A Back Yard Farm


Time to Start peppers

by Reid.

Begin preparing now to pick a peck of pretty peppers.  Most of the fruits in the Capsicum annum genus start out as green, but with enough time change to red, orange yellow, violet/purple, and even striped variations of different colors.  In order to achieve colors other than green, seeds must be started now so when they go into the garden, they have time to reach full maturity.

Eggplant Spread

by Rebecca.

• 2 medium eggplants
• 1-2 adobo chiles, depending on how hot you want your dip
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 small onion, thinly sliced
• 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
• 1 cup cilantro chopped (optional)
• 1 tsp salt


Quinoa-Zucchini Cakes With Summer Herbs

by Rebecca.

Zucchini Cakes

To make the quinoa:
• 1 cup quinoa, soaked in water for 5 minutes
• 2 cups stock
• Handful of mushrooms, chopped
• 1 small tomato or pepper, chopped
• 1 cup zucchini, shredded
• 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or slivered almonds
• Handful of fresh, savory...