As promised in last week’s post, here is the Bartlett Farm Zucchini Bread Recipe. This recipe is pretty quick, a little bit sloppy, and the end result is pretty much irresistible. So, if you are one of those lucky gardeners who find themselves ears-deep in zucchini every year, you gotta try this one.Read More
I read an article a few days ago about a lady who had never gardened before but decided to “take it up” during the pandemic. She described how, by the end of summer, she had all these spectacular vegetables and flowers growing indoors in sunny window spots, and how her yard was full-to-bursting with flowers outside. Her garden was a raging success on her very first try. Oh, and she also…Read More
This one is really coming down to the wire. Every vote is going to need to be counted before we will know if the indoor carrots or the outdoor-grown carrots look better. Oh wait, no, it isn’t. Sorry…I was thinking of something else.
Nope, this one wasn’t a close race at all. Grown with the same seeds and the same soil, the outdoor carrots ended up…Read More
That’s right, even if you only have one lousy lemon, you can still make lemon bars. I know because of necessity.
We have a Meyer lemon tree that we’ve been growing indoors year-round. It finally gave us a lemon and you can read all about that here in my riveting article about growing a Meyer lemon tree indoors. That was…Read More
This post came out during a week when we were all closely watching the news for President Trump Covid status updates. But I was also watching to see which heirloom beans would sprout, so that was a pretty intense week all around.Read More
Heirloom Bean and Potato Soup, The more you eat the more you toot...
There I said it. Let’s just get it right out of the way. The elephant in the room, when it comes to bean recipes, is the fart situation. I am one of those people who sees “beans” and thinks “toots”. I’m pretty sure it all goes back to a friend I had in college who turned vegetarian halfway through junior year. The next thing we knew, he was eating beans by the poundful and suddenly unbearable to be around. It ruined me on beans, sadly. Actually it ruined me on vegetarians, too, now that I think about it.
I was happy to never eat beans again. Until last week. Because somehow along the way, I have also turned into a vegetarian. And much more importantly, because a package of magical beans showed up on my doorstop. Like something out of a fairytale.Read More
Have you ever eaten radish soup? I’m betting that if the answer is yes, you have a gardener in your life. Because who else would think of making radish soup, other than someone with a pound of radishes in their kitchen from overactive gardening?Read More
I don’t know if you are old enough to have watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports. It started off with the “Thrill of Victory”, which was some pinnacle of greatness-type moment in sports which changed every couple of years. And then there was the “Agony of Defeat” which was always this…Read More
Happy Labor Day! As you know, Labor Day weekend is the official end of summer. And, apparently in these-here parts, we are going to kick it straight into winter. Because tomorrow’s forecast is for snow. The school even called to remind us…Read More
After months and months of waiting, 115 days to be exact, my cauliflower heads were ready. At long last.
I had planted these seeds in early May. They grew slowly for about 4 months. Beets, radishes and several crops of lettuce went in and out next to them. They just grew steadily, their heads looking small and loose for the longest time…Read More