Category Archives: Community Garden Recipe Challenge


Pickled Refrigerator Beets

More from the Community Garden Recipe Challenge. Get ready for a bunch of recipes inspired by what I literally dig up at the community garden.  This very tasty light way of making beets was inspired by one found on Simply Recipes, but customized (as all recipes are, to a degree) for what I had on hand. The proportion is more important than the ingredients – it doesn’t really matter if you use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar or malt vinegar. Same thing with the…

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Guava Jam (Goiabada)

{{unknown}}This is the first installment of what I’m calling “The Community Garden Recipe Challenge.” It works like Iron Chef. I’ll take a randomly assigned food (because that’s what they had this week at the community garden) and make something out of it that won’t kill you. Something tasty. Lots of articles point out the growing disparity between the diets of wealthy people and lower-income folk. Back in the olden days before the advent of fast food, rich people were fat because they could afford to sit around…

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