Ingredients: 2 cups bottle gourd, peeled and chopped into bite size chunks 1 cup chickpea flour, also called gram flour or besan 1 tsp baking powder 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 green chili, finely chopped 2 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped 1/2″ ginger, peeled and grated salt water oil for frying Step 1: Lightly salt the pieces… Continue reading Bottle Gourd Pakoras Recipe
Two new veggies are ready for harvest this week! I’m very excited about them because both are things I’m growing for the first time, and both are Indian vegetables which I really had no idea how to grow. One is bottle gourd (AKA ghia, lauki, kaddu, opo squash, and more) and the other is ambara… Continue reading New this week: Bottle Gourd and Gongura
We brought some samples of produce made into simple but delicious dishes to the Perkasie farmers market today, and a lot of people were interested in trying them at home, so here are the recipes! Mint and/or Cilantro Chutney Ingredients: 1 cup fresh mint, or cilantro, or a combination of the two 1 Tbsp lemon… Continue reading Recipes for Mint and Cilantro Chutney and Pakoras
This is the tea I’ve been bringing to the Perkasie farmers market. It’s based off of traditional Moroccan mint tea, which is always served hot, but on days like today I like to serve it cold. Ingredients: 1 gallon water 4 Tbsp looseleaf green tea About 2 oz mint (if you’re a market customer, this… Continue reading Mint Iced Tea Recipe
After some major, unexpected, and very wonderful life changes (short version: between the last blog post and this one I found my soulmate, got married, moved to Perkasie, PA, and started the farm here instead of my previous location in Ohio) the garden is finally catching up and all of a sudden I have produce… Continue reading Big changes! Also, a yummy recipe for beets.
This week’s project is putting up an electric fence around my field, so that Bruce and Robin’s animals can graze the surrounding hay field. They have three very cute llamas and a horse named Justin. The llamas have names too, but I forgot them. Anyway, we have to set up a fence. It’s been cool learning… Continue reading Fencing
A song I made up over the course of the season at Turner Farm. One of the things I like best about farming is that often your body is busy but your mind is free to go wherever it wants. So I figured, to keep this blog from being too boring, I can throw in some musings-from-the-field… Continue reading Farm Song 2015