This year,  for the first time, I grew Mexican Sour Gherkins, also known as cucamelons. They are in fact more closely related to melons than to cucumbers. The tiny grape sized fruit look like miniature watermelons and taste a bit like watermelon rind.   I included a few of these crunchy little morsels when I … More Pickles

Vegetable Powders

Sometimes when there is an over abundance of vegetables coming out of the garden or a good price on produce at the market I have been known to dehydrate and grind them into powder for use in soups, gravies, casseroles etc. or even sprinkled over popcorn. They can add flavor, color and at least some … More Vegetable Powders

Blue Garlic

I use a lot of garlic. An onion rarely gets sautéed without a bit of garlic thrown in. Even so, my garlic supply sometimes gets dried and shriveled before it is used up. I usually grow garlic over the winter and, come mid to late spring, have an abundance of bulbs to braid into a … More Blue Garlic