This tomato is gorgeous. I saved the seeds from some purple tomatoes that we bought at the Kingston Farmers’ Market last fall. Unsure of the variety, we named it Black Tom. I enjoyed the first few to ripen tonight sautéed with olive oil, garlic, tuna, spaghetti, basil, and parsley.
‘Giant Red’ mustard, arugula, ‘Sweet Valentine’ romaine lettuce, chives, and edible flowers (borage, radish, and broccoli rabe)
I made fried green tomatoes for the first time this summer. I’m not sure what took me so long, but this year I was in such a hurry to eat my tomatoes that I couldn’t resist picking several of them green. I especially liked having them for breakfast, a great stand-in for a side of … More Fried Green Tomatoes
I’m growing calendula for the first time this year. The flowers are beautiful, they attract pollinators and other beneficial insects and are nice companions for the tomatoes nearby. I’ve been plucking some of the flowers for drying and I’m learning more about culinary and medicinal uses for them.
Tonight I had a craving for grilled vegetables – eggplant and squash – with feta cheese, fresh herbs and delicious bread. Then I saw this on smitten kitchen. Perfect timing. I got home and got right to work. I drizzled sliced summer squash and eggplant with olive oil and seasoned them with salt and pepper. They … More Grilled Feta and Vegetables
One thing about eating locally is that you have to be really creative. Between the CSA and the garden the amount of fresh summer fruits and veggies that require immediate attention can be overwhelming, but I’ve actually found that the simplest meals are the most satisfying. Berries, peaches, and fresh goat cheese for breakfast, or a … More Two Summer Salsas
This was my first attempt at making jam and I love how it turned out! The plums, from our CSA, were very tart, especially the skins. I had considered peeling them, but then thought better of it; the skins help to thicken the jam. For this recipe I used honey instead of sugar, hoping that … More Tart Plum and Ginger Jam
I did a little experimenting and ended up with perfectly pink strawberry oatmeal cookies. I used the banana bites recipe with pureed strawberries instead of bananas and sweetened with 2 tablespoons of honey instead of additional fruit. The uncooked batter is also pretty good…