Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvest #6

I'm pretty sure this is the half way point!  My original plan was to go to the middle of september which is a mere six weeks away.  Kind of sad when you look out and see a sky full of clouds!  It really seems like it's coming so quickly and part of me doesn't feel done yet!  I may end up doing some fall crops and I'll be sure to keep you updated!

Just a small box this week; it's that weird transition period between spring and summer crops, so you've got:
green onions
loose leaf lettuce
tomato sauce herbs: oregano, sage, and rosemary
see below for a lovely tomato sauce recipe!  If you don't have time to let the sauce simmer, those herbs would also be delightful in a hash or quiche!
 This broccoli is my crowning glory!  I feel like a legitimate farmer!

Tomato Sauce Recipe (found on


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3 leaves fresh sage 
  • oregano and rosemary to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Directions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions in the oil until golden brown. Add crushed tomatoes, water, tomato paste, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Let the sauce come to a boil, lower heat to low and stir occasionally until desired thickness.  The longer you simmer the sauce the more the flavors will meld and sweeten.  Skim the oil off the top when it's done.

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