Build Million Dollar Garden Soil

  It’s not pretty to look at, tasty to eat, or a juicy tidbit to tell our friends, but without it you can kiss the hopes of a great garden goodbye. What is it? Great Vegetable Garden Soil So how do you get it? To start with most…

Main Dish Pasta Salad

Quick Pasta Salad Life has been hectic around here lately. Go Go Go all the time. I’m not complaining. I’m sure you know just what I mean. You would like more time for the things you WANT to do, instead of just the things you HAVE…

starting a new garden – a well planned garden

Before you start a new garden you need a plan You don’t want to get in the middle of growing your garden and find that you’ve oriented it in too much shade, that the spot you have chosen is underwater half of your growing season, or…

how to make the perfect ratatouille

Ratatouille Harvest’s Bounty In A Dish I first heard of Ratatouille* when I watched the Disney Movie by the same name. What a cute little mouse. In the end he made this wonderful dish that has them singing his praises (oh I hope I haven’t spoiled…

Papaya

Papaya Easy to Grow. Incredibly nutritious. You’ve probably seen them in the grocery store. They kind of look like an oblong melon. Some are a little larger than a mango. Others are the size of two cantaloupes placed end to end. They are usually a pale yellow. But…

simple broccoli salad

Broccoli salad; simple to make, yummy to eat Summer is the time for simple, quick, no cooking (and heating up the house) and fresh. And what fits the bill any better than Simple Broccoli Salad. I worked out in the garden a lot this weekend. I have started getting my…

GROW YOUR OWN MANGO AND A SMOOTHIE

  It’s such a joy to look out your window and see your own…  mango tree growing in your yard.   And what says “Ahhhh, a day in paradise” more than a mango smoothie? Sweet and sassy, slipping over my tongue as I sip it…

SWEETHEART COOKIES

Sweetheart Cookies My daughters had been asking me to make these for a long time. I don’t know why I hadn’t, because they really are not difficult. These sweetheart cookies are one of their favorites. They are crumbly, buttery, gooey, sweet bites of goodness. They are…

GROW YOUR OWN PINEAPPLE AND GRILL SOME TOO!

HOW TO GROW A PINEAPPLE Whether you live in the south or you live in a colder climate, you can still grow a pineapple. Yumm. Fresh off the plant pineapple. Sweet and tart at the same time. It just tastes tropical. And they are really so easy to grow. Because…

Sunny Side Up Omelets

Sunny Side Up Omelets MMMMM. Omelets! My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I love everything breakfast. From eggs to sweets, fruit to grits, and everything in between. And omelets are a real winner. As a bonus, these sunny side up omelets are so easy and quick to make…

How To Predator Proof Your Ducklings

We brought the Ducklings to their new home The ducklings are at the adilecent stages and needed a bigger home so we got their outdoor pen all set up under some big pines and oaks to give them plenty of shade. We got the ducklings all settled into their new…

Raising Ducklings

Raising Ducklings Yes today is Berry Berry Good French Toast day. The scent of berry sweetness coming from the oven is making me drool, as I sit with my husband and sip coffee.mmmmmmm. Oh yes, back to the present.  It’s really so easy to make, just a…

ROAST PARSNIPS AND CARROTS

MMMM Roast  Parsnips and Carrots But First…..Things had gotten very over grown in the garden, because, my daughter got married last month. Bride and Groom And trust me, putting on a wedding is a completely, time consuming, all absorbing, suck you in and spit you out, type of…