Minnesota Farmer


Garden fresh
August 14, 2011, 1:50 pm
Filed under: Corn, Farm, food, garden, harvest, Minnesota, summer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I do love the late summer season here in Minnesota.  The garden fresh fruits and veggies are a wonderful addition to the table.

Right now our main harvest is sweet corn.  We just finished preparing some for the freezer so we can be eating corn into the winter.  Have you heard of the microwave option for cooking sweet corn?  Two ears of sweet corn in a paper towel will cook in two minutes in the microwave.  Just right for one person, or two lighter eaters.  Add about a minute per ear as you add corn, sometime it takes more time with more ears.

Some of my potato vines have died so I dug those yesterday.  I got a few reds, some whites, and even a purple potato from my digging.  There are a lot more to dig, but having a few on hand to eat now is really nice.

The peppers have been producing too.  Mostly we have picked banana peppers, but the green and yellow bells are producing a few also.  Banana peppers add a bit of extra zing to so many foods this time of year.

My favorite is tomato season.  We have only had a few big tomatoes, but the little pear shaped yellow tomatoes are a delight to pop into your mouth.  I have one big yellow tomato that nearly ready.  BLT season is almost upon us.

I love my hamburgers with a slab of tomato and a slab of onion just as thick as the meat.  Now that is a burger!

Michael

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