Last Harvest for Community Garden Potluck

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  1. Cayuga Morning

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    Hi all,

    I just got back from the community garden, harvesting carrots, leeks and swiss chard for next Sunday's Community Garden Potluck!!

    I am making a batch of homemade chicken pot pies, some regular, some glutin free. They will have onions, garlic, leeks, carrots and swiss chard all from the garden. Oh and sage, parsley and thyme also from the garden. 15711681411963108979938294158140.jpg

    I'll let you all know how it comes out.
     
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    LEEKS! Cleaned up.
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    CARROTS! Cleaned up. 15711695781982909148049735189329.jpg SWISS CHARD!
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    PARSLEY, SAGE, GARLIC & ONIONS
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    MAKING CHICKEN BROTH

    I'll also add corn, green beans, peas and parsnips, unfortunately from the food store.
     
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    With more photographs please. :smt045
     
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    Those who will share in the potluck are so lucky! Your vegetables look delicious, and how good of you to make the pot pies rather than hoarding all that bounty for yourself.:smt051
     
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    Lovely veg CM besides lucky people :setc_083:...you've got my mouth watering this end :setc_092:
     
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    Looks DEEEE-LICIOUS!!
     
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    Oh Cayuga--That haul really is impressive and the leeks look especially good.
    Gadzooks....that chicken broth really gets my juices going.
    Oh my, those folks are going to be seriously impressed, I believe. It is great of you to do this. You seem like a very social girl.
     
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    Thanks Sjoerd. Looks like we will have a good turnout! I have just finished making the last chicken pot pie. I have made 5 and frozen them all prior to baking them. I'll bake them on Sunday just before the potluck. Excuse me for going on about the logistics here! A complicating factor is the (all but unannounced) arrival of our nephew from Miami FL this afternoon. It will be very good to see him but oh my, the timing is not the best!
     
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    Well Cayu...they say one has to be flexible. chuckle.
    Well, logistics can be some of the most fun things about such do's...but also logistics are always painted with a touch of 'challenge'.
    So then, good luck tomorrow, and if you feel like it, post some piccies of the do...and of course your food.
     
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    Well, the Community Garden potluck was a huge success! We had a good turnout, people contributed delicious appetizers, side dishes and desserts, some of which were made with food their community garden plots. People chatted, got to know each other better, etc. We also had a productive year end meeting. All told, a successful night! I am glad I hosted this but I am also glad it is over!
     
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    It sounds like a great success, Cayu.
    You are a very brave person to take this on. Did anyone stay behind to help you clean-up?
    Well done, and you are due for a well-deserved rest now.
     
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    Yes folks did stay & help with the dishes. We have gradually put the house to rights since Sunday. I also have two left over children pot pies in the freezer...they will be very welcome in the future for dinners.
     
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    One thing I remember from the states is pot pies. The Bride and I really liked them a lot. It was actually a brilliant idea to make those.
     
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    Haven't made those for years - BUT now - Hmmmm might be an idea for the winter freezer just to have on hand AFTER eating a few ;)
     
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    If you make them up and freeze before baking, they come out really well. The baking of the frozen pie takes at least an hour, depending on how deep your pie pan is. Glad that you all like the idea! I wanted a dish in which I could use a bunch of the root vegies I had in the garden.
     
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