Category Archives: Garden

The 2016 garden is not what I’d hoped it would be

This summer’s garden is turning out to be a bit of a dud–at least for my own personal food consumption.  On the other hand, the bees are having an absolute hay day, rolling around drunk in the sunflowers covered in … Continue reading

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Tomato and Olive Tart

First, a confession: these are perhaps the laziest food photos I’ve taken yet.  Why?  Because I’m busy…but mostly because tonight, I’m just downright lazy.  It’s snowy and cold, and I’d rather be sitting by the fire than staging food. I … Continue reading

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Late summer blahs

Maybe it’s all the wildfire smoke that has settled into the valley for a couple of weeks now that has me feeling blah.  I haven’t seen the mountains for days.  The smoke is now so thick that I can barely … Continue reading

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Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My evenings seem to be filled nearly every night these days. If I’m not working on the project-that-will-never-die, then I’m either cleaning garlic, at the gym, trail running, doing something in the garden (either at home or at the community … Continue reading

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Garlic, garlic, garlic

This month has been crazy and busy and stressful in so many ways, thus I’ve been absent from blogging nearly the entire month.  Tonight things settled down a bit and I spent a very relaxing evening sitting out in the … Continue reading

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CSA free-for-all dinner tonight

We got a beautiful share this week: carrots, beets, tomatillos, green onions, lettuce, and mixed herbs.  The sage in the herb bundles came from my garden–my first CSA sale!  Next week I’m providing the garlic share…I better get to cleaning up … Continue reading

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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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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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