Author Archive: JamieAnne

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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Trippin’

I talked earlier this week about our vacation plans. We’re driving to Alabama from our home in Texas. I’ve very little idea what we’ll do while we are there…….because we’re going to visit with family. Family I have not seen in over 20 years. A nephew and 2 nieces I have never met. My sister …

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Carrot Raisin Salad

One of my favorite summertime salads is carrot raisin salad. It is creamy and fresh. With all the parties, get-to-gethers, pot lucks, barbecues, and what not’s that the summer brings….a good creamy side dish is always a welcome thing! What you need: 4 cups carrots, shredded 1 cups raisins 1/3 cup salad dressing, miracle whip …

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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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How did Friday get here so quick?

Dude. It’s Friday. Totally snuck up on me. Summer is busier than any other season for me. The tween and teen are home all day since school out. There are church trips, vacations and lots of outdoor fun. Here are a few pictures of what I’ve been up to this week. Harvesting corn. And making …

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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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Slow Cooker Monday…Calico Beans

Calico beans are a hearty filling dish. Sometimes served as a main dish, other times as a side dish…. Calico beans can really hold their own. Calico simply means multi bean. I’ve seen versions with Lima beans. I’ve seen versions with Butter beans. I prefer Pinto, Red and Great Northern beans. You can add bacon …

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The Blink of an Eye

I’m feeling quite melancholy today. My oldest leaves 8th grade today. Next stop High School. How? It seems like it was just a few years ago that I held the most amazingly beautiful newborn baby boy in my arms. I helped him learn to walk and talk. I kissed his boo-boos and made sure he …

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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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