Monthly Archives: July 2012

Harvest Monday, July 30, 2012

Yes, I remembered to take a photo of my blackberries and 1 lonely raspberry. Well, there were more than one, the others just did not make it into the photo. This past week I harvested a few firsts (all listed below). White bittermelon … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes)

Kohlrabi, a member of the brassicaceae (cabbage) family, looks like a turnip growing above ground with leaves sprouting from its side. It actually is the enlarged portion of the stem. First grown in Europe around 1500 and introduced to America around 1800. Growing: Plant … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 23, 2012

This past week’s harvest saw a few firsts. First harvest of bittermelon (karela). Harvested 2, gave one to a friend.  To learn more about bittermelon click here In my basket, left to right: gai lan side shoots, nappa cabbages (first harvest), broccoli & side … Continue reading

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Locust Grove’s Sunset Sensations – July Featured Chef

Locust Grove’s Sunset Sensations July featured chef  was Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go & Slammin’ Salmon. Wine pairing was by Arlington Wine & Liquor It was a very hot day, but fortunately it cooled down somewhat when the guests started to … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday, July 16, 2012

My first broccoli for the season. Should have been picked a few days ago but I was out-of-town. Not the best time of year for a gardener to take vacation, but it is the best time for my kids (kids … Continue reading

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