Welcome August & Long, Languid, Sultry Summer Days …
Welcome August … beautiful, voluptuous month of sultry days and starry nights. August is a month of fresh produce and delicious home cooked meals. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, beans, garlic and onions: the warm-season crops are at peak flavor and production. Pure Bliss. It’s a time to make time; to kick back in the hammock with a book, to pull out the kayak, and to watch monarch butterflies dance on the wind …
Welcome Golden August. We Dream of Your Languid Beauty All Year …
And Colorful Potatoes Pulled From Rich Earth (click here for potato salad recipe)
August is a Month of Abundance in the Potager: Morning Breakfast Harvest of Fresh Herbs, Greens, Cherry Tomatoes & Early Shiitake (click here for shiitake growing tutorial)
And Fat Tomatoes Warmed by the Sun: Here Drizzled with Nutty Olive Oil and Sprinkled with Zesty Purple & Classic Green Basil
August is Also a Month of Drying: Garlic, Onions, Shallots and Herbs Fill the Sunny Terrace (click here for garlic growing post and click here for information on drying onions, here for freezing herb cubes and here for hang-drying herbs)
And Putting Food By: Sun Dried Tomatoes (click here for sun dried tomato tutorial post)
Drying Herbs in the Kitchen (click here for post)
It’s a Month of Stormy Drama
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