Garlic Confit

During the end of June this summer, I harvested wagon loads of garlic.

The first wagon full.

Then I got smart and started trimming the stalks at the garlic bed.

The second load.

I ended up with two full baskets of garlic.

Basket one.

Basket two.

I . . . → Read More: Garlic Confit

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Have you ever been over to M.J.’s Kitchen?   If not, you must stumbled over there as soon as you are able.

Last January, M.J. posted about an unusual squash with an unusual name:   Cushaw Pumpkin.   These things do not look like pumpkins at all.     Besides the weird name, they were . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Spiced Peach Jam with Brandy

Our white peaches ripened (along with all the grapes and a peck of cucumbers). . . . → Read More: Spiced Peach Jam with Brandy

Zucchini Bread

Is it just me, or does “zucchini” always look misspelled?

I’m just sayin’.

I started growing Astia Zucchini last summer after hearing about it on NPR.    Renee’s Garden was  being featured and this was a new seed variety for the company.     I ordered it primarily because it was good for containers.   . . . → Read More: Zucchini Bread

The Garden Tour

Mom’s border garden of begonias and BEETS.

Over July 4th, we traveled to Iowa to see Mom, Sis and the boys (two nephews and a brother-in-law).      I have previously featured a few of their garden specimens for Abigail’s Virtual Flowers so if you are an avid reader, you may see some repeats.

. . . → Read More: The Garden Tour

Garden at the Lake

A show stopping garden at Grand Lake and a spot to get sustenance before or after your visit. . . . → Read More: Garden at the Lake

Baby Lady Bugs

Just some garden ramblings today. . . . → Read More: Baby Lady Bugs

Pickled Carrots

It seems like I can only grow carrots in bulk and in weird shapes. . . . → Read More: Pickled Carrots

Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

This is an exciting new hummus full of healthiness and Indian spices (which I worked into my Food ‘n Flix post for this month). . . . → Read More: Roasted Carrot Hummus with Orange and Garam Masala

January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

Whew!   The holidays are over and I am taking time out of my OCD Recipes Revisited mania for this month’s  Secret Recipe Club post.    SRC is a great group of bloggers directed by some even more spectacular blogger-hosts (Jane,  Sarah, Suzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi.)

To get more info on . . . → Read More: January SRC: Roasted Beet, Carrot and Garlic Cream Soup

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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