Kohlrabi Slaw


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Small kohlrabi bulbs
  • 3 Medium carrots
  • 1 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs Lime juice
  • 2 Tbs Safflower oil
  • 1 Tbs Rice wine vinegar

Peel and cut the vegetables into matchsticks.

Mix liquid ingredients together for dressing until combined. Toss vegtables with dressing and sprinkle with toasted black and regular sesame seeds.

Recipe from Organic Gardening Magazine … [Continue reading]

Hot Pepper Spray


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Hot peppers (the hotter the better)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Quart Water

1. Put hot peppers and two cups of water into a blender.
2. Mix at high speed for 1-2 minutes.
3. Pour into a container and set aside for up to one day.
4. Strain liquid through a cheese cloth.
5. Add liquid into a one quart container. Fill container to top with water.
6. Apply liberally to plants. Re-apply every week to two weeks or after a rain. … [Continue reading]

Green Tomato Relish


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-qt Chopped onions
  • 1-qt Chopped cabbage (about 1 large head)
  • 1-qt Chopped green tomatoes
  • 18 Bell peppers, chopped (a combination of green, red, and other colors)
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups Vinegar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 Tbs Celery seed
  • 1-1/2 tsp Turmeric

Combine onions, cabbage, green tomatoes, green and red bell peppers and salt; cover and let stand overnight. In the morning drain well. Put vegetables in a large kettle; add sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed and tumeric. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Pack into  … [Continue reading]

Green Tomato Pie


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Tbs Flour or tapioca-minute
  • 1-1/2 Cup of sugar
  • 6 med Green tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • 1 Tbs Vinegar

Slice the tomatoes thinly into a bowl and mix with dry ingredients. Add butter & vinegar. Add mixture onto crust in pie pan, then add another the top layer of crust.

Bake in hot oven 400-425 degrees for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees for 50 min. until golden brown.

Recipe from the kitchen of Donna Wessels,  … [Continue reading]

Green Tomato Cake


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

This spiced green tomato cake is surprisingly delicious, and it’s a great way to use green tomatoes before the frost gets them.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil or melted shortening
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Pecans or walnuts
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 2-1/2 Cups Green tomatoes, diced
  • Coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In mixing bowl, beat sugar, vegetable oil or shortening, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Sift  … [Continue reading]

Fresh Herb Dressing


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

Fresh Herb Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry rubbed sage
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 cups toasted plain bread cubes or unseasoned stuffing croutons
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter; add the onions and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes or until  … [Continue reading]

Edamame (Fresh soybeans)


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

Cooking edamame pods

Bring to boil a large pot of salted water, toss the pods in and cook for 5 mins. after the water returns to a boil. To use in salads and stir-fries, just pop the steamed beans out of their pods and into your salad or wok.

For Japanese-style snacking, cook pods as above then drain in a colander. Toss with flaked sea salt and serve immediately. (In place of popcorn!) You can put the whole pod in your mouth, drag it across your teeth popping out the  … [Continue reading]

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 to 6 green tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cornmeal
  • Bacon grease or vegetable oil

PREPARATION:

Slice the tomatoes into 1/4″-1/2″ slices. Salt and pepper them to taste. Dip in meal and fry in hot grease or oil about 3 minutes or until golden on bottom. Gently turn and fry the other side. Serve as a side dish. Delicious with breakfast! … [Continue reading]

Zuppa Toscana


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 tsp. crushed red peppers
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 4 Tbsp. bacon pieces (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. garlic puree (minced or fresh diced)
  • 5 c. water
  • 3 2/3 c. chicken broth (this works out to be the amount in one of those boxes)
  • 1 1/4 c. half and half (the recipe calls for heavy cream but I don’t taste a big difference)
  • 1 lb. sliced russet potatoes (or about 3 large)
  • 1/4 bunch of kale (that’s what the recipe calls for, I
 … [Continue reading]