Good day and Happy Gardening everyone
Spring planting has been a very busy time here at the Senior Center on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation, but we have everything going and starting to produce. We are still harvesting some winter vegetables like our chard, carrots, beets, onions, cilantro, and some brussels sprouts.
We will also be included recipes of different dishes we create or include from the Healthy Hiaki Kitchens Cook Book. We may event have guests include some of their favorite recipes.
Tomatoes: I started a nice variety of tomatoes this year for the Senior Garden. I was like hmmmmm, we should try some new varieties and see how they produce. So, some of the new varieties of tomatoes include Brandy Wine tomatoes, which is a larger sized slicing tomato which may prove to be a challenge in S. Arizona. But, as you can see below the Brandy Wine tomatoes are doing very well so far. We also have several Romo tomatoes for the first time this year. Other favorites tomatoes include Pearson Improved, Yellow Pear, Early Girls and some Tomatillos for some yummy green salsa!
Peppers: We love peppers! This year we have some Wenks Yellow Hots, Sonoran Chiltipens, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, Chimayo, and Pico De Gallo chili peppers.
Recipes: A new section or feature we will be adding to this blog is a part about healthy garden to table recipes. Some will be straight out of the Healthy Hiaki Kitchens Cook Book which was published back in 2006. 2nd edition.
Verdolagas Recipe courtesy of the Healthy Hiaki Kitchens Cook Book.
The picture on the right below included verdolagas cooked basic, just by boiling them with like the verdolagas I recipe. We later added some nopalitos and beans.
Happy gardening and many blessings and a bountiful harvest