Archive for September 2, 2009

Back to the Garden

We haven’t been in the garden lately.  I’ve been blessed with rain and extra hands but I’ve missed visiting on a daily, sometimes twice daily basis.

Here is what has been going on while I was away.

garden bean flour in the corn

I discovered that not all of my beans died and they have even begun to flower.

garden clem bennet heirloom sweet corn

I have two different varieties of corn that are doing well.  The one above is an heirloom sweet corn called Clem Bennet.  Below is a Blue Pop Popcorn Variety.

garden blue pop corn

I even spotted a couple ears beginning to bulge and  show silks!

garden corn silks

I love how the cucumber flowers have mini cucumbers sneaking up behind them on the stem.

garden cucumber flour

But even better than that is a cucumber ready for one of my Thinglets to pick for tonight’s salad!

garden cucumber

Eggplant flowers are amazingly pretty and I have two varieties to pick from.  I can’t wait to make Barbequey Ratatouille with my garden fresh eggplant.

garden eggplant flour

garden eggplant flour 2

This jalapeno was so well disguised beneith the dark similiarly shaped leaves I didn’t even spot it until it was near seven inches long!

garden jalapeno

 Below my re purposed crib rails protect the lettuce from the hot sun and provide a trellis for the cucumbers to climb.

garden lettuce patch

September 2, 2009 at 9:00 am 11 comments


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Sourdough Update

Many of you have been checking back for results on my sourdough creation. At the moment it is still a science experiment, but a happy, bubbly experiment. Never fear, recipes will be here! I did make a beautiful, moist and delicious loaf of sourdough using yeast and a myriad of other ingredients but I'm still trying to create something more user friendly. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a starter on the counter that you could add 4 things to and have a loaf of bread by dinner? Mmmm! Attempt #1 - rose well but resulted in a dense chewy blob Attempt #2 - rose ok but was thin and lifeless then fell and another dense (not so chewy) blob Attempt #3 - to the dogs! Attempt #4 - A sourdough pancake success see post under what's for breakfast gluten-free goof? Ongoing - I've tried several more times and am going to try a completely different approach on the bread starting this week. (Mar 18). My sourdough is still happy on my counter and it makes great pancakes but it's a lot of work just for pancakes. Keep checking! April Update: She is still kickin and I'm still workin on a yeast free, gluten free sourdough loaf! May Update: My sourdough "pet" has been dried and retired until next baking season. I've traded her in for a hotter model, the BBQ! :)
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