Two Bulls Fire

The smoke as seen from Redmond.

The smoke as seen from Redmond.

 

Initially, I thought this was a thunderhead. Taken Saturday.

Initially, I thought this was a thunderhead. Taken Saturday.

The smoke as seen from SE Bend at sunset last night.

The smoke as seen from SE Bend at sunset last night.

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Tasty Fava Bean Greens Salsa

This delicious and easy salsa made use of the fava bean greens I got in my CSA share.

This delicious and easy salsa made use of the fava bean greens I got in my CSA share.

When I received my first CSA share this year, I found these leafy and flowered greens that I had no idea what to do with. When I looked them up online, I found a recipe for a pesto, which I’ll be making soon, but it gave me the idea to make a salsa since I didn’t have to go to the store for any ingredients like pine nuts.
The pesto recipe indicated that fava bean greens get a little spicy when you finely chop them, so it seemed a great idea to use them since I had no peppers to work with (ironic, I know). In my mind, they are taking the place of tomatillos, since it’s still mild. I think most of the spice to my concoction comes from the onions.

    Fava Bean Green Salsa

FBG leaves and flowers (don’t use the stems)
Onion
Cilantro
Rice Vinegar
Salt

Blend in a food processor in amounts according to taste. Refrigerate and use within 3-4 days or freeze. Enjoy!

Camping It Up at Paulina Lake

Paulina Peak from the hot springs on Paulina Lake.

Paulina Peak from the hot springs on Paulina Lake.

Gorgeous hike around the lake.

Gorgeous hike around the lake.

One of the uber hot hot springs beds.

One of the uber hot hot springs beds.

Rope swinging!

Rope swinging!

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Dog tired.

Dog tired.

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Rocking it like an afghan hound!

Rocking it like an afghan hound!

Steam rising up.

Steam rising up.

A dive bombing osprey we watched catching fish.

A dive bombing osprey we watched catching fish.

Big obsidian flow.

Big obsidian flow.

Giant chunks of obsidian from the last active flow in Oregon, 1300 years ago.

Giant chunks of obsidian from the last active flow in Oregon, 1300 years ago.