Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Hey, did you remember? TONIGHT!! Friday. You know. Garden Club meeting?

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 8:33 PM
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  • We don't have many left this year, but that is not a reason to wait until next season. We need your participation at EVERY meeting. That is what makes them interesting. Diversity.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 22, 2013, at 8:35 PM
  • I will be there unless I get a hot date on a cool summer Friday night, and that's not looking vary likely!...I'm kinda cooked out this week...we need coffee, it's cold out there...A big pot of white chicken chili would be nice...but coffee might have to do...I'm kinda cooked out and the weeks getting longer...As soon as all those peppers dry I will have a nice extreme hot sauce working if your brave....by the way...I now know why they call that bitter melon!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Oct 22, 2013, at 10:04 PM
  • They speak the truth about bitter melon. Can you think someway to make it more palatable?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 22, 2013, at 10:22 PM
  • I did find when cooked and mixed with other flavors,salt oils, onions, etc, it lessens the bitter effect and marries the flavors...it was not bad in a stirfry. I am sure it would work even better, in a strong acidic soup like when added to a tomato dill soup...however, a touch of bitter, will still come through, but with other flavors blending the bite, it should be good...If I had a bunch and had acquired the taste for them...I would suggest pickling them or even dehydrating them after a sugar brine boil so one could eat them as snack food with a good stout beer and a football game. "roll tide"

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Oct 23, 2013, at 8:35 AM
  • Anyone have some garlic bulbs to share? I'm wanting to plant cloves now; but wasn't able to have a crop for this year; and thus, don't have any on hand to plant now. May be too late to order some; so I figured it was worth asking the group.

    -- Posted by mg.mark on Wed, Oct 23, 2013, at 5:03 PM
  • What type of garlic are you looking for? Anything in particular?

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Wed, Oct 23, 2013, at 7:19 PM
  • I have had mine so long that I cannot remember where I got them, but they are soft-neck silver-skin.

    How many are you thinking of planting?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 23, 2013, at 11:27 PM
  • It looks like tonight and tomorrow night will put an endd to any late season gardens, UNLESS you have them well covered. With temps in the low 30's a light covering may not be enough.

    I am ready to shift gears although I have some cold weather seeds planted. Plenty of firewood needs to harvested from the woods, chips moved to the gardens and non-garden "honey-do's" to get done.

    Actually, the Honey Do List is developed mostly by me, but Deb would do it if needed. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 24, 2013, at 6:00 AM
  • The softneck garlic would be fine; and I'm willing to try anything else anyone has to share.

    I don't need a whole lot; 2 to 4 bulbs would give plenty of cloves for my family plot... Even if someone only has 1 bulb to share, that's more than what I have right now! (Ha ha)

    -- Posted by mg.mark on Thu, Oct 24, 2013, at 2:02 PM
  • I won't have a chance to bring them tonight, but I can share a couple handfuls.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 25, 2013, at 6:41 AM
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