Update from the Gardens
We have begun to dig our sweet potatoes! As we do, the calendula, marigolds, and nasturtiums are putting out brilliant autumn blossoms. We plowed our "Tamarack" garden, which we've left fallow for 2 years and was mostly covered with clover, in preparation for garlic planting. Canned tomato sauce jars now line the root cellar shelves and we prepare for the colder weather when we will start to dig all the storage roots (carrots, beets, potatoes, celery root). The smell of saurkraut is in the air and soon the smell of fermenting daikon will grace us as part of the kimchee...
Hakurei Turnips Winter Squash Sweet Potato Tomatoes Parsley Chard Celery Root
Cynthia's Kitchen - Chard
This week I’m giving you a recipe from Bon Appétit which I’ve made several times. I always substitute if I don’t have something and it seems to work out just fine. BUCATINI WITH CHARD AND BREADCRUMBS INGREDIENTS: 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ⅓ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or use Liz’s bread Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 12 ounces bucatini or spaghetti 5 oil-packed anchovy fillets, finely chopped 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced 1 bunch small Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely torn (about 5 cups) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut...
Update from the Gardens
Warmer weather and a waxing moon means paste tomatoes are ripening and the pasture grasses are growing. We've been canning tomato sauce for the winter and got to make a round of tomatillo salsa. We are also cutting and hanging our strawflowers and statice to use later this autumn in dry flower arrangements and garlic swags. As we think about putting food away for winter, we have also planted down new seeds in the hoophouse for later harvests of salad mix and arugula.
Joi Choi Daikon Radish with tops Ginger Heirloom Tomatoes Purple Podded Flat Pole Beans Kale Beet Greens
Cynthia's Kitchen - Daikon
Daikon radish is one of my favorite foods. Here are a few ideas and a recipe. 1. Put grated daikon in sushi. 2. Use instead of cabbage or with cabbage in a slaw - raw. 3. Add to carrots, onions, garlic, broth, and.or lean meat and roast in oven. 4. Add to your next smoothie for a little zest. 5. Throw some in a stew, soup, or stir fry. 6. Lightly steam with olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. 7. Try dipping daikon sticks into peanut butter. Here’s a recipe for DAIKON CAKES: Place 1 1/2 cups grated daikon...