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Cooking With Refogado

Cooking With Refogado

Earlier this week I told you about making up Sofrito or Refogado. Today I want to give you a recipe to use with your Refogado and the rest of the Friday menu. Enjoy!

Cooking With Refogado

Cooking with Refogado is a great way to add depth of flavor without adding any more fat or salt.

So today on Feed Me Friday, we’re cooking with Refogado!

The Menu is…

Chicken Refogado

Tortilla Roll Ups

Mango Salsa

No Bake Lemon Pie 

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Ketchup?

Ketchup?

So here’s the thing; I seem to collect obscure information.

For example, did you know carrots were originally purple, red or yellow? It wasn’t until the 1600’s that orange cultivars started to be pulled up. (Get it because you pull up carrots?)

See, obscure, some (the Parsnip) would say,  useless information.

Ooh fancy French carrots!

But it’s not so useless when you know that the reason people preferred the orange to the purple, red or yellow, was because they had tougher roots that held up well for shipping and long storage. If you grow white, purple or red carrot today, you can attest that these varieties are much more tender than their titian brothers.

Today, I am not talking about carrots.

Today, I am talking about ketchup.

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Please, Fence Me In

Please, Fence Me In

Last week, and now again this week, has been all about the fences.

Here are a couple of trellis solutions for cucumbers, melons and tomatoes.

Last week I spent an inordinate amount of time fixing the pvc with netting that was my shoestring cucumber trellis from last summer. I contemplated replacing it with the new, easy, but much more expensive fencing I’ve adopted for the melon beds (and everything else it seems) but opted to keep it in place. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right?

Pvc and twine, time consuming but costs less than $5

I’m pretty glad now that I didn’t because I was able to plant some marigolds, tansy and borage in the center, on the ends.

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