Posted in August 2011

Okra Refrigerator Pickles

Okra Refrigerator Pickles

I was hoping to can some spicy okra pickles for the winter, but I didn’t plant enough okra this year to harvest several pounds at a time. On average I’m harvesting about 1-2 cups per day.  For the most part, I have been just slicing and blanching the okra and freezing it in quart sized … Continue reading

Crazy Putting Up

Crazy Putting Up

I haven’t posted in a few days because I have been turning this* Into this We had an entire crisper full of pickling cucumbers and okra that really needed to be used up right away in addition to several dozen ears of corn from my parents’ farm, five eggplants, several bell peppers, a small basket … Continue reading

Canning a Basic Homemade Salsa

Canning a Basic Homemade Salsa

We picked the first batch of tomatoes from the garden the other day along with some Anaheim peppers and a small green pepper.  It was time to make salsa.  I’m hoping to can at least 25 pints of salsa of several varieties this year.  We eat a lot of Mexican and Southwest food, so we … Continue reading

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

Living in Colorado I usually think of tortillas as being a either corn or flour; something to wrap around burritos and tacos.  Spanish tortillas, however, are more closely related to frittatas.  They are made with simple ingredients, mainly potatoes, onions, and eggs.  In Spain tortillas are served at room temperature along with many other tapas, … Continue reading

My Take on Sagg Aloo

My Take on Sagg Aloo

Saag Aloo is a British Indian curry made with spinach and potatoes.  I’m completely addicted to Indian food, and this is a really simple recipe to make with ingredients that are nearly always on hand at our house. While I originally found this recipe at one of my favorite cooking blogs, Quick Indian Cooking, I … Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Babaganoush

Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Babaganoush

When I went out to the garden the other day there were four grapefruit sized eggplants hanging off of one plant, causing it to lean heavily to one side.  I picked them right away because I figured that it probably wasn’t good to let the plant droop over like that.  We’ve recently had eggplant parmesan … Continue reading

Cucumber Kimchi

Cucumber Kimchi

I first tried Kimchi while spending the night at a friend’s house in high school.  Her Mom was from Korea and she always kept a gallon glass jar of the wonderfully spicy and sour cabbage in the fridge. Over the years I have bought the occasional overpriced and slightly bland mass produced stuff at the … Continue reading