Last month was Blueberries, 18 lbs from Valentines U-Pick just north of Langlois, OR. Here we have our own no-dust Bramble of Himalayan blackberries. Formidable. Seeds, yes, but full of anti-accidents!
Garden Salsa / Burrito Filling
Collection of sweet and hot peppers, cut into rough dices including seeds and webs
Equal or slightly short volume / amount of Roma tomatoes, diced.
White onion diced – a quarter fraction or less of the combined above volume. (Yellow onion is sweeter and less present as a flavor if preferred…)
Crush the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon or pestle, or pulse / combine in a blender / food processor. (Blending down into a sauce isn’t crazy.)
Add dashes / small amounts to taste. Balance for use:
Chili powder (cayenne)
Lime & Lemon juice (we use Meyer lemons if they’re ready on our tree. Sweeter.)
Garlic, crushed finely
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Slivers of green onion, teeny amount of crushed mint
Red Turmeric – deepens color
Red pepper flakes (if cooking as a sauce will follow, to correct spice levels – add black beans, heat through and immediately spoon over rice.) 2nd day – Goes great with chicken or pork. Add an avocado garnish and some sour cream. Burritos with lettuce or Arugula.
Different tomatoes (watch juice levels)
Different onions / aromatics…
Fresh horse radish
Fallow seasons and closed building were intended to kill various pests (insects and plants.)
In an area the City of Bandon disturbed a year ago, we cleared more brush and have added a gap … there are two loops to walk in our eastern area we call the “Fen” and “Deer Park.”
Like: maybe use something a little less industrial than the hedge trimmer to control the growth?
… if you put lettuce on a ham, egg & cheese muffin – does that make it lunch?
Plants are growing so fast in the Glaedengarden.com greenhouse that even dragonflies need be wary. Here’s a victim of our carnivorous cucumber. Fake news? Or can you think of a better explanation? ;o)
Finally pulled up the over-wintered tobacco experiment — attracting whiteflies and takes too much space! On to the compost pile.A first: Froggy surprise in my tool bag! I often find frogs guarding the spinach & chard, sometimes 1 or 2 in a flower pot on the fern stand — they seem to return after being gone awhile. I love when they talk at night outside bedroom deck door…