Category Archives: VA

BBQ sauce without sugar

I contacted an old Minnesota acquaintance and BBQ connisseur asking his advice on sugar-free BBQ sauces and he sent me a copy of a recipe entitled Moonlight and Moonshine from Moonlight BBQ Inn in Owensboro, KY:3/4 cup white vinegar3/4 cup … Continue reading

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Falafel waffle v 2.0

Yet a third waffle maker arrived so it was time to try a new recipe for the falafel waffle. We had soaked the chickpeas overnight and fresh parsley was available so Ms. C ground up the beans and added garlic, … Continue reading

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Beets, lemon and orange juice, and arugula flowers

As I try to finish the beets and farmer’s market lettuce I grated a red beet over a bed of lettuce and squeezed some lemon juice and orange juice over the beets before putting a few arugula flowers for a … Continue reading

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Strawberry banana kefir

I had left the kefir grains in the milk much longer than normal resulting a single phase nearly slimy preparation whose consistency I was not quite fond of. There was an over-ripe banana and some local strawberries so I just … Continue reading

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Cast iron rehab

I got a surprise second-hand store cast iron skillet as an early Father’s Day gift and after attempting an abrasive cleaning with steel wool, I switched to a chemical method using Kroger drain cleaner as I could not find sodium … Continue reading

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Grated beet and goat cheese salad

I harvested a nice large red beet, grated it, placed it on a bed of chopped young beet leaves, squeezed lemon juice over it and added a dollop of goat cheese. Delicious, refreshing and healthy!

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Yellow beet, leek and Swiss chard breakfast

It was time to harvest the yellow beets, leeks and chard to make way for the new planting of cantelopes and squash so I sauted some leeks, thinly sliced yellow beets, Swiss chard, yellow and red beet leaves and stems, … Continue reading

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Kimchi pickled beets: homegrown edition

The harvest window is opening for red beets and leeks, to provide space for melons and squash, so I diced some ginger, garlic and the leeks, added Sambal Oelek red pepper paste, sliced the red beets (Johnny‚Äôs Boro F1, hybrid … Continue reading

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Strawberries, yogurt and lemon basil

We waited in a car line for two hours at the Maymont herb sale and lemon basil was available so now a couple weeks later I tried it mixed with yogurt as a topping for strawberries. Pretty good. I am … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Peppers in Garden 2020

After a February 17, 2020 planting, tomatoes and peppers were grown indoors under new LED lights, moved outside March 22, 2020 and the tomato and pepper varieties, along with the sources of seed, which made it to the backyard garden … Continue reading

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