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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our favorite summer garden recipe!

Basil and brandywine pasta:

6 large homegrown brandywine tomatoes (or whatever is in your garden), diced
1/2 pound cooked, ground up beef (we prefer organic & grass fed, but meat is optional)
a handful of fresh basil, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely diced
2 fresh sprigs of thyme
2 fresh sprigs of oregano
a couple generous splashes of red wine (your choice)
salt and pepper to taste
a Tbs of milled flax seed (to help thicken, plus added nutrition)
1 pound of Organic whole wheat penne pasta (follow directions on container)
a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese (or whatever raw local cheese you have)

Directions: First cook and ground beef in large sauce pan. Then put all of these delicious ingredients together in same large sauce pan as the beef. Let simmer for 35-40 minutes. Add this to cooked pasta. Sprinkle cheese on top (and any leftover fresh basil). It is as simple as that! (Serves 4-6 people)

THERE'S STILL THYME... (it can be challenging for me to resist cheesy puns).

What a lovely beginning to the gardening season! We have already had the honor to install several Square Foot Gardens! We also have been able to teach this method at several families homes, an elementary school, garden parties, Eco-classes at Hallmark, home association meetings, Whole Foods trainings, and formal courses through Communiversity. The word-of-mouth excitement is spreading like wild fire (thanks to our clients from last year who are now successful organic gardeners and are a little bit richer because of all their savings)!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in our services, please contact us. There is still a 2-week window of time to get all of your favorite summer fruits and veggies planted! Nothing is more delicious than homemade basil & brandywine pasta sauce (with caramelized onions and sauteed zucchini & yellow squash)! And don't forget about your homegrown (whole food) mixed melon coctail, to complete the meal! Here's to enjoying all things organic fooding! Cheers!