Savoring the Season: Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

Preserving the seasons bounty does not have to be all consuming.  It can be simple with delicious results.Late spring when the cucumbers in the north Florida garden are coming in faster than can be consumed or shared with friends is the signal to make a batch of refrigerator cucumbers.  You need only a few ingredients, … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

Dirt to Table Experience: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing

Contrary to popular belief butternut is a tender skinned winter squash with little tolerance for cold air. My luck with growing butternut squash has been dismal.  I planted it too late, too early, and mostly ended with a lot of vine and no squash.  Late last winter my fellow community gardener gave me three butternut … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing

Eat Your Greens: Simple Kale Salad

This weekend I trimmed that last of my winter kale.I dressed it with a simple vinagrette of olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder and salt.  Proof that all that was needed was a few ingredients to bring out the natural flavor of these beautiful leafy greens.Kale SaladServes 6Recipe from Whole FoodsIngredients:2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons … Continue reading Eat Your Greens: Simple Kale Salad

Dirt to Table Experience: Carrot-Orange Soup

People are often surprised that we grow carrots-not sure why.  Folks may envision carrots being difficult to grow or just not on the sphere of their garden reality. The fact is we grow a lot of carrots. This past season we sowed close to 2000 seeds, that does not necessarily equate to 2000 carrots, but … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Carrot-Orange Soup