Tag: fruit

Best Fig Jam Recipe, Super Easy!

Best Fig Jam Recipe, Super Easy!

| August 26, 2017 | 2 Replies

This is the best fig jam recipe! Figs are in season and my brown turkey fig tree is producing 6 to 7 huge figs a day. I decided to make my first cooking video. Please watch and let me know if you like it! This recipe is adapted from Russ Parsons, The California Cook, at […]

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Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

Ugly is Beautiful, Tomatoes

| August 17, 2016 | Reply

Ugly is Beautiful Tomatoes. There’s a been a rash of articles in the press of late about the staggering amount of food waste in this country. Most often it’s discarded because it’s not deemed to be beautiful, or fit the ideal of a certain vegetable or fruit, while people go hungry. One of my Indigo […]

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On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

On the Road: Muscadine Harvest

| September 16, 2015 | 2 Replies

Files from the Road: Muscadine Harvest, second in a series. I have a friend who had wanted for years to try his hand at winemaking. He planted a vineyard and made some wine. When that turned out well, he quit his job and started growing grapes and making wine full-time. That was a few years […]

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Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper!

| August 3, 2015 | 8 Replies

Collective Farm Woman is a Keeper! In spite of powdery mildew devastating my two Collective Farm Woman melon plants (see “Cutting My Losses”), I will be planting them again next year. Why? Because they are quick to ripen (80-85 days), and there’s no guesswork when they are ready. They simply let go of the vine […]

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The Best Way to Eat a Fig

The Best Way to Eat a Fig

| July 26, 2015 | 4 Replies

The best way to eat a fig is with a hunk of goat cheese, draped in prosciutto, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with cracked pepper! Especially tantalizing if it’s a fig from your own tree! Sliced in half or quartered makes a perfect mouthful! I planted my second fig tree this spring, after […]

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Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare!

| June 19, 2015 | 5 Replies

Boysenberry, so Precious, so Rare! My boysenberry plant delivered in its second year in a big pot. This is the largest harvest of berries I’ve ever had. Until yesterday, little more than a handful of berries is all I’ve ever harvested at one time, so I consider this bowl hitting the mother lode. I struggled with […]

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Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Plantings on Mother’s Day

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Plantings on Mother’s Day

| June 6, 2013 | 2 Replies

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Plantings on Mother’s Day is online! Kaye reviews what’s planted in her front yard organic garden for summer from veggies to perennials, to herbs and berries in pots, all to the original guitar compositions by Jon Pileggi! In addition to all the edibles named in the episode, there is an artichoke, […]

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Kiwi, Strawberry and Pineapple Guava Blossom Salad

Kiwi, Strawberry and Pineapple Guava Blossom Salad

| May 15, 2013 | 2 Replies

Kiwi, Strawberry and Pineapple Guava Blossom Salad was lunch today. Grilling, stir-fry, salads and soups are about all I manage to make these days, with an occasional batch of homemade biscuits or cornbread. Today, I thought, what do I have that I can make to go with my dwindling pineapple guava blossoms? This is what […]

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Pineapple Guava Popsicles!

Pineapple Guava Popsicles!

| October 27, 2012 | 16 Replies

Pineapple Guava Popsicles! This is the first year in the ten years we have had the pineapple guava tree that the squirrels have left the guavas alone, and I have been able to gather a handful of fallen guavas every day. I also have guavas on one of the bushes planted in pots. I’m not […]

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Confused Watermelons

Confused Watermelons

| October 25, 2012 | 9 Replies

My baby watermelon plants are confused watermelons. Do they not know it’s nearly Halloween? I think they think they are pumpkins! I photographed four baby watermelons, on separate vines this morning at 8AM. After a long summer of low production, my neighbor, C.L., remarked he thought I should be watering more. Because I hand-water everything, […]

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