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Kids ~VS~ Veggies…

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a very nice weekend. School starts today. This is bittersweet. While I am glad to have a little time to myself to chill out, shop or clean…I will miss them. A lot. Since I’ve got kiddo on the brain, I have a kid-centric post for …

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Garden Gab, week 21….a cool down, a loss and a nursery rhyme

Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row, And pretty maids all in a row. That’s how the nursery rhyme goes, however I was disturbed when I looked up the meaning of the rhyme. It’s about Queen Mary, torture and executions. …

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Freezer cooking on a small scale…

When I say freezer cooking…you say? Eek! No way! You’re a crazy lady! Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure you’re not giddy. Freezer cooking to some sounds like a whole day, 30 meal affair. It does not have to be….. Don’t be scared, it’s not so bad. Freezer cooking does not have to take up …

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Garden Gab Week 20…Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

The weather here is HOT, that’s not a shocker or a secret. Today is the 35th day in a row that the temperature is expected to hit 100 deg F or higher.  Today is expected to be 107 deg F.   In fact my entire 7 day outlook is 100 deg F or higher.  Meh. The …

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Garden Gab week 19 ~ Food for my family

I’ve been negative lately about the heat. I need to work on that. Gardening makes me happy. It provides food for my family and friends. It relieves stress, and it’s my “thing”. I’m 19 weeks in to gardening this season. 19 weeks seems like a lot, but in gardening it’s very little time. My carrots …

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Garden Gab, Week 18

Cool weather and rain…where for art thou? It’s been crazy hot here, it’s been 100 deg F or higher for a while now. It’s been years since it’s been this hot for this long. I believe the last time we had a heat wave like this it was during the late 1990’s.  It feels like …

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Garden Gab: Week 14

How is your garden growing this week? My sweet across the alley neighbor watered my garden for me while my family was on vacation.Thanks Becky! We arrived home to find lovely okra growing, more roving strawberry vines and happy little green peppers. I planted more beans once we got home from vacation. They are already …

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Garden gab Week 10

Here’s a peek at my garden this week. Notice the baby zucchini. Yay! :D My Okra is still being munched. :( All the other plants are still growing happily. I expect more veggie production any day now. My tomatoes are still green, they better start getting red soon or I’ll be tempted to use them …

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Two new cookbooks and a canning House Party™

I’m super excited, the two canning books I ordered got here today! Yay! I have done a bit of canning in past years, mostly bell peppers and jalapeno. I can not wait to dig into these books and broaden my canning knowledge. Canning for a new generation has recipes like ” Fried okra with black-eyed …

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Garden Gab, Week 8. Munched, blooming and baby veggies.

Things are growing and flowering, and being munched in my garden. Well, and falling. Can’t forget the falling.  Note to self: Plant the tomato plants in the ground. Seriously. Do it soon.  They keep getting blown over and damaged when they fall.  Each plant is half of what it use to be now. The evil …

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