The sun was out today, and although it wasn't too warm (about 5°C/40°F), most of yesterday's snow melted off pretty quickly. On the remaining crops—brassicas, carrots, some herbs, and parsnips (above)—the brief overnight blanketing of snow did what several nights of sub-zero … [Read more...] about The snow-on-veggies effect…
Got the idea this morning to get something REALLY FRESH onto the Christmas dinner menu. A fat local turkey, plus squash, potatoes, carrots, beets and onions from storage (in addition to a ham and industrial veggies from the supermarket) didn't seem quite enough. But what could I … [Read more...] about Brussels sprouts for Christmas?
Another installment in the snow-covered series: Winterbor kale! I'm so used to rollercoaster weather and the new winters that never really get started, it's kind of a shock to have this much snow for three days in a row in November. And there's no melt-off in sight, with the … [Read more...] about Kale under…snow
Dug up about five pounds of carrots for a phoned in order for "whatever there is". The ground isn't frozen, but the many sub-zero nights have really chilled it out. These heirloom Touchon carrots benefited from their cool storage conditions. They're crisp and super-tasty, not as … [Read more...] about Crispy cold carrots
Here's what Red Russian kale looks like after being left for the latest possible harvest, then frozen solid and buried in snow for a couple of months! … [Read more...] about After winter kale