1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Grated Parmesan
3/4 cup Nuts (Pine Nuts, Walnuts, or some combination, 1/2 cup Pine Nuts and 1/4 cup Walnuts is awesome)
7 cloves garlic
3 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups blanched Kale
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend in short pulses, mixing with a spatula. Blend until the Kale is chopped into small pieces, but not puree. Keep mixing to make sure the nuts and garlic are blended well
I had a lot of Kale last summer, turns out I couldn’t give it all away, not even close. I blanched and froze as much as I could and started looking for things to do with it. This pesto mix is awesome by itself, on pasta, bread, etc… The strong Kale taste is dampened by all the garlic, oil, and salt. I started with a basic pesto and modified it to work better with the Kale.
8/29: Made another batch tonight from this recipe
Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe – Food
8/28: I made pickles from this package last night.
Things went ok but it was hard to get much packed into the jars and note they’re all floating to the top.
Need to try again today, still lots of cukes.
Made Fireweed Jelly. It only took about a half hour to pick the flowers. I still have enough juice to make another batch of jelly. The smell is similar to rhubarb, so I’m going to try a Fireweed/Rhubarb jelly in a few days.
Here is the recipe:
Fireweed Jelly Recipe – Food
Probably the last of the onions going out tomorrow to the Kenai Food Hub
I planted bunching onions early this spring. I never bothered to document how they were doing because they didn’t do much all season. It seemed like we would just get enough for a family salad. The past few weeks with a little warm weather they plumped up and are fantastic, all of them made it. I sold 12 bags on the Kenai Food Hub. More are ready!!!
I gave up on most of my outdoor planting yesterday. I started out with plans to pull weeds. The vegetables were barely poking up after almost two months. There were a few beets doing ok, and the potatoes are starting to get bigger. The beans, lettuces, peas, everything else was nearly dead and not growing. The weeds and grass on the other hand were thriving. Time to throw in the towel and start over with something that might have a chance yet this summer and fall. I think a bunch of Kale might be in order.
The High Tunnel is doing awesome though, what a contrast.
6/24: Mesculin and spinach are coming up
6/8: planted Mesculin mix, buttercrunch, and spinach
I had some helpers today “mining for dirt”
In the condensed corn row I planted Lima beans as an experiment. The package says they’re susceptible to disease and temperature. It’s worth a try, I love Lima beans.