Thursday, May 10, 2012

Terra-Fresh Squash and Spring Onions

As I have mentioned in previous posts I've been experimenting with a wonderful fertilzer called Terra-Fresh. It all natural and so far what I've seen is VERY impressive.

I planted squash in 2 different places of the garden so I could fertilize one row but not the other. They were planted the same day. They've been watered the same amount. The only difference is that Fridays I fertilize one row with TF. Next time I take pictures to update with I'll bring a pencil, pen, dollar...something to compare the size.


NON-TF Squash: Coming in strong, good leaves, good growth from day to day, and generally looks great and developing on time for your typical Squash plant.

 TF-Squash Plant: I honestly don't think I need to say anything. LOL

Spring onions are one of my favorite summer treats. I'll go pull up a few before dinner to wash them, slice them in a bowl, add a little salt and pepper and really enjoy an awesome appetizer. These onions were bought together in a bundle and like the squash were planted the same day, rows apart, one row got TF, one didn't....


Non-TF Spring Onions:

TF-Spring Onions:

To compare:

I'm thrilled with these tests so far and can't wait to see the results from my maters, green beans, strawberries, etc.

Bacon N Mater Sammich

While I normally try to have decent grammar the title is the APPROPRIATE way to say/spell this sandwich. When the weather starts to warm and I get to do yard work and feel like I've accomplished something, when everything turns green, the sun is warm, and the breeze is cool....I CRAVE Bacon N Mater Sammiches.

This year I wasn't able to wait on my own maters so I bought some from the Farmer's Market in Raleigh.

The "proper" way to make this:
-Cook your bacon. When cooking bacon make sure you let it rest on the counter until room temperature. It cooks better this way. I personally like my bacon crispy...I'm not a fan of floppy/chewy bacon. I cook a pound at at time and once it cools I put the leftovers in a ziplock baggie in the fridge for sammiches later. :)

- Next you slice a ripe mater and prepare the bread. For the best taste use thin, white, sandwich bread. Real mayonnaise goes on one side with a liberal amount of pepper. I don't add salt because of the bacon.

- Maters go on next to the mayonnaise so they get plenty of pepper....then add a few pieces of bacon.

Grab a handful of chips or do what I do and eat it so fast it doesn't need anything with it!

Enjoy this Southern Summer Sammich!