Newest Recipes, Gardening Info, Nutrition Tips

Harvesting and Freezing Green Beans

  The green beans are in full production, with only 4 pole bean plants there’s more beans than we can possibly eat!   I’ve been picking beans every three days, waiting any longer produces beans that are too big and fat. They get stringy and tough. Don’t let them grow […]

Making Pesto in a Food Processor

I’ve been harvesting opal and green basil from the garden, so it’s pesto season. Here’s what I use to make pesto and how I make it in my Cuisinart Food Processor. You can make it in a blender, but will probably need to add more oil to get it to […]

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This recipe is quick and easy. Use cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes from the garden. Serves 8.   Ingredients: 4–5 tomatoes 1 large cucumber 6 oz feta cheese ¼ cup red onion 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground 3 tbl balsamic vinegar 3 tbl olive oil Method: 1. Cut […]

Veggies from the Garden

Amazing how quickly there’s food to eat from a home garden. I didn’t plant until the second week of May, and then it was a slow process which took a few weeks to complete. The first veggies we were eating were baby lettuce and radishes. By July 1, there was […]

Pests 1A—Gophers!

Golphers already! I seem to get one every summer, just as my veggies are growing big and beautiful. I go out to the garden and this is what I find:   A dead plant! But this year I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands (in the past I’ve […]