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Beef Bone Soup

Nana’s Beef Bone Soup with Marrow

Ingredients:

Large thick beef bone sawn into 3 parts
1 large onion – cut up
1 ½ cups of celery with leaves – cup up small
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 large bay leaf
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon beef bouillon
2 ½ cups carrots – diced
3 large potatoes – diced
½ lb baby spinach
Any leftover gravy
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

Place the beef bone sawn into 3 parts in a large soup pot and fill ¾ of the way with cold water.  Add bay leaf, a little salt and pepper, and all bouillon.  Bring to a boil and simmer for about one hour.  Add celery and simmer for another 15 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the veggies are just right.  Remove bone and serve.

Always add more water when needed during cooking – make sure it’s boiling and do not add too much at one time.

Start Your Garden

As gardening trends continue to rise in Sitka, Sea Mart is always at the forefront of supporting our community. Did you know that we purchase produce from local growers to supplement our shipments? We’re always trying to grow our community and support local where we can. With the warmer weather last year, several gardens in town were plentiful. Here are some tips on getting your Sitkan garden to grow well this summer.

  • Start seedlings in your home, so you have a head start on growth once it warms up outside.
  • Greens grow well here – think broccoli, cabbage, chard, and lettuce. They tend to be hardier and take the cooler temperatures in
  • If you love carrots, plant green onions near them to keep the pests away. Plus, onions grow shallow, so they make great companions to deep-rooted
  • Soil growers are also successful in our climate, so plant those potatoes!
  • If you love herbs, try planting them in pots. Not only can you bring them inside on cool summer nights, but you can also keep them year round.
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  • Marigolds are well-known for keeping the bugs away, add them to the perimeter of your flower beds to keep your vegetables pest free.
  • Be mindful about each plant’s growing window, we love using the Farmer’s Almanac as our guideline: https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/AK/Sitka

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  • Seafood scraps are an excellent fertilizer for plants; add your scraps and compost into your compost bin to make a great food source for all your plants.
  • Since we’re in bear country, be sure you’re using a bear proof composting bin just in case you do get any unwelcomed friends in your garden (this will help protect your vegetables too).

This is just a quick list of some fun tips to get you started as you begin planning out your garden. For more information, listen to Mollie Kabler and Kitty LaBounty during their garden show on KCAW- Raven Radio, from 8:30-9am, on Wednesdays through June. These two have so many tips and tricks. Plus, you can call in and ask questions!

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Please remember, Sea Mart is always in support of local growers and encourages locals to stop by the customer service desk to see if we can purchase your veggies. Let us know what you’re planting in the comments below and please share any tips and tricks you may have as well!

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