Growing lettuce in the full heat of summer is a challenge here in the northeast United States.
For me a great remedy to my summer lettuce blues is a look back at spring. So join me for a look back to May when things looked a lot more appealing than the picture to the right. Now the reality is that there are some secrets to success to growing lettuce in the heat of summer. I'll share these tips with you in episode 124 later this week. For now enjoy the photos below. Ciao4Now!
This weekend in your local farmer's market there were lots of garlic scapes available. Depending on where you live you may have just another week or 2 before they are all gone. So this weekend did you come home with any? Have you used them before in your cooking? Did you shy away from buying them cause ya just didn't know what to do with them? If you have cooked with them are you looking for some new ways to enjoy da scapes? The video below may be helpful if you have or haven't spent time enjoying these bizarre, beautiful, underutilized, tasty thangs.
Photo by Liz Rosenberg
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Ingredients • 1 teaspoon yeast • 1 tablespoon brown sugar • 2-3 cups flour • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 cup warm milk
The Steps to Follow
Combine the ingredients, except for 1 cup of flour in a bowl. Mix it all together until all the ingredients are incorporated. Slowly add the remaining cup of flour as you continue to mix until it forms a nice dough.
Take the douh and put in on a cutting board. Knead it by hand for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough begins to get smooth and satiny.
Cut the dough into 6 pieces and roll each one into a short log
Cover with a towel and let the dough relax for 5 minutes. Roll it thinner.
Cover with a towel and let the dough relax for 5 minutes AGAIN!
This is the time of year when I transform box after box of old shitty tomatoes into yummy stuff. In Episode 86 I shared with you how to deal with the tomato influx even if you don't seek out box after box like I do.
In this episode I offer you a few tips on how to get very cheap tomatoes. Next week in episode 88 I'll share with you how to make tomato ketchup, BBQ sauce and confit.