Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Three years ago I started looking for a food blogging event for those who garden, hunt, forage, or raise their own food, and when I couldn’t find one I decided to try starting it myself. I didn’t know if any other bloggers would be interested, but as with many things, I just kind of tossed… 

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Grow Your Own #42 Roundup

Welcome to another Grow Your Own roundup! I don’t know how the weather is in your area, but in Northern Virginia it’s been brutally hot. We had two straight weeks of temperatures in the 90s at the end of June and after a two day respite it continued into July. We’ve had to water every… 

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Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette

Potato Salad with Summer Herbs and White Wine Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

For us the Fourth of July is about celebrating our nation’s heritage as well as family, friends, parades, fireworks, and of course the annual Fourth of July cookout. Our cookouts vary somewhat from year to year, but we always have some kind of potato salad for the Fourth, and this potato salad recipe is particularly… 

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Pasta with Chicken, Garlic Scapes, Tomatoes, and Basil

Pasta with Chicken, Garlic Scapes, Tomatoes, and Basil - Andrea Meyers

The garlic only has a few more weeks in the ground, then it will be time to dig it up, and if the flavor of the scapes is any indication, we are in for some spicy garlic this year. We harvested the scapes over the weekend and made three different things with them: pesto, cannellini… 

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Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

In 2007 we bought two blueberry bushes, the low bush variety that produces small berries like our favorite wild blueberries from Maine. We almost lost them due to flooding both the first and second year, but somehow they managed to survive, though they haven’t produced berries yet. It takes a few years for blueberry bushes… 

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Grow Your Own #41 Roundup

After a winter hiatus from hosting Grow Your Own, I am back to work on it. Our family had quite a school year and it looks like things may finally settle down to a more sustainable pace, though I’m not sure it will ever be as relaxed as it was before the boys started school…. 

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Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

Andrea Meyers - Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

We started growing culinary lavender in our garden two summers ago, then last summer had to move the plants to pots to make room for more vegetables. One of my lavenders didn’t fare well, but the other two were doing splendidly until the uber snow storms of 2010. They look rather spindly now, a mere… 

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Zabaglione with Strawberries and Moscato

Andrea Meyers - Zabaglione with Strawberries and Moscato

I can’t think of Mother’s Day without also musing on strawberries, probably because the beautiful red fruits come into season around this time and they seem like such a wonderful treat after cold winters. Strawberry season is also one of my children’s favorite food times of the year and we can’t resist celebrating with luscious… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Soup with Chicken (Sopa Verde con Pollo)

Roasted Tomatillo Soup with Chicken (Sopa Verde con Pollo) Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We had one last bag of green tomatillos in the freezer, but I didn’t want to use them because it meant there would be no more tomatillos until late summer. After our final harvest, we froze about 12 pounds of tomatillos last fall then over the winter I experimented with soups using those frozen tomatillos,… 

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