Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Food and Cooking: Unintentional Success

Over-eager transylvanian garlic

 Okay, my new thing (besides apparently being really good at growing garlic) is sprouting.  I bought a sampler from Sprout House through Amazon a couple of paydays ago, and we have been sprouting fools, trying the different mixes.  Radish sprouts are a really, really concentrated kind of spicy.  Like putting ten radishes in your mouth and chewing them all at once.  But it's sooooooo good on a sandwich.

It's so darn easy, healthy, and tasty, it's unbelievable more people don't do it, especially with all the contamination recalls of store bought sprouts lately.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Food and Cooking: Manna

Next year in September, I'm going to hear a "thunk" and roll on the roof, and instead of thinking "Aw crap, branches fell on the roof."  I'm going to be thinking "Pie!" and race outside with a rake and a bucket.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food and Cooking: Making Lemonade... With Ketchup

The garden beds are re-dug and my fall garlic has been planted.  Two rows of Transylvania garlic, and two rows of Roja garlic.  I have yet to plant my shallots, since I ran out of room.  I have a row up the middle of the garlic bed, but it is hard to reach from either side without trampling the outer rows, so I'm not sure I want to use it for planting.  I may throw some seeds in there that don't require the precise planting that bulbs do, like greens or something.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to get another condiment out of the house that had