Category Archives: garden

Aji amarillo and huacatay dip

It was finally time to work on a version of the sauce found in Peruvian roast chicken places containing Aji amarillo peppers and huacatay (Mexican marigold). I had some huacatay paste from last year (even though there were volunteers near … Continue reading

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First Funk family watermelon

I was bored on a Friday night and it was cool and drizzly so I thought I would clean the watermelon patch of crabgrass only to find that a Funk family watermelon was bursting its seams learnin’ me that I … Continue reading

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Bacon grease fried veggies with tomato poached eggs.

I had not had a real breakfast all week, as I am on a short local gig, so needed to use up onions, poblano and red peppers, good parts of Cherokee purple and Old German tomatoes along with yellow squash … Continue reading

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Mashed figs on apple walnut pancakes

I was being served a breakfast of apple walnut pancakes (no added sugar) during a respite from a four-day work week and just mashed up a couple of ripe figs from our first year of fig production. Also tasty with … Continue reading

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First ripe Brown Turkey figs

After bundling up the backyard fig bush in burlap and a garbage bag last winter it is gratifying to see ripe figs that the squirrels have yet found. The figs are ripe and a bit watery so far but tasting … Continue reading

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Rescue cantaloupe

I had rescued some volunteer cucurbits from the compost realizing that as hybrids they will not be true to the variety purchased in the store and have harvested a large cantaloupe that was ripe when green, had a very thin … Continue reading

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Thai basil with ramen

Fall has briefly returned to Richmond so the windows are open, the A/C is off and I can make my winter standby chicken flavored Ramen noodles but with fresh Thai basil from the garden and added tofu for protein. Yes, … Continue reading

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