Thursday, June 11, 2015

Eight Pounds of Strawberries!

Thanks to multiple volunteers who cleaned and harvested this week, today we delivered these scrumptious strawberries to Open Door Pantry.  Delightful to the eye, sweet to the taste and healthy for a treat.

That is why we love our gardens!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Another beautiful day for a walk over to the garden to plant lettuce and tomatoes.

Passed by the turtles sunning and the swallows patrolling for insects. 

 Then a big turkey marched out of the woods and announced himself.
This garden!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Beautiful day for a walk to the garden!  Still a little muddy but the plants we put in last week look good.  

And we had a nice walk back to the desk after enjoying the sunshine.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

First Delivery of 2015!  Joan picked a bunch of asparagus and will deliver to Open Door this afternoon.  We like to saute a little minced garlic and onion in olive oil, roll the asparagus in it, then roast at 400 till the asparagus turns bright green.  You can sprinkle Parmesan or Romano and some sea salt and pepper on it if you like.  Tasty treat!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blue Skies Sunshine Rhubarb Asparagus

We met down in the Main garden today to dig up some strawberry and raspberries to pass along to Open Door's gardeners.  We found spring asparagus growing in the shade of the raspberries.  
We'll be able to pick the asparagus and rhubarb next week, and judging by these flowers, won't be long till strawberry picking time.          

Friday, April 24, 2015

Srawberries Green Onions Rhubarb

 The strawberries, onions and rhubarb are already well on their way, despite the cold spring.  Here's a cool recipe we found for when they're ready to pick.

1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries   
     1 1/2  cup diced rhubarb
     1 tbsp. minced garlic
     2 chopped green onions
     1 tbsp. olive oil
     2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
     2 tbsp honey
     2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
        salt and pepper to taste

Saute garlic and onion.  Add remaining ingredients & bring to a simmer.  Stir frequently. Cook over medium/low heat until thickened, about 15 minutes.  Serve warm or cold with meat or cheese.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Yes, it snowed this week, but our onions, chives, rhubarb and strawberries signal spring has arrived!