Monthly Archives: March 2012

Chickpeas Sprouts, Asparagus, Garlic Green & Penne Stir-fry

Garlic green, a spring culinary treat from my garden. (Click on photo to enlarge) Because I planted the garlic cloves closer than recommended last fall, I am now harvesting every other plant for cooking. Use as you would scallion. Both the white … Continue reading

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Harvest Mondays, March 26, 2012

My Asian pear in bloom. Direct sowed sugar snap peas (24 feet) and regular peas (5 feet). All these seeds were a few years old so I soaked them for 24 hours before planting, will see how well they germinate. … Continue reading

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Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu is a well known strongly flavored, spicy tofu dish from the province of Sichuan (Szechuan), China.  Literal translation means “pocked marked face old lady’s tofu”. “Ma” means pocked marked face, “po” means old lady. Legend has it … Continue reading

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Harvest Mondays, March 19, 2012

Spring greetings from my garden to yours! Hellebores (Lenten Rose). One of the few plants the deer decided to leave alone, so far. Miniature Iris, the ones the deer could not get at. While walking around the property, I discovered a large clump … Continue reading

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Marinated Tofu, Asparagus & Portabella Mushroom Stir-fry

Tofu, a bland product, will take on the flavor of whatever food it is cooked with. It is happy with any meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables as its partner. Because it is bland, it will absorb whatever seasonings used to flavor it making it the ideal … Continue reading

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