Wait…you didn’t think I preserved ALL of my greens, did you? Of course not! I’m managing to eat some, though hardly as many as I probably should. Besides sauteed in garlic, this is probably one of my favorite ways to eat them. This particular version was made with the greens of yellow beets. Yellow beet [...]
Beets! They’re beautiful! They’re delicious! They’re in season! And they’re red!
It’s been a veritable beetfest over here at goat central. We’ve been shredding them, pickling them, and pressure canning them. And, very importantly, teaching other people how to do these things, too. I love a good beet salad in season—one of my favorites follows below—but [...]
Remember my abundance of green beans? And my sad little potatoes?
They’ll make a happy little salad.
About half a pound of potatoes, preferably small and garden-fresh
About half a pound of various fresh beans (string, romano, wax, etc.)
A large tomato, chopped
A handful of basil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 T olive oil
1 T Dijon mustard
I am drowning in beans. Somehow, the two 4-foot rows that I planted in my community garden plots are producing an average of about a pound of beans a day. Never, ever would I have guessed that they would produce so much. The obvious solution is to preserve them, but beans—the classic low-acid food—are a [...]
Simple, improvised salads are one of the purest joys of summer. Get a few flavor combinations down, and you’re set. Mark Bittman’s recent list of ideas of 101 salads is a great place to start, but really: just toss together whatever comes in from the garden and eat what you like. Not coincidentally, things that [...]
Finally! Today, at long last, the garden had enough greens to make a salad for the two of us. We topped this miraculous combination of spinach, baby chard, baby beet greens, and tatsoi with homemade balsamic dressing, some blue cheese, and walnuts. Spectacular! Since some of these greens are in partial shade, fingers crossed to [...]
This is a classic, “Hmmm, there’s nothing to eat in my house. But I want a salad. What to do?” kind of dish. You’ll note that I don’t call it “slaw,” because in my mind, “slaw” contains green cabbage and lots of mayonnaise. Since this is based on a vinaigrette and whatever happens to be [...]
I just made a batch of egg salad and something is seriously wrong. I can only describe the texture as furry. The eggs are fresh from the farm yard, so that’s not the problem. The only ingredients are eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and majoram. I added some vinegar and mustard and that helped, but just [...]