My Farmers’ Almanac

My Farmers’ Almanac

Is it time to get things going outside? As you can see from the photos I have an excellent helper today.  He has been asking me almost daily when we are going to plant something in the garden.  I keep telling him we need to get closer to the frost date or things might freeze … Continue reading

2012 in review

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 63,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Lets just say, I am happy with year #1. Click here … Continue reading

It Can’t Be!

It Can’t Be!

It’s that time of year.  Well for me anyway. To do what? Glad you asked.  To start (from seed of course) some of the tasty things I will be harvesting this fall / winter. I have started cabbage and broccoli.  Mid August I will be adding lettuce and in early September I will sow the … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

This is by far the tastiest thing you can do with your fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. It looks so simple (because it is), but your taste buds will explode and beg you for more! Ingredients 3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices 1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices 20 to 30 leaves … Continue reading

Taking a Leek

Taking a Leek

I caught my son taking a leek in the backyard. How embarrassing for the neighbors. Actually he had permission and it was a leek, not a leak.  Shooo.  Awkwardness avoided. That is about the hand size limit of leeks for a 5 year old. As leeks mature you can pull soil or mulch up around the the plants … Continue reading

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

In my last blog post I promised to reveal an excellent basil pesto recipe. Have I ever let you down?  Don’t answer that. I’ll be honest and say this is not some family recipe passed down from generation to generation.  It is from Food Network.  I can say though I have tested it thoroughly and … Continue reading

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

Here is a family favorite recipe of ours using several things from the garden.  It is a easy and tasty way to cram in quite a few veggies making it a complete meal.  It makes a lot so we can all have leftovers the next day or it is a good meal to take to … Continue reading

Curse You Deer

Curse You Deer

I am overdue for a progress report. I’ll give you a quick read today because you have things to do, like pulling weeds. I know I do. I am surprised I have these tomatoes.  When I have a lot of… this going on.  The deer are biting off the tomato tops. I can’t even show … Continue reading