Author Archives: Dave Nirschl

7/21/2017 Garden – Final sunflowers for 2017

A few days ago I planted the last sunflower seeds of 2017, mostly because of running out of space. Decided to plant six rows simultaneous and shoot for a bolus of flowers being ready at once… although in hindsight one … Continue reading

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Garden, July 17

I really need to keep a garden journal, because I have a lot to learn, I’ve spent more time than usual gardening this year, and I need to keep track of what has and hasn’t worked. So this will likely … Continue reading

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Habanero Sauce 2016

Based on Allrecipes http://allrecipes.com/recipe/57326/bobs-habanero-hot-sauce—liquid-fire/ 100 g seeded and stemmed habaneros from the garden 400 g canned mango puree 75 g agave in the raw 50 g red pepper from the garden 50 g yellow pepper from the garden 50 g … Continue reading

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Cuban Skirt Steak and Vegetables

…and this was the dinner from last night, Cuban skirt steak and vegetables, which was delicious. Both kids ate very well but Anya in particular.

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Fresh Herb Falafel

Well, I cooked dinner for the first time in quite a while today. (Actually in hindsight I made breakfast, lunch smoothies, and dinner, which makes this perhaps the greatest kitchen day since Thanksgiving?) And I made dinner last night? Wow. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014

New Ideas for Thanksgiving 2014 (a “live” post which will be updated a few times) (and a few non-Thanksgiving ideas) From Bon Appetit Thanksgiving issue: – A cranberry cocktail using actual cranberries? I’m in. – Not really Thanksgiving-specific, but I’m … Continue reading

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Habanero hot sauce

You’d think I would have some crops from our front yard garden that would feed the family… You know, tomatoes lettuces and the like. We had some strawberries but I think the kids preferred the big ones shipped in from … Continue reading

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Lolita

The twinkies were looking great outside: Whilst the ladies were inside getting photobombed: A great time was had by all… Mike and I really enjoyed the pig tail and the bone marrow. Would go back again just for those two … Continue reading

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Rhubarb chutney

When I planted some small rhubarb plants in the fall of 2012, I had grand plans for what we’d do with the rhubarb. This is the first year for harvest, and we’ve only made one thing, which unfortunately didn’t turn … Continue reading

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Eggs with ramps

Picked up my first-ever haul of ramps yesterday and I couldn’t wait to make something… anything… with them. So for breakfast today it’s scrambled eggs with lightly sautéed ramps.

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