Hi Everyone! We received .4 inches of rain from the remnants of Laura on Saturday. We may get a little more precipitation tomorrow. Soil moisture is good, seeds are sprouting, and the transplants have taken root. Mostly moderate temperatures are forecast for the week ahead but with some cool nights. (more…)
Monthly Archive: August 2020
Leeks, known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots, and scallions. Leeks look like large scallions, having a very small bulb and a long white cylindrical stalk of tightly wrapped, layered leaves. With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. (more…)
Hi Folks! So I guess I misspoke when I said that the extreme heat was done for the year, as we are amid several more scorching days. We had a few minor rains during the week, sufficient to help transplants to take root and seeds to germinate. As I expected, my early August planting of spinach was almost completely killed by excessive rain from the tropical storm. The next planting has germinated well and should be ready to cut in a month or so. Greens in general are still scarce. We will have some arugula next week and should have lettuce again as well.(more…)
Summer savory is commonly used as a flavoring for soups, stews, and marinades. But it is also known as the “bean herb” because it goes so well with many types of beans, especially green beans or any other type of broad bean. It is also quite tasty in stuffings, with any type of meat or chicken, or sausages. For a different use, try it in scrambled eggs or omelets. Add it to a salad dressing recipe for an aromatic flavor. (more…)
This baked radish and quinoa salad, found on the Jen Reviews health and food blog, is simple enough to make for lunch or dinner. It contains all the tasty summer flavors and enough protein to keep you feeling full. You can add more vegetables to this salad and/or use a different dressing – the options are endless! Serves 3.
Hello Folks, it seems that we may we over with the scorching heat for this season. Hopefully, the precipitation will be a little more regular going forward. We received about 0.3 inches on Sunday and have a chance for some more of the wet stuff this afternoon. We are in the process of transplanting the fall brassica crop and a little rain really helps them to take root. (more…)