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Top Vegetable Garden Recipes

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Top Vegetable Garden Recipes

When it comes to harvesting a vegetable garden or finding an air fryer online, most people are often left wondering what they should do with everything. Naturally, some of it will be frozen, some of it canned, and some given to both friends and family.

The rest, of course, is usually used in different succulent recipes. Vegetables can be served in very many different ways. Air fryers can be used to fry them; they can be steamed, buttered, creamed, and tossed into salads and casseroles.

Let’s take a look at some of the top options out there.

Tomato Fritters

Are you good with air fryers, and do you have so many tomatoes in your storage cabinet? Then you can make tomato fritters. Both the green and red tomatoes are excellent for this recipe.

All you need, aside from the tomatoes, of course, is a little cornmeal. Simply slice the tomatoes, cover them with the cornmeal and then dump them into some hot oil. Fry them until golden brown and serve while hot.

Fried Pickles

Cucumbers usually grow really fast and are mostly used in salads or for pickling. Frying your pickles will give them a delicious and unusual twist. Get some of your best homegrown pickles, drain them (reserving a bit of the pickling liquid) and slice them up.

Combine one cup of AP flour, a quarter teaspoon of salt, and one teaspoon each of ground red pepper and garlic powder in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly stir in one cup of the pickle juice and club soda until mixed well.

Dip your pickles into this batter mixture and then throw them into the fryer. Once golden brown, use a paper towel to drain and serve while warm.

Fried Squash

Squash is also something you probably have in your garden, right? If you don’t, then this isn’t for you. If you do, then this recipe might just blow your mind. For starters, not many folks think of frying their squash.

Anyway, fried squash is made the same way as tomato fritters. The only difference here is that you’ll first have to dip the squash slices into an egg and milk mixture before rolling them in the cornmeal. The mixture helps make the cornmeal stick to the squash slices better.

Glazed Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of carotene, potassium, fiber and antioxidants. If you have some of these  in your garden then you should not hesitate making delicious glazed carrots.

Take some of your carrots, wash and scrape them well, and then boil until slightly tender. As they’re boiling, heat 3 tablespoons of both butter and brown sugar with 60ml of hot water. This is to make somewhat of simple syrup. Remove your carrots from the boiling water and then drain thoroughly. Pour the syrup over the drained carrots and then bake them for around 25-minutes at 190 C.

Wrapping Up

You can do so many other things with the vegetables from your garden, and these are just but a few of the most interesting ones. If you like using air fryers, then you should definitely try out some of these recipes.

How to Make Natural Paint Using Leftover Fruits and Veggies

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How to Make Natural Paint Using Leftover Fruits and Veggies

Did you know that you can turn your food leftovers into natural paint? According to The experts you heard it right! By simply adding a little bit of creativity plus patience, you can convert every leftover fruits and veggies to an art material your toddlers would love. Let’s get started.

Things You Need:

  • For green dye, prepare Swiss chard, kale, and spinach
  • For orange dye, prepare orange peels, carrot, and onion skins (yellow)
  • For red dye, prepare beets, strawberry, raspberry, or grenade
  • For blue dye, prepare blackberry, red cabbage, or blueberry

To make a fruity paint, here’s what you need to do:

First, get a small saucepan then mix each cup of vegetable or fruit along with two cups of water. Set the heat to medium. Wait for it to simmer within an hour. Don’t forget to switch off the cooker. Let the water cool down. After that, pour and filter the juice in a container.

On the other hand, to make a veggie paint, you need to blend a teaspoon of dye with 6 tablespoons of sugar. Repeat the second and third procedures.

Improve Your Room’s Curb Appeal With This Paint

Now that you have a new set of natural paint, you can grab this opportunity to bond with your kids. Improve your room’s curb appeal with a personalized and dramatic result by giving your interior a fresh coat of paint.

It can also bring harmony in your room spaces by complementing the color of your furniture, paintings, floors, ceiling, and other things inside your abode. Furthermore, an appealing room paint does not only boost the visual aesthetic of your home, but it also has the capability to promote positive and relaxing moods.

On top of that, it will give your kids a chance to show off their creative side through house painting. Let them draw to their heart’s content.

Natural Paint Can Help Keep Surfaces Protected

Aside from covering up stains, marks, and other imperfections, room paint can excellently protect your walls from further damages. Both your exterior and interior walls are subject to corrosion and detrimental effects of aging despite your best effort to maintain them. To cover up these imperfections and touch up your room’s surfaces, painting will be a good choice.

Final Words

There you have it – quick and easy ways on you can turn your food leftovers to good art materials. This may not just save you extra cash, but it will also help you enhance your child’s skills.

