As Simon ages, our farm is harboring more critters. He learned his lesson with Porcupine long ago, but he still had a flare for groundhogs. He used to hear their whistle from across the farm and bolt in its direction, now I say “did you hear that?!” and he briefly perks up one brow and then lays back down. That is ok, I understand. I had a one on one with a junior groundhog today after I saw a few pepper plants beheaded….a threat? warning? compromise? we will see.
This burgundy beauty is a cousin to the green tat soi. Same great flavor with a little more style. She can be diced and eaten raw in a salad for a little bite or sautéed on the side or tossed in with eggs in a quiche or baked with pasta. Bursting with Vit C & A, Potassium and, Calcium a sure win for your taste buds and health! (think Popeye!)
Visited the Franklin Park Conservatory while I was in Ohio this weekend. Beautiful Chihuly glass in amongst the plants and incredible animals made entirely of plants. This bison was the most realistic and regal. What a treat!
This is my first week using my “new” blog on my “new” website — check it out! www.littleridgefarm.com I still have a few improvements I want to make, trying to make it easier for folks to buy online and sign up for shares. And bring in a “text reminder” for CSA pick up days : ) I have a few ‘widgets” I want to add to this blog … just have to figure out how to do it!!!
This Week’s Bounty: red cloud tat soi, lettuce mix, spinach, pac choi, onion, gold ball turnip, parsnip, cilantro, dill ….