Tag Archives: garden

Summer Vegetable Pie

I recently went to my favorite you-pick farm and came home with 40+ pounds of tomatoes, 6 pounds of blackberries, and 2 pounds of these beauts: Oh man, are these eggplants amazing. I’ve grown up eating and loving the big, purple globe eggplants. But then I tried these. Oh, man. I’ve been missing out! These […]

Pesto Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots

This is a two-for-one recipe today, since I’ve been less than diligent with posts lately! I was out of town this past weekend in Asheville, NC. They have such a thriving local food culture — tons of restaurants featuring local and sustainable ingredients, supporting their local farms and the environment. It was really cool and […]

Basics: Tomato Soup

So I told you guys I went and picked 40 pounds of tomatoes. You might be wondering where they all went. About 15 pounds of Romas were turned into marinara sauce (I’m still working on perfecting the recipe…). Another 5 or so pounds of Romas were oven-dried. Two more pounds are in the freezer. The […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

This is a recipe I only make once a year. I mean, you can’t really buy green tomatoes at the grocery store, and the tomatoes in my garden are too few (and too small) to justify picking them before they’re ripe. So I have to wait til I go to the u-pick farm in the […]

Basics: Pesto

Nothing says “summer” like a huge batch of basil pesto. The stuff you buy at the store can’t hold a candle to the real deal, and it couldn’t be easier! As you can see, I am just swimming in basil. So I pruned down my bushes, gave it a quick bath and spin-dry, and crammed […]

Article: If bees go extinct

I, for one, do not want to live in a world without avocados. If bees go extinct, this is what your supermarket will look like. I love seeing bees in my garden and hope they keep coming back!

How does your garden grow?

I am so excited about my little container garden. It seems to be doing so well! We have had a LOT of rain and some warm, sunny days and things are happening! A few days ago I got my first teeny tiny tomato. Well, now it is golf-ball sized and has invited about 15 friends […]

I love a good salad

I love a good salad. I really do. Most people think salads are for dieters, but I think a crisp, clean, fresh salad is one of the most versatile meals you can make for yourself, and a great way to use up whatever you have. Tonight, I had to use up bacon. Oh yes. I […]

Gardening for Dummies

Gardening is a relatively new thing to me. Growing up in Florida, I remember just one year my mom grew tomatoes even back before my little sister was born — so I must have been 5 or 6. I still remember, very distinctly, the smell of a tomato vine. It is incredibly powerful and transports […]

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