The last few days I have been fighting the foes of my garden. Aphids, Squash bugs and Tomato Horn worms! I think I am winning at least until I go on vacation then we see if my husband can keep them from eating up my garden. I have decided that I am really just providing a nursery for the squash bugs at the moment and have lost my squeamishness to squishing the little pains in my squash. I am…Continue
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Howdy folks! This is my entry for the cook-off, and actually this is a post that I made on my CCR blog earlier in the week.
I would say that 95% of the ingredients in this recipe are from my front yard garden, and 99% of the ingredients that ended up on the final plate are from our front yard garden. I say front yard, because we have a back yard garden also.
A SOLE Food Challenge is something I've been thinking about for ages now, just haven't had the time or energy so far this year, and really, I still don't. In an attempt to reduce the pressure I might put on myself by calling it a…
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The other day my sis asked me to share my recipe for laundry soap. It's very simple, but I'm not so good with measuring things. I tend to just make by feel (needless to say, I don't always have spectacular results). For the sake of passing on the info I'm going to make an attempt to quantify the process. I hobbled this particular laundry soap recipe together from various sources across the web. I've been making my own for so long that the process has evolved a bit to suit me, but you can…Continue
We're planning to grill the first squash from our garden tomorrow: some zucchini and a variety of yellow squash. I have to admit that the first to taste squash from our garden were pests. And we may not have the yields of some conventional gardeners this year. Yet, I don't regret our efforts to grow by organic methods. …
Here it is year number two of successfully making mango chutney, well that is if I can follow the recipe and stir the chutney every ten minutes for the next three hours. It is 4:00 p.m. which means the chutney won't be finished until at least 8:00, three hours to simmer and then canning time. I started this project at 1:30 and love every minute of it but really wish the mangos had ripened in a week as planned to be able to…Continue
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I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by making a batch of ice cream. The raspberry canes in the garden are completely doubled over with the weight of this year's crop. Already filling their own corner…Continue
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[Originally posted on my blog briciole as English-style Coulommiers (a.k.a. English farmhouse cheese)]
I am not sure why I had never tried to make this fresh cheese before, but I am certainly glad that the availability of fresh goat…Continue
Hi everyone! I'm getting excited to celebrate the start of the summer solstice tonight. Anyone else have special plans?
Above is a photo of my friend Katie Red at our solstice celebration last year. We actually ended up celebrating at the very end of the solstice instead of the…Continue
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Want to save some money and take your subscriptions with you? When subscribing to periodicals or purchasing books, go with the digital version of your subscription.
I have updated the majority of my magizine subscriptions this way. I've, stopped those which were not in digital format, after asking the publisher to digitally publish their periodical and moved over to reading artilces using their on line websites. I also purchase my hard books in digital format as well when…Continue
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(Hey, come visit me sometime at eatatdixiebelles)
Having some down-time in the last week since my operation, I've been thinking about big issues (trying not to, but you know my brain doesn't listen to me!), and…Continue
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If you've eaten a lettuce salad, some fruit or even nuts today, chances are you have a bee to thank. Even if you don't eat honey, that delectable byproduct of the bee's busy work, you wouldn't be dining well at all…
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For those of you new to my posts, my friend Cheryl and I have started a community garden and urban farm in Baltimore City. This link will take you to the early March section of the blog that shows us meeting with the…Continue