Tag Archives: tatsoi

8.20.12 Summer in a jar

These jars are like a timeline of summer’s harvests. Ever since reading about Daphne’s refrigerator pickles, our refrigerator has been slowly filling up with them, added to as the season progresses. Left to right: baby carrots, Cincinnati Market radishes, and … Continue reading

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6.27.12 Post-heatwave

A thicket of rosa rugosa borders the vegetable garden — we’ve never seen it this full of blooms and it’s literally vibrating with the buzzing of wild pollinators. Much of the garden not only survived but seemed to have benefitted … Continue reading

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6.25.12 Pre-heatwave harvest

To stave off damage from last week’s heat wave, we watered heavily — including carrying buckets of it out to the rhubarb patch — and tented the raised beds with row cover to provide some shade, harvesting all that we … Continue reading

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6.18.12 Rhubarb, asparagus and garlic scapes

A friend advises picking asparagus between Mother’s and Father’s Day. As the asparagus season wanes, we begin harvesting the first of the garlic scapes.  Greens are coming in strong, including our plantings of tatsoi and fun jen. Carrots and beets … Continue reading

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Northern Shrimp with Bok Choy

One of our favorite ways of having sweet, Northern shrimp is in a soupy braise with Bok Choy. This is more of a homestyle dish, the one we turn to often when we want something comforting yet light. With a … Continue reading

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1.26.12 Winter harvest

Temperatures have been bouncing between below freezing and, at times, almost 50°F. With a January thaw upon us, we checked the covered beds in hopes of having something to harvest. These were the last two tatsoi, one clearly too far … Continue reading

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12.5.11 Greens in December

It was an unexpectedly sunny day with temperatures near 60 degrees, an opportunity to get out, lift the covers, and poke around the raised beds. One of the drawbacks of having created a warm, moist environment was the veritable army … Continue reading

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