This year’s Port Town’s Day celebration is an event you DON’T want to miss! Not only will the Cottage City Community Garden be there in full effect giving away seeds and providing tips on gardening, we’re also kicking off our photo challenge, where you can enter to win an #edibleactivist t-shirt or a bottle of … Continue reading Photo Challenge Giveaway!
This year, the Cottage City Community Garden partnered with @soilfulcitydc to grow and harvest Fish Peppers for Soilful’s Pippin Sauce. Fish Peppers are a native to the Caribbean and became popular in the Baltimore Region in the 19th Century in the fish and oyster houses. It was the secret! Artist and War Veteran Horace Pippin was instrumental in … Continue reading Soilful’s Pippin Sauce Launch Party
Late Summer is the perfect season for getting more fruit into your meal – and when you’re already outside cooking, it doesn’t get much easier than adding some to the grill. Stone fruits are great for grilling because their thicker skin and flesh can hold up to heat well. For a quick summer dessert try … Continue reading Recipes We Love: Grilled Plums with Frozen Yogurt & Agave
Here’s a great light summer pasta dish to try with the tomatoes in your garden. It is very filling and delicious! You can always substitute the shrimp for chicken or add other garden veggies like squash or zucchini. The recipe is from http://juliasalbum.com/with minor adaptations. Ingredients 1 pound fresh shrimp, uncooked, shelled and deveined 5 medium tomatoes, fresh, … Continue reading Tomato, Shrimp, Spinach and Basil Pasta in a Garlic butter
This is the first Summer salad made with ALL ingredients from the Cottage City Community Garden. Denise picked these items earlier this week. 1 head of cabbage (survived the groundhog invasion) Summer kale leafs 2 carrots shredded 3 beets – boiled and sliced Cherry tomatoes sliced – the first ones of the season (so sweet) … Continue reading First Summer Salad
Balthazar Beet Salad Prepare 4 large beets – baked or steamed- (easy to peel when hot) Mix/Whisk together and drizzle over beets: 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Salt and Pepper 1/4 cup Olive Oil Add 1 raw onion 3 T grapeseed oil or walnut oil 1 cup of walnuts (optional) 2 … Continue reading Balthazar Beet Salad
Ever wondered what to do with all those cherry tomatoes? Fill a blender (or food processor) with cherry tomatoes . Add one hot pepper (or more for intensity) and one chopped onion. Blend until consistency of a sauce. Serve with chips or your favorite Mexican dish! This dish can also be stored in canning jars for … Continue reading Cottage City Hot Sauce