Tag Archives: Hudson Valley

A farewell from Winter Bounty

Over the next few months, the Winter Bounty Project will be drawing to a close. Several of us are moving away from the area, and the greenhouse will be sold along with the property it stands on. For now, a … Continue reading

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Tale of two tarts

Our group held a potluck awhile back, and amongst the wonderful offerings were two standout tarts, one served at dinner and one at dessert. Marsha’s savory rustic tart featured chard from the greenhouse, along with goat cheese, caramelized onions, and … Continue reading

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A late spring slideshow

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Eat more kale!

The bumper sticker on my car reads Eat More Kale, and we’ve been living up to this slogan, as recent posts will attest. My most recent kale-fest involves last summer’s crop. At the end of the summer, Caitilin brought home … Continue reading

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The Winter Bounty lending library: an updated list of books we’re loving

We have been passing around and ogling a copy of Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More than 225 Recipes, by Diane Morgan. It is a beautifully photographed and delicious-sounding book with recipes for many roots that we grow–turnips, beets, potatoes, … Continue reading

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Black-tie kale

There was a party, in honor of the speakers at a Cary Institute event. Our friend and onetime guest blogger Akiko Bush has just published An Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science. She spoke and read from the book, in … Continue reading

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Some more recipe links for greens

Our greenhouse group is favoring salads and simple, improvisational ways of using greens these days–like adding them to pastas or stir-fries. So I’ve gone online to find some new recipes to feature in the blog, including one rather unusual dessert … Continue reading

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Ladybug sex

Ladybugs are our most viable tool in the war against aphids until we can harvest some tomato leaves this summer and use them to make a tea/repellant. As I mentioned in an earlier post, several members of our group have … Continue reading

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Kale for all seasons

We’ve gone from bitter cold to spring warmth in a matter of days, and it appears that we may be headed back to the chilly side of things. No matter. We have a kale recipe for every weather mood, and … Continue reading

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At war with aphids

The other day, I found a ladybug at the base of a kale plant, and Marsha said, “I hope it has a napkin around its neck!” That’s because ladybugs are one of the two currently available weapons in our continuing … Continue reading

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