Gardening · Other good stuff

Weird things are happening in the garden…

I didn’t feel well for a few days in a row and skipped checking on my okra plants. It was a bad move on my part. They are HUGE Tim Birton like monster okra now. They are more like wood and too tough to eat. Also I don’t ever remember them still producing into mid… Continue reading Weird things are happening in the garden…

Food · Sides and Veggies

Pickled Okra Recipe

  Friends, this recipe has been in the works for three years.  That’s how long I have tried different variations of pickling the extra okra we’ve grown in the garden. THREE YEARS!!! I never quite liked the way the others turned out. Getting the seasoning and vinegar flavoring right has been tricky. This year though… Continue reading Pickled Okra Recipe

Breakfast · Food · Sauces · Sides and Veggies

Garden Summer Squash and Basil Fritters

I’ve posted about fritter making before. You should hop over and check it out. Making fritters this time of year is a great way to use up veggies from your garden. In our case it’s squash. I made a batch of squash and basil fritters yesterday. We had them with lunch along with a salad and smoked… Continue reading Garden Summer Squash and Basil Fritters

Food · Sauces

Tzatziki Sauce 

The dill in our little front bed herb garden is growing strong. In an attempt to try some, we made a batch of tzatziki sauce. With its lemony, cucumber, and dill flavors this sauce tastes SO fresh. It just screams summertime. We are going to store it in the fridge for a few days and… Continue reading Tzatziki Sauce 

Gardening · Other good stuff

Garden Update

If you read Gardening Corner for the Kids or Prepping the Garden you may remember that this year in an attempt to keep the kids and rabbits from picking, eating, and trampling whatever I try to grow I planted some herbs in our front beds, made a gardening corner for the kids in one corner of the backyard, and… Continue reading Garden Update