Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Pie Crust Super simple and yummy!  Makes one piecrust. Ingredients 1 cup + 2 Tbsp All Purpose flour ¼ cup coconut oil (solid!) ½ tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Sugar 3–4 Tbsp Ice Water Directions: You can use a bowl and wooden spoon or pulse in a food processor to combine flour, sugar and salt. Add the coconut oil(must be solid, not melted) and stir, or pulse, until the mixture is … Continue reading Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Lemon Curd

Too Many Lemons! Vegan Lemon Curd This creamy, zesty, mouth puckering, addicting homemade lemon curd is the bomb diggity of any lemony treat I have ever tried! It can be served with biscuits, stuffed into cupcakes, muffins and pastries, mixed with berries (like blueberries!) and topped with whipped cream, or secretly stashed in the fridge for personal spoonfuls. For me, it’s dangerously pleasing since it … Continue reading Vegan Lemon Curd

Spring/Summer 2019 Crops & Layout!

THE LAYOUT We’re now putting the final touches on our Spring/Summer Garden- just in time too!  Here’s the layout: SPRING/SUMMER CROP LIST 2019 Artichokes Green Globe Chicory & Radicchio Castelfranco Endive/Rhodos Grumolo Rossa di Verona Radicchio Rossa di Treviso Radicchio Rossa di Verona Dragon Chile Peppers Ajvarski Barker X-Hot Big Jim Carolina Reaper Craig’s Grande jalapeño Fatalii Fushimi Hatch Green Hatch Red Pimiento de Padron … Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 Crops & Layout!

Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes

Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes If you have a good lemon tree, don’t let those lemons go to waste! Along with main dishes and lemonade, they can be used to make zesty sweet desserts. Try this classic cupcake recipe with a lemon twist. Ingredients: Cupcakes 1 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 cup sugar 2-3 heaping tablespoons lemon zest ½ … Continue reading Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes

Chocolaty Beet Brownies

We don’t have to worry about a “beety taste” with this recipe. Homegrown and organic beets tend to be sweeter and tastier than the average store bought ones. The pureed beets give the brownies a moist, mochi-like texture and a beautiful sangria tint. The subtle coffee flavor really adds to the richness of the cocoa powder and milk chocolate. This unique recipe combined with the … Continue reading Chocolaty Beet Brownies

German Rutabaga Potato Salad (Vegan)

Rutabagas are hearty, sweet, root veggies that are easy to grow and half the calories and carbohydrates of potatoes. They can be eaten cooked or raw, such as shredded on top of salads.   Although they’re not as nutrient-rich as potatoes, they provide a healthy alternative, especially when substituted for part of the potatoes in just about any recipe. A rutabaga is considered a cross between … Continue reading German Rutabaga Potato Salad (Vegan)

Ready, Set, Start Seeds!

Since our greenhouse is our living room, and the weather is finally warming up in southern California, it’s time to start our seeds. Last weekend, during our first warm, sunny morning in months, we started chile peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, and basil (see varieties below). For all you SoCal gardeners out there, here’s a breakdown of our method: Seeds: We started planting our summer plant seeds, … Continue reading Ready, Set, Start Seeds!

Butternut Oat Survival Muffins (with vegan option)

It’s not always the energy needed before a long run that matters. It’s the power needed to survive the rest of the day! After a 10+ mile run, all I can think about is getting food in me as soon as possible and I’ll grab whatever’s at arm’s reach, like my boyfriend’s barbeque chips.   Not necessarily my first choice, or a habit I’d like to … Continue reading Butternut Oat Survival Muffins (with vegan option)

Red Hot Chile Sauce

Every summer, our Serrano and jalapeno plants are decked out with hundreds of shiny green and red ornaments waiting to be harvested. The harvest is ridiculously abundant with these two varieties, so besides making fresh salsa every few days, we have to find another quick and easy way to use our chiles so they don’t end up rotting off the plants. Since I don’t want … Continue reading Red Hot Chile Sauce