Food · Sides and Veggies

Garlic Chive Butter

I’ve made this butter before and loved it. This time though was different. This time I had garlic and chives from our little garden to make it with. Our garlic bulbs were little, but we were still excited to have grown them! I keep the finished product in the fridge and use on baked potatoes,… Continue reading Garlic Chive Butter

Gardening · Other good stuff

Our Deep Mulch Garden and Other Updates

This year we are trying the deep mulch method for our little garden. Last fall we put down a few layers of newspaper where we wanted our plot to be this spring. Then we saved and piled on all of our grass clippings. Most of the grass under the newspaper/grass clippings died by the time spring got… Continue reading Our Deep Mulch Garden and Other Updates

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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…

Breakfast · Food · Sides and Veggies

The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love roasted veggies. Not only is it easy, but it’s a tasty and low maintenance way to use up produce. Now, I am not a huge potato eater. It’s not that I don’t like them, but I can for sure go without and not miss them very much. Recently though there was a weekend… Continue reading The Most Perfect Herb Roasted Potatoes

Gardening · Other good stuff

What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

You may or may not remember from my other gardening posts that this year I decided to plant herbs in the front bed instead of in containers, try a kids gardening corner to keep them from pulling up everything that grew, and then planted a few veggies in another corner. It was all very experimental. So here’s… Continue reading What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

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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

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Prepping “the garden”

It has been sunny, in the low 70s, and the wind is calmer than usual. So we worked and played in the yard, including the garden, all weekend long. When I use the term garden here, I am using it loosely. While I would love to have a giant vegetable garden, my 1 and 3… Continue reading Prepping “the garden”