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Summer squash on its own doesn’t have a lot of flavor, so it’s the perfect vehicle for some other deliciousness. My favorite way to cook summer squash is to cut it in half, lengthwise, brush it with some garlic scape flavored oil, and grill on both sides until browned and tender. Then I slather it with goat cheese and pesto. You can build a whole meal around this beautiful presentation.   If you don’t have pesto or goat cheese, sliced summer squash, just sautéed in oil or butter with some chopped garlic scapes, and sprinkled with cilantro when tender, is...

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The gardens have been hot and the growth continues to astound us.  Tomatoes are beginning to ripen on their vines in the hoop house!  With the last big plantings of the year ready to go in the ground, we were hesitant because of all the dry heat we were getting.  However, with a good chance of rain this past Friday, we planted all of our autumn brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, brussels, cauliflower), and our storage roots (carrots and beets) in the cooler evening on Thursday as the sun was setting.  Rain did arrive on Friday and our gardens are now all filled...

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Basil Garlic Scape Pesto - We make this pesto here every Monday with our own basil and garlic scapes.  You can find it in the refrigerator.  It is the perfect way to enhance your pasta dish, top your haddock, or complete a sandwich. Cherry Tomatoes - The heat has brought ripeness to our Hoop House tomatoes and the cherry tomatoes are starting to produce.  Limited supply.  Features our sungold orange, peace vine red, and blush cherry tomatoes. Green Peppers

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Sautéed beet greens   1 pound beet greens salt 1 - 2 Tbls olive oil 1 - 2 garlic scape, chopped 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes if you like hot pepper   Cut stems from greens. Bring pot of water to a boil, add 1 Tbls salt and the stems in 1” pieces. Boil 1 minute. Add the greens.  Blanch 2 minutes. Transfer to blow of ice water. Drain and squeeze water out.  Chop coarsely   Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes. Stir 30 - 60 seconds. Stir in greens. Stir and cook for a...

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Over 2 inches of rain in one day!  The ground is fully saturated and and heat has arrived.  Add the full moon and everything in the gardens is exploding with growth! The peas had to hold on to the trellis for dear life while all the hard rain was falling on them, but now they are bursting with fruit.  The garlic is sending up scapes like mad now and the onion plants are standing tall.  We have removed the row cover from our summer and winter squash to discover beautiful plants with tiny baby fruit.  I saw my first green bean blossoms...

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