Category Archives: gardening

Food from my garden, this week in fail

With oodles and oodles of squash and zucchini from my garden, we’ve tried a few “new to us” recipes lately. Some were good, some were not. This one, from Paula Deen, was not a winner. The flavors did not work well together, no one wanted a second helping, and we tossed the remainder. I made …

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How to totally fail at returning from blogging vacation

It’s already July!?!?!?!? Oops! Yeah, it’s been over a week since we returned from Alabama. I haven’t blogged, tried any new recipes, taken any food or garden related pictures, or really been home much since we returned. A blog at rest, tends to stay at rest. So, in an effort to jump start my tardy …

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Garden Gab, Expansion Edition

My sweet husband is expanding my garden area.  Here are some pictures of the expansion progress.     I hope you have had a super week. I’ll be back on Monday. XOXO

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Garden Gab, Loss

My 1st tomato child (first tomato plant I planted) is dying. This year is the 1st year since I began gardening, 3 years ago, that my tomato plants have been fruitful. Tomatoes are hard for me for some reason. :( The leaves began to take on a golden hue. I went to my favorite garden …

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Let there be pink!!

Summer means…… Pink Hair for the almost 13 year old. Don’t worry, it will wash out before school starts. Summer means…. Fresh from the garden watermelon. Summer means….. Homemade Ice Cream Lightly Adapted from a recipe in my ice cream maker’s owners manual. 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. (I used blackberries) 1/2 cup …

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Garden Gab, Blooms and Bugs

I’ve got some beautiful blooms going on. And Gnomes….we have a blue hat and a red hat. Not choosing a side. Bug eggs….. And blasted baby bugs. I missed the first few sets of eggs…apparently.

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From My Garden to My Pantry

What do you do when you have an abundance of cucumbers? I made pickles. 3 jars of Bread and Butter Pickles 4 jars of Dill Pickles

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Garden Gab-Garden Oddities, Week 10

No sweeping look at the garden this week. I thought I’d show you some of my garden oddities. Have you ever watched the show Oddities on the science/discovery channel? My husband and I love it. Love it. In honor of our love of Obscura and Oddities….I give you oddities, garden style. Squash twins. Acorn Squash …

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Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

From this….. To this…. To this….. To Nom-ed. Recipe to post separately.

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Garden Gab, Week 9

This week my garden is in major production mode. Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers…we got em. Beans and peas are booming! My onion has a flower. Cucumber and squash. The tomatoes are ripening….finally! The baby watermelons are growing well. I just found another this morning, so now we have 4. The 3 bigger ones are pictured …

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