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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Newsletter
    to sweeten curly kale Do you add sugar white or brown to try to dampen bitterness down She smiled at me as if she knew what I was really trying to do You work with it until it s done You boil it three times not just one Pour off the old water put in new until your bitterness is through I stood there staring at the floor Is curly kale a metaphor Is that what some of us should do Just pour it off until it s through Or drown our bitterness with sweets Enough of this let s get some eats Skillet Vegetable Stew This recipe is particularly yummy served over wild rice 1 Tbs olive oil 1 clove garlic 1 Tbs tomato paste 3 4 lb zucchini trimmed and cut into 1 2 inch cubes 1 2 lb eggplant peeled and cut into 1 2 inch cubes 1 2 lb tomatoes peeled and cut into 1 2 inch cubes 1 red bell pepper seeded and cut into 1 2 inch cubes 1 small red onion peeled and cut into 1 2 inch cubes 1 4 lb mushrooms chopped 1 4 cup parsley chopped 2 tsp basil or 1 4 cup fresh chopped 1 4 tsp thyme or 1 tsp fresh minced 1 4 tsp rosemary or 1 2 tsp fresh minced Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat Saute garlic 1 minute Stir in next seven ingredients Cover skillet and simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are tender Season with salt and pepper to taste Stir in remaining ingredients and serve From Dawn Lawless Heard in the Garden A little girl helping her mom pick up vegetables in the barn was overheard to comment Boy these carrots have long hair Nonpoint Source NPS Pollution Word Search To do the word search read these paragraphs Then find the listed words in the word search The United States has made tremendous advances in the past 25 years to clean up the aquatic environment by controlling pollution from industries and sewage treatment plants Today nonpoint source pollution remains the Nation s largest source of water quality problems Nonpoint source NPS pollution occurs when rainfall snowmelt or irrigation runs over land or through the ground picks up pollutants and deposits them into rivers lakes and coastal waters or introduces them into ground water The most common NPS pollutants are sediment and nutrients Other common NPS pollutants include pesticide pathogens salts oil grease toxic chemicals and excess fertilizer The watershed approach is one way to determine the effectiveness of management techniques It looks at a waterbody but also the entire area including all the potential sources of pollution that drains into it Water conservation uses technologies that limit water use in the bathroom kitchen laundry room lawn driveway and garden thereby reducing the demand on existing water supplies and limiting the amount of water runoff A more technical approach can be used which includes the implementation of best management practices

    Original URL path: http://www.maysiesfarm.org/csa/archive/september2001/newsletter4.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Newsletter
    The longer pair of tentacles have eyes on top The coolest fact about slugs is that they are hermaphrodites Each slug is both a male and a female This is because they are solitary and they move very slowly When two slugs finally find each other this allows them to reproduce more easily Snails and earthworms are also hermaphrodites If you have slug problems in your garden you can attract slugs in milk it won t hurt them then relocate them You can trap them in a bowl of beer but it will kill them You can also use an organic product called Concern to alleviate your slug problem Finally try attracting toads by placing an upside down flowerpot with a door or propped up on one side in a shady damp spot Toads love to eat slugs Zucchini Squares A recipe from the book From Asparagus to Zucchini 5 eggs well beaten 4 cups grated zucchini 8 oz 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 1 2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 4 teaspoon baking powder 1 2 cup chopped onion 1 2 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons oil Heat oven to 350 degrees Oil a 9 by 13 inch baking pan Combine eggs zucchini and cheese in large bowl Mix in remaining ingredients and pour into baking pan Bake until knife comes out clean when inserted in center about 40 minutes Refrigerate until serving time Serve hot or cold Makes 24 two inch squares A new addition to the barn is the Maysie s Farm Suggestion Box Of course you are free to ask questions anytime but if you d like to remain anonymous just slip your questions or comments into the Suggestion Box on your pickup day Return to Top of Page On Saturday August 25 raindate

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Newsletter
    consider upgrading your share size to more satisfactorily meet your needs You can see Sam Cantrell on your pickup day or call him at 610 458 8129 about making this change Spinach Strawberry Salad A recipe from the book From Asparagus to Zucchini sesame seeds 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar minced garlic to taste dry mustard to taste salt and pepper to taste 1 4 cup salad oil 1 bunch spinach cleaned and stemmed 1 cup strawberries sliced or chunked 1 1 2 teaspoons fresh dill or 1 2 teaspoon dried Toast sesame seeds in dry skillet or hot oven several minutes tossing often let cool Combine sugar vinegar and garlic dry mustard salt and pepper Whisk in oil in thin stream Toss with spinach strawberries dill and sesame seeds Four servings Cookbook Available Looking for more recipes that utilize your fresh vegetables Maysie s Farm is once again taking orders for From Asparagus to Zucchini a cookbook put together by a coalition of CSAs in the Madison WI area Included are recipes for all Maysie s vegetables the more unusual the vegetable the more recipes are given Cost is 18 sign up in the barn next time you pick up your vegetables Youth Workshops Last year Maysie s Farm Conservation Center offered its first day long Down to Earth Organic Gardening Workshop for Youth It was such a success that this year we decided to offer four throughout the summer of 2001 two for ages 6 10 and two for ages 11 and above The flyer on page two contains dates times and registration information Reserve your spot now Return to Top of Page True or False 1 Bats are flying mice 2 Bats are blind 3 Most bats are dirty and carry rabies 4 Bats

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