A fellow Farmers Market vendor gave me this recipe. John Swanson, "The Honey Guy" as I call him, bought some of my CGD and used it in this amazing recipe and to my great joy, shared his creation with me. This is a MUST TRY. It highlights summer crop greatness. Plus the cabbage stays crisp - delicious! NOTE: John's contact info: Facebook: Swan-Bee Honey, LLC. Phone - 763-498-4964. Recipe:
Each cabbage slice serves one
One head red cabbage
1 large heirloom (or other type) tomato, thinly sliced
Crazy Good Dressing (CGD)
Fresh, shredded parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper
NOTE: begin 2 hours prior to cooking
Slice cabbage head crosswise, in 3/4 inch slices. Cut as many as you want to cook. Each cabbage head will produce 3-5 slices, depending on size. Pour CGD over sliced cabbage. Salt and pepper cabbage as well. Marinade cabbage in CGD for 1-3 hours, flipping once or twice during process.
Get grill going. Once grill is ready, using LARGE spatula's (cabbage will be a bit hard to handle, but the large spatula will help), place marinated cabbage on grill. Grill cabbage for about 5 minutes and flip.
Top flipped cabbage with sliced tomatoes and cheese of choice. Grill for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from grill, plate and using a sharp knife and fork, cut and enjoy!
Sunflowers are one of my very favorite flowers to grow in the gardens. There are several different types of sunflowers, and as they all "get along", you can plant different varieties so you'll have many choices for arrangements. Mammoth, Autumn Beauty and Sunbeam are my favorites. Both Autumn Beauty and Mammoth are very tall sunflowers - 6-7 feet - that produce large, beautiful blooms. Mammoth are the traditional yellow blooms, while the Autumn Beauty is an autumn beauty displaying gold, mahogany, and orange-ish blooms. Sunbeam sunflowers grow about 5 feet tall and displays golden blooms. Plant sunflower seeds in loose, well drained soil in sunny areas after threat of spring frost passes. Seeds only need to be 1 inch deep and require very little "follow-up" care. The Mammoth variety flower heads are wonderful bird "feeders" as well. Once blooms die down, cut the flower off and simply lay out the flower head somewhere elevated and watch the birds enjoy the feast! NOTE: save seeds from your sunflower heads and re-seed next spring!
After a storm with extremely high winds, some of our beautiful sunflowers succumbed to the forces and were fully prone. But the fabulous thing about these beautiful plants is they can be lifted back up - and as long as they can either stay propped on another sunflower, or staked, they find their "high ground" again and continue to produce big, sunny blooms!
These gorgeous lilies are hardy, super easy to grow and as they are perennials, the only real upkeep is cutting the beautiful blooms for fantastic arrangements. Bulbs are best planted in the spring, but are hardy enough - even in Minnesota - to be planted as late as fall. Lilies do like full sun, but as you can see from the above picture, part shade is fine as well. TIP: when using for arrangements, be sure to cut the stamen off as they "shed" and can stain tables, clothing, etc.
Enjoy the beauty!!
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