Saturday, August 20, 2016

Harvest Time: Baby Summer Squash

Pictured: Zephyr and assorted pattypan squash

This July 18 planting of summer squash was the first time we've been successful with a mid- summer sowing of this signature crop, and the bed is lush and productive. Now we just need to keep up with the harvest so no "zeppelins" grow from oversight and distraction.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bagatelle: Recent Works By Candace Christy

Candace Christy, Artist

Isn't this gorgeous? This painting is among the works by artist, tortilla queen and  friend Candace Christy to be displayed at Newtown Baking from August 3rd to October 30th. Newtown Baking is hosting an opening reception this Sunday, August 14 from 5 to 7 PM. Find out more on Facebook .

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sister Act

Last week my youngest sister, Laura Flanagan, paid us a surprise visit. She got to work right away, weeding squash and planting cucumber seeds:

Zepyhr and assorted Pattypan squash, Lemon and Miniature White pickling cucumbers, and Wild Goose beans on fence

Weeding peppers:

Laura weeding Fish peppers

And helping me cook an outstanding meal of Rock Barn braised pork cheeks with white beans and soffrito broth:

Rock Barn pork cheeks with Marcella cannellini beans from Rancho Gordo

Laura is a bartender at the critically acclaimed Lobo in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, and we hope to visit here there this fall for an artisanal cocktail and some creative seafood and charcuterie. Thanks for all your help, Laura!