summer fruits

Tomatoes…may be this year?

This past weekend was a garden blitz. One of the things that was planted included this season’s tomatoes…

tomato prep

tomato prep – first time I got stakes in first!

Here is what we are trying out this year…a couple are return varieties…

  • celebrity
  • beef steak
  • taxi (yellow)
  • juliet (roma/sauce)
  • sungold (orange cherry)
  • eva purple ball (heirloom)
  • tropic vfn (blight resistant)
  • glacier (smaller red)
  • sweetie pie (red cherry)
  • volunteer yellow cherry

Fingers crossed!

Korean Cucumber Pickle

This recipe also sounded simple and delicious….

Korean Cucumber Pickle

The longer the cucumbers have to soak up the flavors of the marinade the more delicious they will be.

Mad Hungry, March 2011


  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 Israeli or Kirby cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 scallion, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled


In a shallow dish whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, and cayenne. Add the cucumber, scallion, and garlic. Stir to combine. Press down and spread out cucumbers in dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour but up to 2 days.

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