Photo by Judith Hausman Garden-bounty dinners are my favorite. After two hot weeks and two rainstorms, the cukes have popped. We raided the vines last weekend, uncovering a few giant specimens lurking under the prickly leaves. Still, I was sure they could be salvaged. OvergrownÂ cucurbits require just a little more care unless they are hopelessly […]
I harvested the first cucumbers of the season tonightâ€”39 beauties! I could barely lift the basket when I was finished. I planted about five different cucumber varieties hoping that if some of them died from bacterial wilt, I would still have others continue to produce.
Photo by Judith Hausman The new pickles at farmers’ markets are making a real comeback from the traditional dill and bread ‘n’ butter.Â I also like to add eclectic flair to my preservedÂ produce by makingÂ relish. Everything old is, as they say, new again. This weekend, in a traditional Russian deli in Brookline, Mass., I saw pickled […]