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6 Ways to Perk Up Broccoli

It's not a recipe if it contains the word microwave. Let's get rid of this device early in this century so our children can learn how to cook. How many times on Iron Chef or other competitive cooking shows that require timing do you see anyone resort to a microwave and why?

Jan 18, 2013
mossgathers in Features

Is this pepper ripe? Also, what kind of pepper is it?

Peppers are self pollinating and are fine for growing indoors through the cold months and returned outside in the spring. You can get more peppers earlier from mature plants. Occasionally shake the plant to drop old leaves and encourage the pollen in the flowers to stick. Mmm, peppers!

Sep 14, 2009
mossgathers in Gardening

Garlic Scapes

I have found a home for most of the scapes. There are farmer's markets here and I plan to participate later in the season. My main concern was promoting the scapes to my CSA or finding others in the community who will give them a try. I think they are unfamiliar in the local markets but with more farms and local growers that will change.
Now it's time to dig the garlic!

Jun 12, 2009
mossgathers in General Topics

Garlic Scapes

Oh Yum. That looks great!

Jun 11, 2009
mossgathers in General Topics

Garlic Scapes

Oh, that sounds wonderful. Thank you! Do you mind if I post these to my CSA list members? Yep, it's garlic scape season! I want to make up a CSA guide for all the veggies I grow. Sometimes people just need a little nudge to fall in love.

Jun 05, 2009
mossgathers in General Topics

Garlic Scapes

My little farm has an abundance of garlic scapes. They store for a few weeks in the fridge or can be chopped and frozen for later use. I am using them in my daily cooking and they cook a lot like green onions and add a nice garlicky background to food. It's not an overwhelming hot garlic flavor. They are mild and tender.
My question is about how can I promote these scapes to get them out there in someone's kitchen. I have listed them online at EatGreenDFW.com but I am looking for more ideas and recipes. I grow a lot of heirloom and things you don't find in most grocery stores so this problem comes up each season. People just don't know what to do with unfamiliar veggies and I need to get them to try them and learn how to use them.
Are you buying anything new and interesting?
I am sure a lot of market growers can benefit from your answers. We need to connect with adventurous cooks and eaters. Taking them to the farmer's market is only going to work if people are coming to the market with a willingness and desire to discover something new and delicious.

Jun 05, 2009
mossgathers in General Topics