I made pickled radishes this week. We had a lot from our CSA and really how many radishes can you eat? Pickled radishes are so easy just a basic vinegar and and salt brine. Hot water bath processed for 10 minutes. They have a great sour spicy bite to them. The best thing about pickled radishes they are really pretty. They are a great addition to a gift basket of home made goodies.
There has been so much going on here at the rabbit hole. CSA, garden, homemade ice cream, stitch and bitch, Dilly Beans and other fun summer things too.
Out first CSA has been so much fun. The Hooligan and I both like to improvise when we are cooking. So, a bag full of produce some of which we have never cooked before is a blast for us. We have roasted kohlrabi, and sauteed greens of all kinds. One night I had golden raspberries and fresh cream for dinner. We put roasted garlic scapes in mashed potatoes. Lots of awesome food and it really is so much fun! Our CSA farm’s website is here Eve’s Corner Garden if you are in New Haven County and are thinking about a CSA next year think of Eve’s. We really like them.
Our garden has also been giving us plenty of produce. I am having better luck with my squash this year. Last year I had an issue with my squash plants that I later found out was powdery mildew. I saw a little this year too but seems to have beaten it. I am still not getting as much squash as I would like too but doing much better than last year.
My tomato’s and peppers that both got off to a rough start are doing fantastic. I have lots and lots of plum tomatoes coming in about a pound a day. Also have grape and beefsteak tomatoes coming in. I am also getting peppers in now and I have the cutest little bell peppers too.
In other news the Hooligan has been making homemade ice cream and so far this year we have had chocolate with chocolate covered blueberries, blueberry, Maple chocolate chip and chocolate raspberry. They are so rich and delicious. Maybe I can talk him into doing a guest entry about ice cream making.
I made Dilly Beans!! They look great and we are going to open our first jar tonight at Stitch and Bitch here is a picture:
I will let you know what everyone thinks of them.
We pickup another CSA this week and I will let you know what we get and what we do with it. Leave me message and let me know what you are doing this summer.