Tag Archives: fresh produce

Golden Oyster Mushrooms Pasta (Gelber Seitling) – Yum!!!

Hubs recently started experiementing in the garden, ‘planting’ a wooden stump impregnated with mushroom spores.  As it won’t produce until about August, a friend presented him with a few easy-to-cultivate, pre-impregnated mediums (straw, hay??) in plastic bags. I’ve never heard … Continue reading

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Letting Nature Take It’s Course

Tomorrow is the first of June and the beginning of summer!  The moments of preparation and care will now bring forth fruit and hopefully lots of it on a consistent basis. Still, everything’s not as easy as it seems.  Last … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving – Aloe Vera

Since just after Christmas last year I’ve been sick – fever, aches, coughing, days off, the works!  And unlike any cold/flu/cough I’ve ever had, it will go away for a week or two and  then come back.  There are four … Continue reading

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Summer Has Left Austria

A month ago, I said goodbye to the last of the spring harvest and looked forward to enjoying our summer fruit.  With the erroneous concept that the garden was self-sufficient, Hubs and I took off for a week on our first real … Continue reading

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Squeezing the Last out of Spring Harvest and a Warm Chard Salad

About a week ago, I told you about The Weird Gap Between Spring and Summer Harvests, when temperatures rise, lettuces and other spring offerings start to wane and taste weird, and the summer items are getting ready to come into … Continue reading

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The Weird Gap between Spring & Summer Harvests

We’ve hit mid-July and the garden is still alive.  There’ve been no major setbacks – outside of the Okra, which I believe are stunted due to poor placement on my behalf and unstable weather.  There hasn’t been any harvesting of the … Continue reading

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End of June…

Finally found my camera and made a few shots this afternoon – even if I did get the date wrong.  For more detail (or an enlarged view) click on the photo.  

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Getting closer to summer!

The calendar and weather is transitioning from spring to summer temps and nowhere is it more apparent than in the lifecycle of plants.  Given the right conditions, they will show you the passing of time.  Don’t believe me?  Check it … Continue reading

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Only 8 More Days Required!

It’s Day 92 and the recent night temperatures have dropped to around 14°C/57°F.  Leaves have turned yellow and a surprising amount of them have turned brown and withered.  Nonetheless, there are a vast amount of big green leaves and even … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty & Surprises

As we’ve entered late Summer (some days it feels more like early Fall), we’ve been harvesting lots and lots – herbs, tomatoes, and lettuces mostly. Everything else is taking it’s own sweet time developing (which is a bit worrying, with … Continue reading

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