I’m happy to say my garden is doing so much better than last year; and the harvesting has already begun. What could be healthier than having a green smoothie with your own homegrown greens? I’ve planted three types of beets this year: Golden, Red Cylinder, and Chiogga. The plan was to make my refrigerator pickles with all three, and to dehydrate and powder the red beets for smoothies and salads. Much to my surprise I tried the baby greens in my morning green smoothie and they were wonderful! Little stems and all. So now I’ve been thinning the many rows! and so far have about 4 large ziplock bags stored in my freezer. Generally to freeze veggies they should be blanched, and I do this to make blocks of frozen greens e.g. spinach for my Spinach Pies, etc. but to use for smoothies I just washed well, packed in a ziplock, froze, and then squished the bags down. Amazing how the frozen leaves condense down for easy storage.
I find the Chiogga and Golden beet greens somewhat milder than the cylinder or red beet greens.
And now, the Concert! A reminder that the July 31st house concert with Whiskey and Wine still has some tickets available. Sunday from 2:00 – 4:30p.m. Tickets are $25 and etransfer please to save your spot. Call to purchase tickets and get directions.