Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Boggy Creek Farms Visit and Smoke Dried Tomato Recipes

After hearing that the smoke dried tomatoes were ready at Boggy Creek Farms, it was time to head over to East Austin and see what they had to offer. 

I love this little farm for its small town feel and proximity to downtown Austin. 

Clay was able to kick up some dust (a favorite past time of his) and check out their beautiful sunflowers as I wound my way through the little market.

We picked up some new potatoes, bell peppers, Pure Luck feta and of course Larry's Smoke Dried Tomatoes and Fire Roasted Tomatoes which made a great Sunday meal (recipe below). 

At home, we harvested a few of our own veggies to prepare for this weekend and early this week (hinklehatz and pineapple salsa, anyone?). Sure, it isn't much, but we'll be thankful for what we have and look forward to preparing our garden beds for our fall garden. 

I picked up some great tips from Central Texas Gardener on PBS on soaking larger seeds before planting them, adding compost to beds, being sure to add lots of mulch and shade for new seeds and sprouts. We'll pick a few early mornings in the next couple of weeks to dig our hands in the dirt and hope for a mild fall with some rain. 

We decided to crack into the bottle of Larry's Fire Roasted Tomatoes and prepare dinner early Sunday morning so that it would be ready by dinner time. My favorite easy Sunday kind of meal!

Braised Venison with Larry's Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Local Okra

And....I FINALLY have added a printer, PDF and email option for each post on my blog so that you can try some of these recipes at home. 

Larry's Smoke Dried Tomato Recipes

Smoke Dried Tomato and Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn Lentil Soup with Smoke Dried Tomatoes

Swiss Chard and Mushroom Risotto

More Summer Recipes

Fire Roasted Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho

Boggy Creek Farm Recipes

Greenling Recipes

Johnson's Backyard Garden Recipes

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