Category Archives: food

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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Traveling and Visiting

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans! On our driving trip to Alabama, we drove from Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas on day 1. On our drive we stopped at a rest stop just inside of Arkansas and were surprised to see a girl my daughter went to elementary school with. Crazy. We …

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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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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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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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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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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Memorial Day is an important holiday to me. It’s about more than just a day off and great food. My Grandfather’s funeral was on Memorial Day. My Grandfather was very important to me. He and my Grandmother lived within walking distance of my teenage home. I spent many hours with my Grandparents. My Grandfather took …

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