Jul
03
2014
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Springtime pasta

Things are just getting off the ground in the vegetable department right now, but there are little handfuls of things to pull – peas, a small zucchini, some parsley or chives, a carrot. Today I got a zucchini before it got huge, and it had an amazing bloom that I thought would make a nice garnish for some leftover pasta. Vegetables quickly sautéed with butter, then a good squeeze of lemon and  toss it with the pasta.

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Jun
26
2014
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A harvest of 9 cherries

Our goofy cherry tree from Lowe’s that has 5 varieties grafted together on one tree produced its first crop this year. Nine cherries, and one more that looks like a bird found it. The good news is that there was a recipe for a Sour Cherry Old Fashioned that I clipped from the paper this weekend that only calls for 2 cherries. Perfect, it’ll be a good night.

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Jun
17
2014
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Tangled up in orange

Awfully beautiful pair of carrots, just in time for our 15th anniversary this month.

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Alicia, you’re the only farmer’s wife and partner in crime for me.

 

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Jun
13
2014
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Wildlife

I’ve been trying to get the kids into stop motion animation this summer. I think they’ll like this one. (see the animation after the jump) (more…)

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Apr
01
2014
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And the first crop is… cilantro

Apparently the cilantro that we let turn into coriander (cilantro seeds) last summer took advantage of a long winter in the ground and has leapt out as our first crop of the year. We had a cilantro sauce with some Peruvian chicken awhile back that was unforgettable, and I found a comparable recipe on a blog that makes me feel less bad about the infrequency of my own posts. Cilantro (stems and all), lime, jalepeño, olive oil and garlic. Pair it with the infallible carnitas from Homesick Texan on a freshly grilled corn tortilla and life is good.

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The cilantro patch gone wild.

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Chopped and ready for the food processor.

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The final sauce. 15 minutes later this bowl was 90% empty.

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Eat them in the yard or drip all over your shirt, dude.

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