Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week's CSA box has apples, potatoes, peppers, onions, melon, summer squash, eggplant, corn, beans, tomatoes, and greens

Field Notes.  Shorter days, but no frost - yet.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash and eggplant have all slowed down, but will continue until we have frost.  Enjoy the last of these summer favorites.  We are on the cusp of fall this week. 

Ken continues to harvest and plant and thin and plan for fall.  We also start to assess how crops did, which crops are less popular (should we grow eggplant?) and what we will have to harvest and store over winter - onions, carrots, etc.

From the Kitchen.  Ken has been busy on all those dark and cool mornings.  He is a master of use whatever is in the kitchen. Chowders with onion, tomatoes, peppers, left over roast and grated cooked potatoes and corn.  

He has created a streamlined and gluten free version of his upside down pizza - no crust, just a summer vegetable bake topped with cheese.  Place olive oil in a flat pan like a pie plate, add sliced eggplant, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, he used some Organic valley pepperoni, topped with grated cheese and baked at 350 for about an hour and a quarter.  He checks the firmest vegetable in the mix to determine if it is done.  Great with rice and a salad or sweet corn on the side.

'Til Next week, Judith

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