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Farro Salad with Figs and Balsamic Vinegar

Figs on the fig treeIt’s taken three years, but we have finally achieved figs here in South Jersey!

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Going Krazy for Kale

Kale - It's what's for dinner

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Heirloom Tomato “Caesar Salad”

Mixed heirloom tomatoes
Yesterday one of my neighbors brought over some beautiful yellow and variegated tomatoes from his organic garden – it seems none of us right now have any shortage of beautiful tomatoes this season. I’d just gotten the newest issue of Food Network Magazine and of course, the current cover recipe was a stunning-looking Tomato “Caesar Salad”. I just had to try it out for dinner and overall thought it was quite nice – although I may tweak the details next time to give it more of an actual “Caesar Salad” taste.
Sliced and dressed tomatoes
The tomatoes are thinly sliced and mixed with a dressing of anchovies, olive oil, salt pepper, lemon and Worchestershire sauce.

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I might be in need of a gardening intervention.

My bok choi seedlings, about a week since plantingI moved out of Philadelphia to South Jersey last summer, and one of the things I was looking forward to was finally having a chance to start gardening in earnest. Yes, I’d had an itty bitty backyard before, but very little ever grew well there – it was too shady for most of the vegetables and herbs I wanted to grow.

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