Recipes

Bok Choy with Gourmet Spinach Dip

Real fresh spinach, leeks and goat chevre make a healthy and flavorful filling or dip. Trim 1 medium or 2 small leeks and cut an X down into the shank. Run the leek under water, separating the layers to wash … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Leek Soup

This is a very basic recipe for a delicious creamy soup that you can adapt in many different ways. Add coconut milk and cilantro for a more tropical flavor; heavy cream and nutmeg for solid comfort food. Optional: Cut the … Continue reading

Butternut Waffles

This is based on a recipe my friend Josh, a relatively new subscriber, gave me from a blog appropriately called “The Pumpkin Waffle Blog: the Search for the Perfect Pumpkin Waffle”. You can make a savory version of this recipe … Continue reading

Wilted Escarole Chopped Salad

This salad can be a full meal if you do one or more of the “add-ons” listed. Wash and slice 2 potatoes and 2 beets in 1/4 inch thick half rounds — keeping them separate. Mix together 2 T. olive … Continue reading

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Peak O’ the Season

We’re mid-way through our summer season at Terra Firma, and yet it still feels like we’re just getting started.  All the summer crops are planted, and several fields have already finished.  For a few short weeks, we can focus almost … Continue reading

Sitting, Waiting, Watching…the Vegetables

One of the single most frustrating things about growing fruits and vegetables is waiting for them to ripen, size up, or otherwise come to fruition. Vegetables are always listed in seed catalogs with their “Days to Maturity” — the number … Continue reading

“We Survived Heatstorm 2017″

Now that was a real, honest-to-goodness Central Valley heatwave:  10 days straight of temperatures over 100 degrees. Weather forecasters got a little excited about the hot weather last week, predicting that record high temperatures would be broken.  Other folks talked … Continue reading