Don’t just limit yourself to making beautiful paintworks. As much as you could, try experimenting with your own way of decorating your furniture. Begin with applying your favorite colors or by mixing this natural paint that will add dimension to your furniture surface.

For cabinets, for example, make your personal blend of colors by applying a light color on the exterior & dark shade inside or vice versa. You can either use a dark-colored shade on its interior. However, the color preference still depends on your own choice – you just need to freely do it yourself.

What to Wear When Visiting a Farm

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What to Wear When Visiting a Farm

Most people like to wear something that looks good and pleasing. Apart from trending custom t shirts and fashion outfits, what’s important in clothing is the comfort and chance to express oneself. When visiting a farm, it shouldn’t be the case.

Whatever kind of farm it is, it’s expected to get dirt, stains, and other reasons that can cause damage to the clothes. However, the farm shouldn’t be something that limits in wearing fashion staples. You may wear any custom T-shirts if you want, but be sure to wear in the proper way.

There are clothes that are intended for the farm. Aside from them being especially useful on the farm, they are also made for a reason. Visiting a farm could be an exciting adventure. This gives you a sense of responsibility to love nature as a whole. Today, here are some of the clothes to wear during a farm visit.

Hat

Hats should be wide and breathable. This also protects you from the scorching heat while doing a farm activity.

Gloves

Make sure to bring a pair of gloves when visiting a farm. Gloves protect your hand when plowing the field. Also, when there’s heavy work during your visit, a pair of gloves can save the day.

Slippers or Shoes

When visiting a farm, make sure to wear a pair of flat shoes so you wouldn’t have a problem if the field is uneven. If you happened to visit a farm during the rainy season, make sure to wear water-resistant shoes and rain gears such as raincoats and boots.

Long Pants

One of the most important clothes to wear is a pair of jeans or long pants. When wearing one, make sure to tuck it inside your socks to avoid insects like chiggers. Also, wear long pants that are slightly loose so you can walk comfortably.

Hiking Boots

If the farm you plan to visit needs a hike before you get there, it is better to wear hiking boots or shoes. That way, your feet will not be strained.

Flannel Shirt/Plaid T-Shirt

A flannel shirt is lighter and composed of smooth fabrics. Apart from that, flannel can be worn for a long time during hot days.

Denim Jumpers

Aside from flannel, you can also wear denim jumpers paired with custom T-shirts.  Apart from it being cool to wear, it can also protect yourself from the heat.

Other things to wear during a farm visit include:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandana
  • Sweatshirts/light jackets
  • Scarfs
  • Extra shirts and pants

Final Thoughts

It is important to wear the necessary clothes during a farm visit. When in the farm, it can’t be avoided to stay under the sun for long, plow a field, plant seeds and vegetables, pick up fruits, or visit a barn and feed the animals.

Proper attire is important because it’s not just a necessity but also protects your body from any external harmful objects. That said, make sure to pack yourself with a farm attire so you can enjoy your visit whether in the sunny or rainy season.

Farmers Market Convention

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Farmers Market Convention

On a quarterly basis, we host an event where farmers, partners, and customers can exchange information about how to buy, sell, and trade their products. We provide booths, snacks and refreshments, and a safe, comfortable space for the public. These are organized in different venues around the area, and people of all ages are welcome to join.

We also partner with professionals from all over the country to host workshops/seminars or sponsor our event. The event is free of charge and is open to the public. For concessionaire applications or partnership proposals, contact us to discuss your ideas.

Organic Farming Innovation

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Organic Farming Innovation

The CSA Farms has been awarded and duly acknowledged by the Farm Alliance for our innovative organic farming methods presented on this website. With their support, we have offered our team trips to various farms, homesteads, and plantations so they can further explore, discover, and study about vegetable farming.

Additionally, we continue to develop new knowledge to share with the community. FA invites members of the Earth Association (UK) on an annual basis, so we can receive real-time consultation from fellow professionals. They also collaborate with us to provide free e-books and webinars about the food and farming industry.

Eco-Friendly Drive

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Eco-Friendly Drive

In an effort to continuously promote sustainability, some farms gather junks from different farm’s partner establishments and customers then recycle them on their farm. Last year, CSA farms gathered plastic bottles to create “Ecobricks” and donated them to non-profit organizations or groups to use as furniture or construction projects.

During the previous years, CSA farms also collected food waste and used them to create compost and deliver them to nearby farms in our area. The possibilities are endless, and this project helps farms prove how important sustainability is. If you have an idea for any upcoming eco-friendly drives, please let us know!