Category Archives: Veggies

Updates, Broken limbs and Food Co-ops

How have you been? Things have been crazy here in my household. The weather has been crazy hot (over 100 degrees F many days). Hades called, they want their weather back. I’m inclined to give it back, I’m not a fan of melting. Since we have stolen Hades’ weather, my garden is mostly finished (Garden …

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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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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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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 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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Slow Cooker Monday

Last week I did very little cooking. We grilled some. My grill master takes his grilling seriously. We went out to dinner some. And….I used the slow cooker some. When we want baked potatoes with our grilled meats, I don’t turn on the oven. That would heat up my whole kitchen. I don’t use the …

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The Grilling Season has begun

The weather is warm, the garden is blooming, so we’re outside grilling. Last night we had grilled chicken thighs and grilled veggie packets. The Grill Master. I made veggie packets with mostly home grown veggies. My husband grilled them while he was grilling the chicken. Grilled veggie packs are super easy. Chop veggies. I used …

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Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

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Food from my Garden

This is the 2nd bunch of squash I’ve gathered. Meet Quasi-mato. He’s a happy little tomato with a hump. Quasi-mato is hanging out on my window sill in hope that his hump will ripen. Later this week I’ll have a squash casserole recipe for you. It’s vegetarian friendly, but not a vegan recipe.

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