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Entries Tagged as 'herbs'

Papalo (pipicha/pepiche?) has powerful flavor

July 25th, 2008 · 30 Comments · Food selection, local food

So I said to the guy at the CSA pickup, “Got any cilantro?” and he says, “try this, papalo, it’s sort of like cilantro.” At least I think he said papalo. I wasn’t taking notes, and I should know by now always to take notes if I want to remember anything. He might have said […]

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Fresh produce, including eggplant, begs to be eaten

July 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Food preparation, recipes

A friend recently bestowed on me this gorgeous bounty from her garden after I said “yes” to her eggplant offer. I was thinking ratatouille until I realized I didn’t have any peppers, and I didn’t want to go to the store or farmers market. Instead, I used much of the produce to make the following […]

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Drying mint a fragrant, painless process

July 7th, 2008 · 54 Comments · Food preparation

On a recent foray to the backyard, I looked upon my mint and thought, “Behold! I could actually use this stuff for more than garnish!” And so I dried it. As previously promised, here is my report on drying mint. Inspiration I love the smell of fresh mint, and I have a small, contained patch […]

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Garden grows with new herbs

May 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments · General

There I was at the garden center to pick up a few flowers for my yard, and the first thing I saw was a table of herbs, and then another table. I pondered. Even though I’ve given up on a real vegetable garden, due to multiple failures and lots of shade, I decided maybe I […]

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Lemon balm maybe not for me

May 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · local food

Perhaps you recall my getting lemon balm in my CSA bag a couple of weeks ago. I had no experience with lemon balm, which was one of the attractions, and it was so pretty! It had these pretty, crinkly leaves, and when you rub them they leave a nice lemony scent on your fingers. I […]

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