are eating the chickens.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Let's do some planting

 Man did we need that rain.  Thing are looking very good after the rains.

Brook and Woody brought by some bean seed that needs to go in the beds.

Onions could use a little weeding.  The end of this week some of the greens beds will need to pulled and replanted.

Interesting read in the NY Times.  Is this what we are doing?