Monthly Archives: June 2019

Lakeside Farmer’s Market

Wednesday I was short of salsa tomatoes and pedaled up to the Richmond Lakeside Farmer’s Market and picked up some nice Cherokee purples and poblano peppers along with some very ripe blueberries and peaches. (Nice bike pyramid). I was on … Continue reading

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Pizza dough, 25% whole wheat flour

I keep forgetting to add salt to the dough but a 25% whole wheat dough worked pretty well. I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour and put 1 teaspoon of yeast in 1/2 … Continue reading

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Butter beans and fresh seasonings

I was running late learning Spanish reading Bici Zen by Juan Carlos Kreimer before pedaling to Tricycle Urban Ag to do some volunteer gardening so only had time to open and rinse a can of butter beans and add diced … Continue reading

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Volunteer cucurbit

I had such fun with a volunteer gourd a decade ago that I thought I would plant another couple volunteers from the compost bin. (The flower was open at 8AM and closed about 10AM). It doesn’t seem to look like … Continue reading

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Veggies and eggs

I am getting addicted to my veggies and egg in the morning. Today the only veggies available were a garden leek and nasturtium and farmer’s market red pepper, yellow tomato, zucchini and Silver Queen sweet corn. The Silver Queen (just … Continue reading

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Tabol Brewing

I was headed up to Rag and Bones coop bike repair and stopped at Tabol Brewing for a Bucolic Frolic (Belgian abbey meets saison). They specialize in local yeasts and barrel fermenting. Located in a former commercial glass blowing company, … Continue reading

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Butter beans with basil, mint, nasturtium and lime juice

I was hungry and too lazy to cook so I opened a can of butter beans, rinsed them with water, and added basil, mint, nasturtium leaves and flowers from the herb garden along with some lime juice. Not quite spicy … Continue reading

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Watermelons planted

I saved some Sugar Baby and Funk’s Family Heirloom watermelon seeds from the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival at the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange tasting booth. The Heritage Fest was very informative with many food and garden authors and booths. Be … Continue reading

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Fuel Pump coffee station

Fuel Pump coffee station has finally opened in the former 10 Cafe space at 3200 W. Cary St. in RVA. They have done a nice industrial wood renovation. A lotta black though. Serving Intelligentsia coffee.

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Strawberry salsa with Colby

I was in Blacksburg and received some colby-style (cheddar-like) raw cheese from Mountain Branch Creamery (6696 Briery Branch Rd, Dayton, VA 22821) and thought it would go well on a soft shell corn taci with the strawberry salsa that I … Continue reading

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