Monthly Archives: June, 2011

Canning your own salsa

This was meant to post tomorrow, Friday. I made a mistake though and marked it as June 1st not July 1st and it e-mailed all the sweet folks that get e-mail notifications about my blog posts…so one day early…here ya go! My blog friend Andrea over at From the Bookshelf posted this great salsa recipe, …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

I’m linking up with Alli-N-Son for sweet tooth friday I think I have said before that I am new-ish to making jellies and jams. I’ve made pickled items before, but not many sweet things. I had the opportunity to host a canning party through House Party. I was sent a huge box of canning items, …

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I’ve seen miles and miles of Texas

***Warning, this post is full of statistics, facts and all manner of brainy info I got from Wikipedia*** You will (possibly) be educated and probably be annoyed by all the facts I’m spewing. You’ve been warned. This is part one of _____. (not sure how many posts I can milk out of our vacation adventures). …

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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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Meatless Monday:Very Veggie Soup

Thank you for being so sweet and interactive with my guest posters last week. You’re all wonderful, lovely, amazing people and I adore you. After a week of vacation and wonderful guest posts, I am ready to get back into the blogging groove. I’ll tell you about my family vacation soon. I’ve got lovely pictures …

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Garden Gab….My mother’s garden

If you ever wondered where I got my green thumb, wonder no more.  My father is great with ferns, aloe and hot peppers. My mother has a huge and productive veggie garden. I hope you enjoy these pictures of my mother’s garden and 1 day’s harvest. I’ll update you on my garden’s progress in a …

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Creamy Grape Salad, a guest post by Rose

I just adore Rose, I was so excited when she offered to do a guest post for me during my “blog-cation week”! Rose is an outstanding cake artist. I’m not kidding, some of her cakes almost look too pretty to eat…almost. 😉 I hope you enjoy Rose’s post, I know I am going to enjoy …

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Fresh Tomato Sauce, a guest post by Kate

***Something strange happened and this post has posted twice. Identical posts, very strange*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kate is a new-ish blogging friend of mine, meaning new to me…not new to blogging. She is brave in the kitchen (see her Tuscan chicken under a brick recipe), she loves pictures and her blog posts are full of lovely step …

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Fresh Tomato Sauce, a guest post by Kate

Kate is a new-ish blogging friend of mine, meaning new to me…not new to blogging. She is brave in the kitchen (see her Tuscan chicken under a brick recipe), she loves pictures and her blog posts are full of lovely step by step guides. I hope you enjoy Kate as much as I do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ …

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Hidden Treasures, a guest post by Kathleen

Finding new and exciting ways to connect as a family is a wonderful thing! My friend Kathleen tells us how her family tried something new and found the best treasure of all. Meet Kathleen and her beautiful family…… A couple of years ago my husband came home from work with an idea the whole family …

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