Monthly Archives: August 2011

We Passed Go!

We passed “Go” and are celebrating 200 pounds of produce grown so far! See the Suburban Ton page for the details. Mutti is confident that we’ll reach the 1/8 of a ton mark (250 pounds). We had an unfortunate number … Continue reading

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First Muskmelon aka Cantaloupe of the Season

At left is an almost ripe Minnesota Midget cantaloupe. The netting is all around the melon and the green background is starting to lighten. This one smells sweet but the vines in the patch are starting to die back. I … Continue reading

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Museum of Modern Cuisinart: Cubist Pesto and Pollock

I had never tried pesto, but we have lots of Genovese Basil. So, I found a traditional recipe for it at Diggin Food using Genovese Basil, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. I went ahead and got the cheapest pine … Continue reading

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A Hole in One: Borer Wins the Buttercup

Two of the three Buttercup squash that we thought had come out unscathed from the borer debacle had small holes or indentations near the stem end. One of them had a less suspicious indentation where it looked like the stem … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Pickles

We are still getting some cucumbers from the garden, so Mutti decided to make her favorite refrigerator pickles recipe. It comes from a church recipe book dating back to 1973. We’ve shared a quart of these pickles with my sister … Continue reading

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Episode II: The Attack of the Nematodes

This is a continuation of my post on Japanese Beetles destroying our bean leaves, so if you missed that post you can check it out here. In talking with other gardeners they’ve noticed an uptick in problems with Japanese Beetles … Continue reading

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Tabouli Recipe

Tabouli is one of my favorite salads in summer. I made this for dinner this week and snapped a shot of it on our table with the tomatoes that have only recently started to ripen. I should say it’s a … Continue reading

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