Mint Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

Mint Salad with Oil and Vinegar Dressing

Presenting a fresh and flavorful salad to help get you through the warmer months.  The mint along with the radish really give this a unique flavor that you will not find in most salads. The lettuce is from our garden.  The green onions and radishes were purchased from a CSA we use.  So everything is organic … Continue reading

Momentum

Momentum

Activity is picking up a bit this week in the garden as temperatures have stayed steady in the 80’s and low 90’s.  After a long dry spell it finally rained this weekend. The plants know the difference between hose water and rain.  That is for sure! My first eggplant flower. Don’t worry I won’t hurt … Continue reading

From Growing to Thriving

From Growing to Thriving

Things are finally starting to mature in the garden.  It seemed like the plants were in a holding pattern for the longest time.  Staying green, but just not getting any bigger. The temperature has been a bit warmer over the past week (low 90’s) and I think the garden is really enjoying it.  Plus add … Continue reading

The Retaining Wall Project

The Retaining Wall Project

Lets rewind the tape… Last year, early spring 2011 I heard my dad mention he was thinking about paying someone to build him a landscape retaining wall out in front of his house.  I hinted around to get more details and discovered he had already had a quote from a professional to do it.  I … Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A couple weeks ago I transplanted my sensitive plants outside before the last frost date. Yes.  That is risky, proven by the 2 nights with a freeze warning. Yes.  I am an outlaw, a rebel.  Living on the edge.  That is who I am.  Patience is not my strength. Thankfully it looks like we made it … Continue reading

The Yard Sale

The Yard Sale

What is this? I thought I was reading a garden blog, why is there a post about selling your stuff on here?  This is a legitimate question.  Stick with me and I will explain. Just in case you missed it, the blog is not entirely about gardening.  There are some posts about healthy living, organic … Continue reading

Herb Jars

Herb Jars

This is a quick little project that you can do at home without much effort. You should try this.  Why?  It’s nice to have fresh herbs sitting at arms reach in the kitchen ready to donate to your culinary masterpiece. First thing you need are some big glass jars. If you still have half a … Continue reading

Interview ~ Garden Eats

Recently I had the opportunity to interview the authors of Garden Eats. What is Garden Eats? Click on over to their website and find out. I am sure they will welcome you with open arms. Hopefully this interview might also play a part in answering that question.       From the Garden Eats “About” … Continue reading

Picnic Raid (and I am not talking about ants)

Watch the following video and read the article (link below) to learn about a Health department raid on a community picnic. Health department raids community picnic and destroys all food with bleach | A Distinctive World. ******************** What really gets me is that they poured bleach on the food.  What a waste.  At the very … Continue reading