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.

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