Sweet Peachy Business

July 22, 2010
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Along about yesterday, my good buddy Kristina came over with a big pile of white peaches from her yard. Kristina lives in Fallbrook, and she and her family have this fabulous yard full of citrus trees, avocados, and stone fruit. Every once in a while, she asks me if I want some. Do I ever?! […]

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Saving the Green Tomato

July 22, 2010

I mentioned that my garden exploded. What I didn’t mention was the ugly batch of blossom-end rot that came along with it. /: It seems that especially the hybrid tomatoes are bearing so heavily that they can’t get enough calcium, even with supplementing and with plenty of water. My nursery guy suggested that I thin […]

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So I went away, and my garden exploded.

July 22, 2010
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For reals. (: This is what happens when you take a three-and-a-half-day vacation. So with all that growth, there was lots of picking that needed doing. And lots of pruning. We’ll get to that next post …

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Brief Hiatus

July 22, 2010
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Hi all! Just want to let you know that Auntie Pasto will be on a week-and-a-half hiatus, due to ComicCon and other life stuff that involves the dreaded (ha) “no internet access”. Should return the first week in August. Thanks for your patience!

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Today’s Harvest

July 13, 2010
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I feel so proud to be able to post this, finally. (: This is what I harvested today! Check it out! Four fairytale eggplants, aren’t they cute? One white eggplant, six black pearl cherry tomatoes, three zucchini, a couple of pattypan squash, a “sweet pepper Mohawk!”*, a lemon cucumber (actually two, but I found the […]

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This week’s CSA

July 13, 2010
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It would probably make more sense to do my CSA posts on the day when I actually get the box. Unfortunately, that day is also RPG night, so I’m usually pretty busy, and then don’t get to it over the weekend. Sorry ’bout that! Here’s the CSA box for this week: Kristina got the beets […]

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How I Spent My Summer Evening

July 8, 2010
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With all that food coming from the CSA, we’re starting to have a bounty of goodness over here. Which is great — but things need to be eaten or otherwise dealt with. So this is what I did this evening: These are bread-and-butter zucchini pickles from Linda Ziedrich‘s The Joy of Pickling. This is only […]

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What I did with my CSA box this week

July 8, 2010
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This week’s box contained the following: Kristina got the chard and beets and some of the rest of the other food. We used the oranges, carrots, and radishes as part of the 4th of July party — orange wedges and a veggie tray that also included cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and cucumber. Veggie dip was a […]

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As promised, a brisket update

July 8, 2010

General verdict: tasty! Specific verdict: Uncle Pasto and I need a bit more learning on how to control a smoker fire. No no no — nothing bad happened. We were using the charcoal from the bottom of the bag, and it seems the smaller pieces burn hotter than the larger ones. We had a hard […]

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Kitchen Lit: Books I Can’t Live Without #1 — Texas Border Cookbook

July 3, 2010

Today’s post is brought to you by the inimitable W. Park Kerr and Norma Kerr, the founders of the El Paso Chile Company, and their book, The El Paso Chile Company Texas Border Cookbook, is a book I cannot live without. Now, it’s Texan, and the portions reflect the same. If you prefer portion sizes […]

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