Archive for October, 2012

Parsley Hummus

October 21, 2012

ImageHere’s a dynamite hummus recipe for people with too much parsley. I’d never had much luck with concocting yummy hummus from scratch until now… It was a huge hit!

(Makes about 1 1/2 cups hummus, recipe adapted from Parsley Hummus in The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh.)

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained
1/2 cup chopped parsley (pack parsley into half-cup measure, then chop in food processor)
1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2-3 garlic cloves)
1/4 cup sour cream
3 T tahini sauce
1 1/2 T lemon juice
4 T olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. salt (or less)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or hot sauce
1 T water (more or less, depending on how thick you like it)

Drain chickpeas (garbanzo beans.) Blend parsley and garlic. Process about 1 minute, until parsley is well chopped. Add drained chickpeas and process 1-2 minutes, until beans are mostly smooth. Add sour cream, Tahini sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and cayenne or hot sauce. Process until mixture is as smooth as you like. Test thickness and add a bit of water if you’d like it to be a little thinner.

(Pre Frost) Cosmo Bouquet

October 20, 2012

ImageI managed to snag a few straggling cosmos before the big frost hit for a bed side bouquet. I love the feathery simple silhouette of the foliage, complimented with snap dragons and a kale leaf, and perfect in an old medicine jar. And free (if you can grow it!)

New England Peanut

October 7, 2012

I know Falls Village isn’t really the right climate for growing peanuts, but I wanted to try anyway… Here’s my first peanut! I’m not quitting my day job.

Last Tomato Harvest

October 6, 2012

Pulled all the tomato plants, still got peppers, a lone watermelon, and tons and tons of nasturtiums going.