explodinggirl:

Ravishing corn tassel!

explodinggirl:

Ravishing corn tassel!

'Chocolate Bell Pepper'

Chocolate refers to the color before you get too excited. I wasn’t sure the seed was still viable from the 2010 season stamp on the packet but they were free giveaways at the National Heirloom Expo a few years ago. Goes to show seeds last a very long time.

'Chocolate Bell Pepper'

Chocolate refers to the color before you get too excited. I wasn’t sure the seed was still viable from the 2010 season stamp on the packet but they were free giveaways at the National Heirloom Expo a few years ago. Goes to show seeds last a very long time.

First pot of heirloom San Marzano and Amish Paste tomatoes into the canner. A quart of tomato juice, gallon of sauce and seed fermenting to clean for next year.

Sumac foraging has started in ernest. Cold steeped Sumac tea with just a pinch of dried hibiscus flower makes the most refreshing summer drink when you’re hot and tired. We have Smooth Sumac in this area which the majority of people consider a weed. Anti-fungal, anti-microbial and antioxidant are just a few of the benefits from spending a few hours outside.

Fig time

jeanpolfus:

White wild indigo (Baptisia alba) is a native to North American prairies. Springbrook, Wisconsin.

jeanpolfus:

White wild indigo (Baptisia alba) is a native to North American prairies. Springbrook, Wisconsin.

Heirloom tomato ‘Purple Calabash’

laughingduckpermaculture:

A few photos from our fermentation-themed meeting yesterday. We were few, but we had a fun time making sauerkraut, kefir cheese, and sourdough starter and sampling various ferments. For copies of the info sheets shown above see this post, and for more photos seeĀ this album on Facebook.

Tags: fermentation

Today’s harvest baskets
Getting back to normal. Don’t forget to try out the Sweet Potato leaves.

beneaththeoaks said: How long will those pesto cubes last in the freezer?

They last a year with no problem. I do pour a little fresh olive oil over the top when they thaw. Then just add in the cheese. The parm won’t freeze well at all.

gardenandtable:

roritx:

Basil Pesto into the freezer

If you make big batches of pesto to freeze leave out any parmesan if you use it. Thaw and add it in when you use it.

How much olive oil did that take?? Haha

New bottle so I’d guess 12oz of it. I like California Olive Ranch.

Tags: pesto

fearless60:

I am on a mission to grow my own after seeing fabulous okra growers on tumblr.

Hoping my mission succeeds.

Pick a good sized pod and let it dry to crispy before you harvest the seed.

fearless60:

I am on a mission to grow my own after seeing fabulous okra growers on tumblr.

Hoping my mission succeeds.

Pick a good sized pod and let it dry to crispy before you harvest the seed.

My babies are growing up!

My babies are growing up!

Big Rainbow Heirloom Tomato

Big Rainbow Heirloom Tomato

Basil Pesto into the freezer

If you make big batches of pesto to freeze leave out any parmesan if you use it. Thaw and add it in when you use it.