Tuesday, June 29, 2010

RECIPE- Tomatoes With Provolone

Makes 6 servings


3 large salad tomatoes
3 large garlic cloves, cut lengthwise into slivers
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
6 slices of good provolone cheese

Heat broiler to 500ºF. Cut the tomatoes crosswise in half and place them, cut-side up, on a broiling pan or shallow baking pan. Stick the garlic slivers into the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the rosemary, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Drizzle with the oil. Top with a slice of provolone cheese. Broil about 3 inches from the heat for 10 to 15 minutes or just until the tomatoes release their juices and the garlic and cheese begins to brown. Spoon the pan juices over the tomatoes before serving.

Serve as a side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Results of the Last Work party

A beautiful Arbor for grapes or whatever went up June 16th. Thanks to Kevin and John. For more information on work parties go to the Sustainable Burien website.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Compost Bin

The compost bin is completed and ready for re-fuse. Thanks to Kevin and Rob for all the hard work!

Work Party coming up...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Work Party at the B-Patch

There will be work parties on Saturday June 12, 12:30 to 2:30 PM and Wednesday June 16, 5 PM to 7 PM - Contact Kevin for more info.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomato Pie Recipe

I first found out about tomato pie while listening to NPR last year. It is wonderful stuff that uses so much out of the garden!
Kathy Lloyd's Tomato Pie Recipe as heard on NPR's All things Considered

Make 1 biscuit recipe from the Bisquick box

Use as a pie crust and bake it. Place either ceramic baking beads or another pie plate on top of it to keep it from rising out of control.

Layer in the pie crust (really high) the sweet onions sliced pretty thin (generally 1 big one) and the garden fresh tomatoes not too thin (about 2 lbs). Season each layer of tomatoes with salt, fresh cracked pepper and fresh basil.

Make a top crust with 2 cups shredded cheddar and 1 cup mayo. Mix the cheese and mayo with your hands and squish it all over the pie like a top crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

A couple of notes- when making this pie, make sure to put a cookie sheet underneath the pie plate
I have found a regular pie crust works great as well as the bisquik crust, you still need to make the top crust with the cheese/mayo combination
And according to Kathy Lloyd you must use mayo mixed with the cheese- sorry vegans I don’t know if “vegan” mayo and vegan cheese will work or not.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Board Members

Rebecca Dare, Rob Johnson, Michael Stein-Ross, Kane Jamison,Wayne Sykes and Carol Roll. Congratulations to all!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Plot holder meeting on 6/8/2010 results

From the Plot Holder Meeting on June 8, 2010
Access and Use of House-
The house is to be used for storing community garden tools, and can be used for potty breaks. No large parties allowed!
Status of Vacant Plots
2 of the vacant plots would be used for classroom for school kids.
The other two for "food bank" gardens
Community space and shared responsibilities
It was discussed that the B- Patch is a community space and everyone has responsibility to help keep it up. Discussion of starting our board started. Also there is now a bulletin board under the porch. Check there for messages or leave messages for others as needed.
Outstanding garden projects
While everyones garden is outstanding, The city and Sustainable Burien have a couple of projects left and are underway. 1- the trellis is being built in the Northwest corner, and will support grapes 2- the grassy areas need to get covered with cardboard and mulch before the dandelions get a chance to establish 3- plans are in to plant raspberry vines and other vining fruits on the fence on the north side Kevin Alexander from Sustainable Burien is the go to guy on these- contact him if you want to help, or can donate cardboard or plants fir these beautifying projects 5- SuBu is building a compost bin just east of the porch on the house.

Welcome to Burien's "B" Patch

Everybody is working hard trying to get their gardens in. Here are a few views!