Monthly Archives: June 2015

Artichokes!

I did it!!  I started artichoke seeds in January in my basement, and now I have baby artichokes popping up on my plants!  I’m so excited about this!  At least something has been relishing this unseasonably hot weather we’ve been … Continue reading

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2015 Garlic Scape Pesto marathon

Mercy, it’s hot!  We are in a heat wave that is unusual for this early in the summer.  Yesterday, on the way home from an awesome float trip (see more below), my car thermometer showed 102 degrees F.  I’m not … Continue reading

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One of the best garden hauls yet this season: strawberries, snow peas, and garlic scapes

I didn’t pick strawberries or snow peas or garlic scapes yesterday, so it had to happen today.  I’m glad I got out there tonight because there was an entire bowlful of produce just waiting to be picked.  Stinker helped me … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to send off your supervisor on her last day of work?

By going to the lake, of course, and having a picnic potluck.  Then do a little kayaking, let the dogs play in the water, and just enjoy the view.  It just so happens that this particular place is a little … Continue reading

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Chocolate cherry brownie bundt cake

Need a chocolate fix in a dense-fudgy-brownie-cake sort of way?  Then this cake will put you over the edge.  It is so dense, so moist, so fudgy.  Want to go into a bonafide sugar coma?  Serve it with ice cream.  … Continue reading

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The Crazy Garden Lady

You know those old ladies who will adopt any and every stray cat or dog that comes across her path?  Well, I think I’m starting to earn a reputation as The Crazy Garden Lady. Have orphaned plants?  I’ll take them!  Today I … Continue reading

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Arugula pesto–two ways

Today we got a boatload of greens in our CSA share—‘tis the season, of course, until more things start coming into season.  We got romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula, mint, and Swiss chard.  I decided to use the arugula to make … Continue reading

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Spicy Asian Greens

It’s just me and Stinker tonight.  Hubby and Stepdaughter #2 are driving across the Midwest this weekend, on their way here with all of her belongings. They should arrive sometime tomorrow evening.  I ate the last of my CSA salad … Continue reading

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Wait! Don’t let that bolting spinach go to waste!

ALL of the spinach and garlic (which covers most of this bed, actually) are volunteers.  How nice of them!  And by letting them flower and go to seed now, I’ll have yet another crop of spinach this fall, with no extra … Continue reading

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CSA is finally here!

Yesterday was our first CSA pick up.  And for being early in the season, I think we got a hella good share this first week.  We got a large head of leaf lettuce, some mixed salad greens (as a substitute … Continue reading

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