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Beef Roast

We have a tradition of eating roast beef on New Year’s Day.  I often cook the beef on my smoker, but this year I used the oven.  I wanted to cook the beef on a bed of vegetables, so I dug … Continue reading

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Okra

As Hilda commented on a recent post, okra flowers are beautiful.  I don’t see them during the week because they’re usually closed by the time I get home and pick vegetables.  When I saw one blooming today, I thought I … Continue reading

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Turning Cabbage into Sauerkraut

The napa type of Asian cabbages that I plant tend to rot from the inside if we leave them in the garden too long, so we decided to make sauerkraut with most of the cabbages that remained in the garden. … Continue reading

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First Eggplant (and a recipe)

We harvested our first eggplant (also known as aubergine, melongene, garden egg, guinea squash, or brinjal) fruits (technically berries) yesterday.  We transplanted the plants into garden bed number four on June 1st.  They are growing well despite having a maple … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

One of the typical uses for tomatillo is to make green sauce.  We have a lot of tomatillo fruit from the “volunteer” plants that came up in garden bed number one and we have been trying to find a way … Continue reading

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Petite Pineapple

One of my pineapple plants flowered back in March.  I moved it outside with the other houseplants in June, and it’s been developing a fruit all summer.  The fruit recently began to turn yellow.  On Thursday (September 12th) I tried to … Continue reading

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Blackberry Upside-Down Cake

In the ongoing quest to find ways to use all those blackberries, we tried upside-down cake, adapted from the recipe at Betty Crocker. 1/3 cup (80 ml) butter or margarine 1/2 cup (120 ml) sugar 12 oz. (340 g) blackberries … Continue reading

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Smoked Pork Roast

In the tradition of the Labor Day (holiday, first Monday in September in the U.S.A.) barbecue, today I cooked a piece of boneless pork loin roast (about 3 lb. or 1.4 kg) on my smoker.  What does this have to … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam

When you have more blackberries than you can possibly eat, you make jam.  My wife made these six one-cup sized (8 oz. or 237 ml) jars of blackberry jam on Tuesday (August 27th), starting from about 1.5 kg (3.3 lb.) of … Continue reading

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