Tag: green tomatoes

Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

Is it safe to can your homemade salsa? Under some circumstances, yes. Under other circumstances, no. “I have a great homemade salsa recipe. Everyone in the family loves it. Since I grow my own onions, tomatoes, and peppers I like to put up jars of salsa every year. Do I need to process the jars […]

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5 Reasons to Plant a Backyard Garden This Year

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
5 Reasons to Plant a Backyard Garden This Year

Grow your own food in a backyard vegetable garden. It’s time to planĀ our backyard garden. Yes, even those of you who are still snowed in to the eaves! Spring will be here sooner or later, and the best way to welcome spring is to lovingly plant seeds in the ground. If you have been contemplating […]

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Portland Farmers’ Market

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Portland Farmers’ Market

Last weekend we made our summer trek to one of my favorite cities – Portland, Oregon. As usual we had a wonderful time, visiting old haunts like Powell’s Bookstore and the Saturday Market and a new-to-us venue, the PSU Farmers’ Market. What a charming event! The location is perfect, providing just enough shade to keep […]

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Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants, and no wonder. A fresh tomato bears almost no resemblance to store-bought tomatoes. A freshly grown tomato is juicy, not mealy. Flavorful, not bland. And they come in a rainbow of yellow, orange, purple, green, rosy pink, and brightest scarlet, not just monochromatic red. You can […]

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5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Tired of the long winter? Pull yourself out of the doldrums by planning and planting your own tomato seeds. There’s nothing that will help you dream of warm spring days more than the thought of lush, ripe summertime tomatoes. Start with these quick tips, then join us tomorrow for a more in-depth tomato tutorial! 1. […]

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What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

An abundant garden or CSA is cause for joy. But it can also lead to some angst. After all, what do you do with bushels of tomatoes or cartloads of zucchini or mounds of apples? If there is a time to get creative, this is it. See all of our great suggestions below and enjoy […]

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Best Ever Green Enchilada Sauce

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on February 11, 2013 9 Comments
Best Ever Green Enchilada Sauce

If you grow tomatoes, you have probably faced the short days of autumn with a bounty of green tomatoes. Beautiful, plump tomatoes that are just not going to turn red. One way to quickly deal with all those tomatoes before the frost gets them is to chopĀ  and freeze them for a mid-winter batch of […]

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