I have been looking for ways to use some of my garden tomatoes in ways I hadn’t before. I’ve been lucky to get so many this year I’ve already frozen a bunch, but I also want to use some fresh right now. I saw a recipe for a dish similar to this somewhere, but I couldn’t find it so I just did what I … Read More Summer Tomato Feta Pasta
My garden is starting to come in and I’m trying to find uses for all my baby orange tomatoes. So a couple nights ago I made this… It’s my garden tomatoes with onion and avacado in a little light vinaigrette. You’ll need: Some kind of cherry tomatoes (I used some from my garden but if your buying from the store it will be a … Read More Summer Garden Tomato, Onion, Avacado Salad
My garden is finally starting to give me some goodies… My cherry tomatoes and banana peppers have given me a few so far… I also have some big peppers coming in… And some big tomatoes as well… The tomato plants are getting so big and they are growing out of my raised beds… I love my new raised beds hubby and I made out … Read More Summer Garden
I blinked and it is already fall. I don’t know what it is… being so busy, this virus throwing things a little wonky, or just the fact that every year seems to go by faster and faster… but a friend of mine texted me today to say Happy First Day of Fall and I was like “whoa it is already fall”! How did that … Read More Surprise It’s Fall!
Between thunder and lightening storms with lots of wind and torrential rain I tried to get a lot done inside. I got a lot more of the house organized, cleaned, etc. and then made a FREE dinner (well almost). I had a bunch of stuff from my garden and my mom and step-father’s garden. I was trying to figure out what to do with … Read More Dinner and a Lot of Work
What a nice weather weekend… I got a lot done including some canning… today it was ketchup. A couple of weekends ago it was yellow tomato salsa… I have already given a couple of jars away to family who have been visiting and wanted to raid my stash… I have also been making batches of tomato sauce to freeze. I start with a bunch … Read More Adventures in preserving food…
My garden is in full bloom right now. I planted a little later then others in my area so as their gardens are dying, mine is still giving me lots of good stuff 🙂 This is what I have gotten so far this week… I have already canned 17 pints of diced tomatoes, three of cherry tomatoes, 15 jars of yellow tomato salsa, and … Read More Garden Goodies
It’s great to have neighbors like we have… you can depend on them, trust them, and you can bless them if they let you… This evening I went over to visit one of our neighbors. I could see him out in his garden. He is in his 80’s and currently struggling with lymes disease among other things. He isn’t getting around as he used to so … Read More Great Neighbors