Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spring to Summer: Gardens, Vegetables, a Taco Truck, and Softserve in Minutes

Hello there!

A universal truth about Iowans, and midwesterners in general, is that we're almost always content to discuss the weather.  This is, in part, because the weather has a habit of changing every few minutes, and changing to great extremes. 

We've been dealing with an extreme amount of rain lately, so much so that it's been causing flash flooding, which has everybody on edge given that we're not too far from the floods two years ago.
Back then, my back yard was just grass, and it looked like this.

This year, I have two large plots filled with fragile small plants, and it looks like this.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

CSA Share #1, and Three Ways to Save Strawberries: Frozen, Dried, and in a Quick Jam

Iowa has jumped from spring to summer very quickly, and now we have days of long sunlight, thunderstorms, and humidity that discourages straightened hair and physical exertion.
Market season is in full swing, and this week we picked up our first CSA share from ZJ Farms.  This box was perfect for us because we love greens of all kinds.  Check out this bounty:

In an effort to declutter my main page, I'm adding breaks to my posts.  So, read more about the share and three easy ways to preserve your strawberries after the jump.

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