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Buttermilk Dill Salad Dressing

By | 2018-03-15T11:53:10+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: , |

Buttermilk Dill Salad Dressing This light yet creamy ranch-style dressing is perfect for the tender, young lettuces of spring and early summer. If you want to add some crunch, it's tasty with trimmed radishes or slices of cucumber, too—add them to a salad or serve the dressing as a dip. As long as you're using [...]

Blue Cheese Dressing

By | 2018-03-03T08:51:57+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: , |

  Blue Cheese Dressing 1 c mayonaise2 tbsp white vinegar1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce1/4 lb blue cheese (crumbled)1/2 c sour creamBlack pepper (freshly ground, to taste) In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and cheese.Adjust thickness by stirring in some of the cream. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Chill thoroughly before [...]

All About Iceberg Lettuce

By | 2018-03-15T11:44:23+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

Iceberg lettuce, also known as crisphead lettuce, is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves which grows in a spherical head resembling cabbage. A mature iceberg lettuce grows to about one foot in diameter. The leaves on the outside tend to be green and the leaves in the center go from pale yellow to nearly whitish [...]

Butter Lettuce

By | 2018-03-15T11:48:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

Butter lettuce is commonly available. It is a crisp-head lettuce, meaning its leaves form a compact head as it grows – although its head is much less compact than iceberg lettuce. Butter lettuce has a tender texture and large, cupped leaves that work beautifully in salads, especially with delicately flavored dressings such as Buttermilk Dill Salad Dressing or [...]

Batavia Lettuce (a.k.a. French Crisp or Summer Crisp)

By | 2018-03-02T22:34:18+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

As one of its other names would suggest, Batavia lettuce is more tolerant of warmer weather than many salad greens. It stays crisp and doesn't bolt (and turn bitter) as easily as other lettuces, so is a favorite with summer gardeners who want to keep themselves in lettuce all season long. Like many varieties of lettuce, [...]

Zuni Chicken

By | 2018-03-03T08:52:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: |

  Roast Chicken With Bread Salad & Arugula This dish—roast chicken on a bed of warm bread salad with wilted arugula, pine nuts, and currants—is the best known creation of San Francisco's famed Zuni Cafe. You can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make this dish, but the lack of ample pan juices will detract from the [...]

Grilled Balsamic Steak with Tomatoes and Arugula

By | 2018-03-03T08:53:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: |

  Grilled Balsamic Steak with Tomatoes and Arugula This grilled balsamic flank steak with tomatoes and arugula salad is an easy weeknight dinner solution –marinate the steak overnight with balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs, then fire up the grill and serve with a simple tossed arugula-tomato salad, on the table in less than 20 minutes! 1- [...]

Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing

By | 2018-03-03T08:53:49+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: |

  Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing Try this simple, flavorful salad dressing and you may never buy bottled dressing again. Lemon and garlic bring a lot of zing to plain lettuce but feel free to add whatever veggies you like.Note that this recipe makes enough vinaigrette-style dressing for 4 to 6 cups of lettuce or other salad [...]

Arugula (a.k.a. Rocket)

By | 2018-03-15T11:55:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

Arugula (a.k.a. rocket) has dark green leaves and a peppery flavor. The leaves can be long and spiked or shorter and more rounded, but they'll all share that dark green color. Wild-harvested arugula is the most pungent; look for it at farmers markets and local foods co-ops. Cultivated arugula is widely available and varies greatly in strength of flavor. [...]

Soil Test Basics: Why and How to Take a Soil Test

By | 2018-03-03T10:00:16+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Gardening|

There’s nothing more critical to the success or failure of a farm or garden than its soil. We growers take our dirt very seriously and we go to great lengths to work on its friability and fertility, adding organic amendments and fertilizers in hopes of maximizing plant health and yields. We can see what good, crumbly, [...]