Category Archives: Farmer’s Market

Garden Update

I figured it was about time I gave you guys a garden update.

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This spring I didn’t have a chance to get my seeds started early so I pretty much planted as late as I ever have. As I was telling my friend Nelson, who does an awesome job running the Metuchen Farmer’s Market, my gardening philosophy is to take whatever I have and throw it in the ground…

So here’s what has come up

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Kabocha Squash

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Kale and Mystery Squash

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Tomatoes

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Tomatoes

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Borage

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Calendula

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Asparagus

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“Permaculture”

I also have these wild flower looking weeds that have really come in, thanks to my lack of weeding and making it more of a “permaculture” type plot. If anyone knows what these are please let me know!

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Mystery Flowers

What do you have growing in your garden??

LIEBSTER AWARD:

I want to thank my friend Charanya from Yes I’m Vegan 🙂 for nominating me. Below are the rules and questions to answer:

Rules for this award:

  • Thank and link back the person who presented the award to you.
  • Have the award on your post.
  • Answer the questions that has been asked.
  • Award the same to other upcoming blogs.

Charanya’s Questions

  1. What’s your favorite cuisine? Too many! Middle Eastern Maybe
  2. What would be the last meal you will love to eat? Something Indian or Falafel
  3. What is your favorite vege? Changes every day!
  4.  Do you watch Game of Thrones? Yes, though I am behind but have read through book 5
  5.  If you are vegan, why? If not, do you think you could be one for few days? at first it was fr health reasons but as I did more research my reasons became more ethical and environmental
  6.  Is there anything your life wont be the same without? Nope not really
  7.  What’s your favorite movie? Too many to name! I love bad movies!!
  8.  Is there any color you loved as a kid? Green, now my fave is red
  9.  Is there anything you would change in your life if life had a rewind button?
  10.  Do you own an iphone or an android? iPhone
  11. 3 words that could describe you: Passion, Loyal, Independent

My nominees are:

1. Vegan Flavorista
2. Earthpages.org
3. A Lazy Girl Goes Green
4. Veganomics
5. The Novice Gardener
6. Vegan Muffin Woman
7. Epicurean Vegan

My questions are:

1. What is your favorite book?
2. What gets you up in the morning?
3. What color best describes you?
4. What do you do for fun?
5. If you could make one thing in the world right, what would that be?

Recipe of the Month – Kale Chips

I love Kale Chips. If you want to eat an entire head of kale in a day or one sitting I suggest you make Kale Chips. Next year we will be growing kale and I can’t wait to have non-stop kale chips or at least a few garden fresh batches.

And yes I ate the entire dish after this photo was taken…

Start off with some lovely kale, I got this at the farmer’s market a few days before Christmas.

Then figure out what spices you will be using, I like to have a lot punch so I include quite a few.


Ingredients 

Kale, 4 cup, chopped
Water, tap, 2 cups
White Miso, 2 tbsp
Red Star Nutritional Yeast, 2 tbsp
Garlic powder, 1 tbsp
Paprika, 1 tbsp
Onion powder, 1 tbsp
Pepper, red or cayenne, 1 tbsp (optional)
Black Pepper (Ground), 1 tsp

 

Directions

Wash the kale and cut the leaves off (you can leave them big or make them into smaller pieces).

In a large bowl (preferably one that is shallow) mix all of the other ingredients. If you are using a dehydrator make sure you are using sheets or parchment paper. If you are using the oven then use a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Take a leaf and run it through the liquid mixture then put it on the tray. Once you have filled a tray sprinkle more nutritional yeast and drip a bit of the marinade over the kale.

Let them dehydrate for 3 – 4 hours on 115 if you want them crispier leave longer, I like to have each tray go for about 5 – 6 hours. If you are using a dehydrator without the temp control like mine make sure to rotate the trays every few hours to make sure they are even. If you are using the oven set it at the lowest temperature you have and crack the oven door open.

Number of Servings: 25