Radish Salad With Summer Squash

It’s raining radishes! They make a perfect base for this summer salad. It’s got a great complement of crunchy, sweet, and snappy, a perfect side for Black & Bleu burgers from Primal (seriously, if you’re in the 518, pick up a couple of these delicious burgers. Cracked pepper seasoning around the outside, bleu cheese incorporated into the burger. Perfection!)…

Blueberry-Balsamic Green Beans & Chard

My garden is bursting at the seams! One day we had hardly anything, and now we can’t eat it fast enough. I’ve been so busy keeping up with the incredibly prolific cherry tomatoes and cucumbers that I kind of forgot about my Swiss Chard. Wow, is it ever big! I discovered last summer that chard and…

Bulgur With Tomato & Avocado

Quick-cooking bulgur makes a great salad when combined with fresh vegetables, a light vinaigrette, and feta. You can serve it warm, or make ahead & refrigerate until meal time. If you do the latter, wait until the last minute to add the avocado and feta. You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe at the bottom…

Summer Veggie & Potato Medley

The challenge: Use up some garden vegetables before they have a chance to go bad. The result: An easy, delicious salad!  My cucumber vines were done, so it was time to harvest the cukes & clean up the box for a late planting of sugar peas. My basil needed pinching and the grape tomatoes &…

What’s in the garden this week?

This hasn’t been my best garden year, but it hasn’t been the worst either. I ran late getting it started, because all the Earthboxes on my south table had to get emptied (Thanks, Jake!) & sterilized, then refilled. I’ve had tomato blight for a few years running. One of the disadvantages of my tables is that I can’t effectively…

Rosemary-Balsamic Beet and Arugula Salad

Beets are another acquired taste – for me, anyway. We used to have them at Christmas, and I hated having to eat my “no, thank you” helping (a phrase I learned at Camp Onanda – Stand Up, and Cheer!…). When I started vegetable gardening in earnest, I decided to grow vegetables I thought I didn’t…