Category: Gardening

What I Ate Wednesday #7

It’s that time of the week again. The time when other bloggers gather and share a days worth of eating over at Peas and Crayons. This month’s theme is: By the time August rolls around my main summer staple seems to be tomatoes. Either fresh from my garden or from one of the local farms. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of eating fresh tomatoes unless it’s in salsa. I don’t care […] read more

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

My little bag garden is slowly churning out pickling and slicing cucumbers along with a few other assorted veggies and berries. Peppers are now growing and, hopefully, the zucchini and butternut squash will produce. They have lots of flowers but nothing much seems to be happening. There haven’t been enough cucumbers to pull out the canning equipment so I decided to make a batch of refrigerator pickles. Just as tastey as the home canned type […] read more

Freezing Herbs

Have you bought fresh herbs lately from your local grocery store or farmers market? They cost a small fortune for a little tied up bundle. Most of the time you don’t end up using all of the bunch in a recipe.  The rest seems to just sit around until it goes bad and then is either tossed in the garbage or added to a compost pile. Instead of leaving the remaining herbs behind in your refrigerator […] read more

Garden Update

For the last two years I’ve been buying fresh veggies locally at both my farmer’s market and several local farms. This year I decided to make a crazy attempt at growing a few things myself. It’s crazy for two reasons. First our yard is mostly shaded which limits where any type of garden could be planted. The soil quality is terrible. We grow a fine crop of rocks but the only plantable area barely grows […] read more