Tag Archives: Garlic

Can it up! Pickles…a how to.

Canning is a wonderful way to keep summer fruits and vegetables for use in the winter. It’s an especially great thing to do if you are trying to live frugally and make use of in-season produce. My bloggy friend Allie of Forgotten Beast and I are going to be writing some very detailed, step by …

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Farmer’s Market, jam and dried herbs

Monday,  I was a busy girl. It’s true. The 107F degree heat, a yucky sinus headache and the threat of rolling blackouts did not faze me (much). My daughter and I went to the Farmer’s Market. Here is what we bought. We bought leeks corn onions peaches 8-ball squash garlic avocados zucchini and yellow squash …

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Meatless Monday

I hope you had a fantastic weekend. We had a nice weekend here. Did a little yard work, used the grill, splashed around in the pool on Saturday, had a lovely lunch with some equally lovely friends and lounged around the house on Sunday. No Farmer’s Market trip over the weekend, but I’m planning on …

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Meatless Monday and a Meatless Monday linky

I’m going to try something new this week. A linky for Meatless Monday. I’m sure that I am not the only one going meatless on Monday (or one day a week). If you post meatless dishes (does not have to be on Monday, and it does not have to be a new post) please feel …

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Cream of Mushroom soup~~Slow Cooker Style

So, I bought mushrooms when I was at the farmer’s market on Monday.  I was all caught up in the excitement of buying produce and I forgot 1 important thing.  I remembered that 1 very important thing once I got home. What was that thing? Um, I’m the only one in my house who eats …

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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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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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Mexican Rice

My sweet cousin asked for my Mexican rice recipe, so I thought I would share it with you all. I love making Mexican rice. I use a rice cooker to cook it, so I usually forgo the “browning the rice” step. It is a great recipe either way you cook it. Mexican rice is a …

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Black-eyed peas (I used the canned variety, but you could work with fresh or frozen(just cook them first) …

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Green Chilie Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Here is what I’m doing with my left over black beans and rice. Last week, my husband and I went to Chili’s for lunch. We ordered the soup and salad lunch, and my husband picked the Green Chilie Chicken soup.  It was delicious!  I was tempted to steal it from him. I thought about it, …

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