September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

Welcome to the September edition of “In My Kitchen,” hosted by Sherry’s Pickings.

I almost didn’t even write a post for this month but when I started looking through my photos, I decided I did have a few things to say.

I found out this summer that I was a finalist in the Taste . . . → Read More: September 2021 “In My Kitchen”

“Lettuce Wrap” Zucchini Boats

It’s been a few years since I have successfully grown zucchini. You might ask how is that possible. Zucchini grows profusely for everyone. People sneak it onto neighbors’ porches just to get rid of it.

It’s not easy growing for me and the squash bugs. I even went to a vegetable gardening . . . → Read More: “Lettuce Wrap” Zucchini Boats

“In My Kitchen” July 2020

What’s new…a “new” Green Egg, homemade yogurt, garlic harvest, one zucchini, one tomato, and one great summer recipe. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” July 2020

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 well). Have . . . → 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