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

Garden Clean Up with Port Towns Youth Council

Nearly five years ago, the first community garden was established in the Port Towns by a group of ambitious and health conscious young citizens. The PTYC worked effortlessly with Cottage City officials, the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and the Anacostia Watershed society to build and plant the Cottage City Community Garden in 2009. Fast-forward to 2014, and … Continue reading Garden Clean Up with Port Towns Youth Council