The abundance of tomatoes has led us to a salsa frenzy. I used to live in MD with a dear friend whose mom makes the best salsa, so I asked for her recipe. Memories of hers are still fresh in my mind, and I am so pleased with the results of our own efforts. Good […]
look what my awesome husband grew for us! next year we plan to ramp up production. kudos to craig (of sirna’s farm & market in auburn, oh) for sharing advice on how to grow garlic…..we’ll be trying his tips this fall. another resource we rely on heavily is Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for […]
tonight we harvested our first batch of purple string beans….yes, they are purple, which really helps in the harvesting process….but they do turn green when cooked. they are delicious. nothing like fresh-picked dinner! we only planted a little bit of garlic last fall and it is now hanging in the garage to dry out. we […]
it’s kind of a saturday / sunday morning tradition around the bickle house to make waffles or pancakes. we have been honing this recipe for a few years now, so here it is: Best Waffles Ever (serves 2 people … maybe like 2 1/2, if that’s possible as your house) 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup […]
cilantro and parsley have been in my fridge now for over 2 weeks…..thought i’d share the trick i’ve found works best for preventing that slimy bag of herbs or greens that lurks in the back of the crisper after only a few days…. first, rinse the herbs and shake dry. next, cut about an inch […]
this morning i pulled in the remaining tomatoes….several red, but mostly green and now i have to come up with a plan for what to do with all of them. a colleague suggested pickling them, which i’m considering….any other recommendations out there?
well, it’s not much, but i’m pleased with our efforts (plus it’s more than we produced last year)….i don’t think i want to see another apple until the new year! in total we processed and canned the following: 20 qts apple sauce 18 pints apple butter 11 pints raspberry jam 3 pints grape jam they […]
or two or 24 pounds to make a few quarts of apple butter…..but it’s so worth it! start with fresh rinsed apples. cut them into quarters or eights and put all parts (including core and seeds) into a large pot with water. boil until soft and then run through a food mill. you now have […]