Friday, August 31, 2012

Recent Harvests

Few SunGold Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplants and Baby Carrots. I dumped all the remaining 2 year old carrots seeds into a pot and most of them germinated, crowding the pot and many didn't get enough room to grow. But its fun to see what these teeny tiny seeds can grow into.

CSA Bounty Basket - Aug 29th

We got some Chioggia Beets, Cilantro, Hot peppers, Nectarine, Cucumbers, Radishes, Read Leaf Lettuce, Squash Medley, Tomatoes and Mixed Field Bouquet

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Potato Leek soup for Dinner

I had to search for a recipe to finish the leeks which I got from CSA share. It turned out quite rich with flavor and filling for a wholesome dinner along with some bread. Ingredients used are Leeks, yellow potatoes, heavy cream, Cumin powder, chilli powder, butter, salt and some parsley for garnishing.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CSA Bounty Basket - Aug 22nd

Here is the list - Romaine Lettuce, pickling cukes, swiss chard, zucchinni, tomatoes, scallions, eggplant, beans, peppers, nectarines, zinnia, celosia. I simply love celosia, I did grow them long time back and now I feel I should have taken out sometime in spring to get some containers. Here is link to what I did before. We are getting overloaded with lettuce this year. We do enjoy salads but used to eat more spring mix than lettuce. I am not complaining but are enjoying fresh Lettuce:)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Whats growing??


Spud Trial...

I guess I was in a haste to pull the potato plants, they were just forming and I could get a few...
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Recent harvest...

I have been getting enough sweet basil for pesto regularly and few cherry tomatoes to munch. One and only potato harvest...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aren't these healthy doughnuts :)

Loved these doughnut peaches from store.  I am getting them for the first time and they look like doughnuts and are in season so taste yummy.
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CSA Bounty Basket - Aug 8th

Melon, Beans, Cucumbers, Zucchinni, Patty pan squash, Kohlrabi, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Lettucce, Leeks and sunflowers
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Homemade Pizza after a while..


Toppings: Spinach, Brocolli, Pesto, Peppers and Red onions... 

Simple Pasta Recipe

I mixed boiled pasta to Olive oil and some freshly homemade pesto + salt in a frying pan and sprinkled some cheese. This simple recipe turned out very delicious and we all gobbled up everything in no time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aug 1st - Bounty Basket

We got Sweet Basil, Salad Onions, Scallions, Garlic, Romaine, Romano Beans, Arugula, Baby Spinach, Cucumbers, Zucchini and Blueberries (missing from picture) this week for CSA share. Plan is to make Basil Pesto, Arugula Pesto and may try zucchini bread.
Large Zinnias & Sweet Williams Bouquet 

Moori Laddo (Maramarala unda ..)

These are so easy to prepare and need very few ingredients (Moori, Jaggery, pinch of Cardamom powder and water). They are crunchy, a bit sticky and simply delicious.

Tie Dye Fun

Tie Dye was so much fun to do with my daughter. We made our self  these shirts....
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