Monthly Archives: February 2015

Beautiful Sunset

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Pictures never do it justice.

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Fresh Basil Pesto

IMG_0032You can never go wrong with pesto. It’s great way to preserve fresh basil, whether you get it in the thick of growing season. . . . or in January. (Never in my wildest dreams.)

I love this recipe, because you can tailor it how you want it! Here’s what happened to the basil above

Easy Basil Pesto

2 cups Basil Leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions: Throw everything into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Use immediately or freeze in an ice cube tray for later.

Fresh, simple, wonderful — you can’t go wrong until you have pesto from fresh basil leaves. You’ll never go back to the canned, store-bought stuff again. (I know I won’t)

P.S. Feel free to throw in some pine nuts. Or dried tomato. Or roasted bell peppers. Or lemon juice. I better stop here because the possibilities are endless!

Note: To get the “pesto ice cubes” out of the tray, let them sit out 15 minutes or run hot water over the bottoms briefly.

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What We Do in the Winter

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“What do you do in the winter?” We get that a lot. A few weeks ago we asked for your guesses: “What do farmer’s do in the winter?

The answer?

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Mini-toms! Miniature Cherry Tomatoes growing growing happily despite the dead of winter.

Well, the farmer who is my husband doesn’t let the winter stop him from growing things.

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Flats of Rhubarb!

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These guys will get transplanted into the garden come spring. We might have extra, if you want a rhubarb plant!

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Cold weather bell peppers, meant especially for green houses.

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Say hello to the indoor grow system! Seriously, it makes me wish I were a plant. The environment is practically tropical in there. Thanks Dave and Julie!

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What’s YOUR Favorite Vegetable?

We’ve been sharing our favorites with you. Now it’s your turn!

Tell us what your favorite vegetables are! (Really, we’d like to know.)

 

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