Well we have made it past the average frost date of Sept 20th. We actually made it TWO weeks past that. That is quite amazing! Thank you Lord for the extra time! This is only the second time we even made it to the average frost date. Normally we get a frost by the end of the first week in September. See, quite amazing!
We have spent the last weeks harvesting and preparing for the coming months. With harvesting comes canning. Lots of canning. Then we harvest some more and continue to can. Sunday we got everything harvested that wouldn't be covered for the frost that is coming on Tuesday. The only thing besides the cold weather crops that can take temps down to 27 degrees is the eggplant and poblano peppers which are under a plastic row cover. They will stay plenty warm there until we harvest them later this week.
We have been making lots of pizza with the abundant harvest of roma tomatoes. Doesn't it look tasty? Did I mention it is also gluten free? You would enjoy this pizza whether you are gluten free or not. The week after I made this pizza we tried a deep dish version in our cast iron pans. You don't want to miss this recipe!
Have you ever heard of cardoon? It is a tasty relative of artichoke. When prepared it tastes just like that artichoke relative. Instead of eating the flower, like artichoke, you eat the stalk like celery. It is also blanched like celery. That is why it is all tied up. The great thing about cardoon (besides the fact that it tastes like artichoke), you get way more from it.
We have been canning these for a super yummy, dare I say better, alternative to marinated artichoke hearts. These are soooo good and I'm very excited to pull out a jar of these this winter to make some cheesy "artichoke" dip, or how about some "artichoke" pasta, or maybe I'll just grab a fork and eat them straight out of the jar.
Keep checking back for these yummy recipes and more updates. For now I have to get back to canning.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love gardening and being outside in God's amazing creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals!