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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Year of PICKLES!!!

This year has been awesome for my garden - it's the first year I grew cucumbers. I don't know why I never planted them before.  We have been inundated with cucumbers.  So, what does one do when they have a gazillion cucumbers on the counter??  Make pickles!!

Here are some pictures of my harvest along with the pickle recipe I've been using (YUM):

2014 Garden Update!

So, this is late, but I decided to post it anyway to see how the garden progressed...

GARDENING TIP:  Never, ever work in the garden when it's wet - that means NO pruning, NO harvesting, NO fertilizing, NO walking through the garden either!  Stay out of the garden after a rain or even when their is AM dew on the garden.  Why?  Because it's a great way to spread disease/bacteria to your entire garden and lose it all!  So, enjoy your coffee/breakfast and do some other chores first thing in the morning.  Let the sun dry things out before you go out there!

Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles & Shrimp

This recipe was amazing!  It was definitely a hit in our household - we cannot wait to have it again!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Veggie Garden - Week 2

I'm a week late with this post - but here's an update on my garden's growth!

My cucumber plant's first bloom!

Basil + jalapeƱo pepper plant

2 varieties of hot pepper - Vaquero & Pinata

From L to R:  snacking pepper, eggplant, oregano, basil and beets (not up yet)

Tomatoes, jalapeƱos, chives & cukes

Lots & lots of eggplant, peppers & beefy boy tomato!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The veggie garden is well under way...

I finally finished planting my vegetable garden - now if Mother Nature would cooperate and give us a little rain.  Here are a few shots of some of the things I planted:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad - a new family favorite!

Lisa, one of my gym buddies introduced me to this amazing recipe.  I fell in love immediately - brought some home to my husband and he loved it too!  It is seriously amazing, I've made it at least 5 times in the last month.