Sriracha Swiss Chard Pickles

Another Swiss chard recipe today and and I thought this one would be a keeper. Who doesn’t love pickles? Who doesn’t love Sriracha? Who doesn’t love Swiss chard?

OK, there may be a few out there who don’t care for the beautiful leafy stuff or the spicy Asian condiment, but let me tell you, I . . . → Read More: Sriracha Swiss Chard Pickles

Garden Update

A few carrots (very few), lots of roses, some peonies, and bees! . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Stick a fork in it…

Make garden markers out of used wine corks and cheap forks. . . . → Read More: Stick a fork in it…

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 pretty weird looking. She spoke . . . → 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. The Hubs has some . . . → 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.

Prairie . . . → 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