My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

I recently attended a garden workshop, held at the  Tulsa Garden Center and hosted by a local horticultural guru.  I was excited to attend the paid event for a couple of reasons:  I needed a jump start on my garden motivation AND we got a bit of swag.

I should have been anticipating the wealth . . . → Read More: My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

April 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Cocktail mixtures, snack mixes, surprise tomatoes…these are what’s new in my kitchen this month. . . . → Read More: April 2019 “In My Kitchen”

Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Wrapping the pork in the banana leaves made for a deliciously moist meat and many tasty meals. Where did we get the leaves? Not from an Asian market but from our own backyard grove. . . . → Read More: Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Getting lots of peppers from the garden? Here’s a delicious way to use up the surplus. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

“In My Kitchen” June 2018

June is turning into a whirlwind month for me and mine.   We traveled to northern Iowa on Memorial Day weekend and then I had to smack dab go out of town on business.   I got home and then The Hubs had to travel (as I again had to go out of town as . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” June 2018

Cacti and Succulents

Every spring I get the gardening fever early.  However, we are lucky enough to have a greenhouse and so we can “garden” all winter.  This year, we packed the greenhouse with all sorts of cacti and succulents.  We transferred them all from the patio so they could survive the winter.  This process took a lot . . . → Read More: Cacti and Succulents

Seed planting

We’ve planted lots of seeds for the upcoming garden season—tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers. . . . → Read More: Seed planting

Pickled Jalapenos

Here’s a traditional jalapeno pickle that will keep in the pantry for stews, chilis, and parties this winter. (And, check out our banana bloom!) . . . → Read More: Pickled Jalapenos

Veggie Salad with Berbere

There’s an Ethiopian restaruant in Denver that we go to every summer when we’re there visiting the nieces.   It’s kind of in a sketchy part of town.  It’s in a seen-better-days strip mall.  The sign out front has faded to oblivion.  It takes almost an hour to get your food (definitely made from scratch). . . . → Read More: Veggie Salad with Berbere

Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update