Preserving Analysis, Summer-Fall 2017

September 24, 2017

Good stuff: Fresh tomato sauce, cooked and frozen Conserva di pomodori (homemade tomato paste), salted and oil-topped in fridge, no-salt in freezer Sundried tomatoes Bruschetta in a jar (only make one recipe though, we won’t eat it fast enough) Basil pesto, frozen (trade/give away most of it, we eat it but produce far more than […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (9/11/17-9/18/17)

September 24, 2017

Weather: Still in the 90s. What can I say? It’s September in SoCal. Harvested: Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, roasting peppers, French strawberries, raspberries (a few). Cooked: Baba ghanoush. What we’re eating: ham and green onion quiche, baba ghanoush, lots of leftovers — why? We’re headed out of town. That’s why this post is late […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (Sept 4 – 11, 2017)

September 11, 2017

Weather: Thankfully a little cooler. Still humid. Someone tell the weatherrman I want a refund. Harvested: Tomatoes (roughly sixteen pounds’ worth), zucchini, bell peppers, basil, eggplants — about ten! Must be headed toward fall. Cooked: Marinated zucchini with garlic, hot peppers, and basil, conserva di pomidori,  yogurt. Ate mostly leftovers this week. There will be […]

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Weekly Homestead Report (August 28-September 4, 2017)

September 4, 2017

Weather: Scorching! Highs in the 100°F+ zone, lows in the high 60°Fs. No rain in sight. Normal for this time of year, but erk. Fire season. Hoping things stay calm. Cooked: Healthy apple crumble with apples from Volcan Valley Farm — twice!, Nectarine and Beet Salad with Pistachio Dressing (adapted from Eating Well), tomato and eggplant […]

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I have a confession to make.

September 1, 2017

I write in my cookbooks. Shock. Horror. And you should too. No one is going to judge you for that. In fact, if for some reason your cookbook ends up being given to someone else, they’ll probably be delighted to see your notes. I know I always am when I find a used cookbook. Why? […]

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