First Summer Salad

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

June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine

The June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine is now out and is posted at: http://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/washingtongardenerjune15 This issue includes: Odonating in our Region: Dragonflies and Damselflies Pretty Native Groundcover: Canada Mayflower June-July Garden Tasks Microgreens  Local Garden Events Listing Lisianthus: the New Rose Meet the Interns Visit to Sunshine Farm and Gardens How Biochar Alters … Continue reading June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine

Balthazar Beet 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

Cottage City Hot Sauce

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