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Category Archives: Soups
Once the fruits are produced in July, they rapidly mature and are ready to be picked in late August-September. They store extremely well untouched, however; this fall I decided to prepare all my squash ahead of time and store in the freezer so that I could whip up some quick and easy, delicious dishes, like coconut curry butternut squash soup, in a pinch. This soup is nutritious and tasty, and it chases aways the winter duldrums. Continue reading
Potatoes are also easy to grow, but having nowhere to store them, I decided to make soup and freeze it so that we could enjoy it throughout the winter. The first recipe I tried was a savory success. It combined a few homegrown ingredients, leeks and potatoes, as well as some dried chile’s that I had on hand from last years harvest, living up to its nickname of poor man’s soup. Continue reading
It’s cold here in Pennsylvania this December, bone chilling cold. The swiss chard has already met its frosty demise, and the brussels sprouts never survived the gluttony of my resident groundhog. Before this deep freeze, I did however, get a chance to use the last of my winter greens and try out a new favorite recipe, On The Fly Wonton Soup. Continue reading
After much talk about our successes and mishaps, cherished recipes, and harvesting tips, we decided it was only necessary that we celebrate our love of locally grown, seasonal food by holding an annual Harvest Dinner. Continue reading