Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & Herbs

Green Bean Salad w/ Tomatoes & HerbsInspiration from the July Garden

Last week we celebrated the first raspberries. We enjoyed them unadorned, delighting in their succulence and flavor. This week we’ve felt equally content eating just-picked green beans, fresh tomatoes and herbs in an improvised Green Bean Salad. All inspired by a hanging garden of green beans and our first few ripe and luscious tomatoes. Continue reading

Montana Gardening Begins Indoors

 Montana Gardening Begins IndoorsPlanting Seeds Inside

Spring comes late in southwest Montana. Recent nighttime lows hovered around 17 degrees—way too cold for most of the veggies and herbs I want to grow. Our growing season averages only about 86 days. So to increase the possibility for a bountiful any harvest, I start germinating a few seeds Continue reading

Tabouli Salad w/ Quinoa, Avocado & Feta

Tabouli w/ Quinoa, Avocado & FetaA Tabouli Salad Garden

We grow a tabouli salad garden. Our small square-foot garden contains 4 early ripening tomato plants, 6 curly parsley, 2 flat-leaf parsley, about a hundred scallions and 4 large pots of spearmint. Some years we have success with cucumbers Continue reading

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry w/ Black Rice & Spicy Peanut SauceHome Again

After a great weekend attending the Food Media Forum in Saint Louis, there’s lots of catching up to do on my Bozeman home front. And this is without even reviewing my notes from two great days Continue reading