This recipe is a twofer, as both the Sangria brine and the marinated plums are delicious on their own. Enjoy these tangy plums baked into a simple cobbler or an elegant clafoutis. Enjoy the Sangria, well, in a glass. 😉 These little jars make lovely gifts. Let’s get started!
Note: If you don’t want to bother with canning, no worries. Stop after Step 3 and simply refrigerate your Sangria Plums. As long as you keep the plums refrigerated and completely covered with the sangria mixture, this recipe should stay fresh for at least two weeks. Continue reading
‘Tis the season for fresh herbs! Enjoy this vintage post, which offers a terrific and tasty way to preserve your summer herbs for year-round flavor!
Step 1: Combine 1/2 cup real butter with 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh herbs. Blend until evenly combined.
Fragrant, beautiful, and delicious, fresh herbs are bountiful in early summer. It’s easy to take Continue reading
Here at Crowded Earth Kitchen, our garden has undergone an amazing transformation in only 20 days. Take a look!
Our tiny eggplant transplants have flourished, quadrupling in size!
The tomatillos proved vexing this spring, and were almost lost due to an infestation of pesky aphids. Here at Crowded Earth Kitchen we don’t use artificial pesticides, and instead tackled the problem using ladybugs.
1500 Live Ladybugs – Good Bugs – Ladybugs – Guaranteed Live Delivery!
For just a few dollars, we were able to release 1,500 ladybugs into the garden. They lingered just long enough to devour the pesky aphids and lay a few eggs. Voila! Problem solved!
Beans, Tomatoes, Kale, and Potatoes
Peppers, Tomatoes, and Okra
Zucchini and Yellow Squash
What is growing well in your garden? What could use a bit of extra love? Here at Crowded Earth Kitchen, we’d love to hear all about it!
Go play in the soil. Breathe deeply, friends!
Kale has an undeserved reputation as a healthy vegetable to grudgingly eat even though (as the rumor goes) it tastes gross. That’s unfortunate, because this reigning king of nutritious, leafy greens can actually be delicious! Try these simple steps to create a bowl of lovely, mild tasting and deliciously seasoned kale. One serving of Continue reading
Some may see a six inch plant… but a gardener sees a patch of lush orange pie pumpkins!
Here at Crowded Earth Kitchen, we nurture a big garden every year. Planning begins in late winter with seed sorting and dreaming, followed by starting indoor transplants in very early spring. As seedlings Continue reading
This is a vintage post, but seasonally appropriate and lots of fun. Don’t spray toxins on your lawn… let those dandelions grow au naturel! The beautiful golden color and early summer fragrance of dandelions attracts bees, providing life sustaining nectar this time of year. Bees are HUNGRY in May and June, and if we want them around to pollinate our fruit orchards and vegetable gardens later in the season, we had better provide them with something to eat right now.
You can benefit from dandelions even more directly by making dandelion honey. Give this recipe a try – it’s delicious, and a great conversation starter!
Pineapple relish is incredibly versatile and easy to prepare. Try this relish as an alternative to cranberry sauce with your holiday dinner – it pairs wonderfully with meats, adds lovely color, and Continue reading