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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #270 on: September 27, 2011, 09:44:11 AM »
I sure hope I remember this recipe next year when the jalapeno peppers come in.  Sounds good.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #271 on: October 03, 2011, 05:27:28 AM »
Poblano peppers roasting



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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #272 on: October 03, 2011, 09:23:52 AM »
Damn those look Yummy, might have to grill the last of my peppers tomorrow night now. LOL


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #273 on: October 03, 2011, 07:50:44 PM »
Damn those look Yummy, might have to grill the last of my peppers tomorrow night now. LOL



I was getting them ready to stuff with a veggie cheese mixture. 


Delicious with a little fresh cilantro seedlings chopped up on top



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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #274 on: October 04, 2011, 05:45:39 PM »
Now I'm starving!

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #275 on: October 04, 2011, 07:41:14 PM »
Hungry?

Try Pizza night

Fresh dough
olive oil
garlic
gobs of fresh basil
fresh mozzarella
fresh Parmesan
Fresh sliced October brandywines
450, convection oven on 20 year old unglazed tiles

in:



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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #276 on: October 05, 2011, 08:29:07 AM »
out:


Not cool.  Not cool at all.  It's 8:30am and I'm already hungry for pizza for lunch.  Totally not cool. ;)

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #277 on: October 05, 2011, 09:16:59 PM »
Fall is here.

Fall beds are growing.

Bring it on!


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #278 on: October 09, 2011, 09:08:14 PM »
I generally don't like it when people just link to posts in their blogs.  BUT I'm going to do it for a post that would be a pain to reproduce here due to formatting the large number of pictures.

Tips for roasting peppers, poblanos in this case:

http://cohutt.com/2011/10/09/about-roasting-poblanos/

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #279 on: October 10, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
I just finished reading it and was going to comment on it, but figured I'd comment here.  Did you cook them open-faced or did you fill them in and throw cheese on top?

+1 BTW, those look so good Cohutt and awesome write up.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #280 on: October 10, 2011, 05:36:03 PM »
I just finished reading it and was going to comment on it, but figured I'd comment here.  Did you cook them open-faced or did you fill them in and throw cheese on top?

+1 BTW, those look so good Cohutt and awesome write up.


Since they were butterflied open it was sort of rolled up and sort of open faced (sort of )- Another couple from the same batch shows a little more detail (they are NOT as small as they look, the picture did funny things with that perspective.  these were sent to the freezer I think





The kicker over everything was the baby cilantro volunteers that gave it all up for the dish right before serving. I've decided that cilantro is best at this stage and should be consumed like microgreens. :)


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #281 on: October 10, 2011, 06:18:38 PM »
I've decided to set aside a garden bed that is just for herbs and a couple flowers.  The reason is I would be working my butt off weeding it of volunteer cilantro and basil.  If I could keep the ground cherries confined to this bed as well, then I'd be getting somewhere.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #282 on: October 10, 2011, 07:05:26 PM »
Very cool. Do you do anything to prepare them for the freezer like wrap them in foil or just put them in the tupperware?

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #283 on: October 10, 2011, 07:56:56 PM »
Very cool. Do you do anything to prepare them for the freezer like wrap them in foil or just put them in the tupperware?

I think we just tupperdoodled it

they won't be in there long - :)


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #284 on: October 10, 2011, 08:02:03 PM »
I've decided to set aside a garden bed that is just for herbs and a couple flowers.  The reason is I would be working my butt off weeding it of volunteer cilantro and basil.  If I could keep the ground cherries confined to this bed as well, then I'd be getting somewhere.


I kept the ground cherries out of the bed they were in last year; didn't matter- they were everywhere- bird must have been carrying them off to eat and dropping them as they flew.

I'm going to do the dedicated reseeding annuals beds next year too.  Doesn't look like the basil will be a problem though, since I didn't start but a couple plants this year- all the rest were volunteers. Same with the Marigolds and TOmmie-Toes.  And new zealand spinach.  Arugula is coming up all over now too, and a couple of wild french breakfast radishes. 

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #285 on: October 11, 2011, 07:11:23 AM »
I think Fresh cilantro is my favorite spice/garnish   Seems to really work with Sooooooo many dishes.

Awesome stuff Cohutt.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #286 on: October 11, 2011, 11:35:27 AM »
a couple of wild french breakfast radishes.
I forgot all about those.  I allowed a dozen or more of the radishes to go to seed.  I wonder if I'll get them coming up this Fall or next Spring.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #287 on: October 12, 2011, 07:42:48 PM »
My 9'+ okra before i retired it, spent but producing up to the end.



Amazing how much a handful of these plants can produce.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #288 on: October 13, 2011, 05:01:45 AM »
My okra is only about 6' tall, but it is still producing.  I'm not harvesting anymore, I'm allowing them to mature to harvest seed.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #289 on: October 13, 2011, 05:26:03 PM »
My $1.50's worth of "bulk" packed seed from a local country seed and feed store only had about 4-500 seeds in it.  I used about a dozen and ate okra at least 2-3 times a week for almost 3 months.   

Lol, it's low on my seed need list right now.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #290 on: October 13, 2011, 06:33:48 PM »
I don't save it because I need it.  It's all for the experience.  I'm also trying to get my burgundy okra acclimated to my area.  Maybe in a couple years I'll be offering Fritz MonrOkra on Seed Savers.  ;)

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #291 on: October 16, 2011, 09:15:36 PM »
Beans & Micro-greens:







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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #292 on: October 18, 2011, 04:47:43 AM »
Thai basil, again.   This stuff thrives late in the season; it doesn't peter out like some of the sweet basils.




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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #293 on: October 18, 2011, 05:08:34 AM »
Cool, what kind of basil is that?  Mine all flower green.  I like the purple better.

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #294 on: October 18, 2011, 07:17:28 PM »
It is Thai basil -

It has a licorice flavor to it- nice addition to a lot of dishes but takes some getting used to if all you've ever had is standard sweet globe basil.

This shot shows the size of that plant (in the front left).



This is the same plant pictured above 4 months ago on June 14th - it was a volunteer from last year



It is a woody plant that reseeds itself quite well.  Blooms from late june all the way to frost, more every week.  I have another similar type too that  has purple/gold flowers in clusters vs the stacked umbrella look typical of basil.

The "other" similar type:



I'll send a few thousand seeds your way if you would like to have it in your garden forever.  ;)

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #295 on: October 18, 2011, 07:23:57 PM »
I forgot about this type of basil too-  it is a purple leafed sweet basil variety i bought in a big box seed rack for the hell of it.  Good flavor with nice color.  The pesto with this was my favorite out off all mrs cohutt made, even with the unusual color of the finished product.


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #296 on: October 23, 2011, 09:10:59 PM »
Today I started working through the high tunnel idea I have for the rear beds this year:


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #297 on: October 24, 2011, 08:19:00 AM »
That looks awesome Cohutt and your plants are so healthy!

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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #298 on: October 24, 2011, 06:56:15 PM »
That looks awesome Cohutt and your plants are so healthy!

I'll have to agree with you on the plants- this fall has been good so far.  :)


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Re: Cohutt's Garden Chapter 3 (2011)
« Reply #299 on: October 24, 2011, 07:01:17 PM »
Marigolds, the final pepper harvest and another basil harvest....







(The pepper harvest was 26 large poblanos and another 77 jalapenos. )