Category Archives: cooking

Signs of spring and renewal

Spring! In the form of forsythia forced to bloom indoors. I’ve been away. I’m sorry for neglecting to tend this blog, my garden, my life. Winter came and it was cold and damp and the sun didn’t shine for days. … Continue reading

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Oh-So-Easy Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Oh dear ones, have I shared my oh-so-easy recipe for tomato sauce in a crock pot with you? I promise that this is the easiest tomato sauce you will ever make. Crock Pot Tomato Sauce Fill your crock pot with … Continue reading

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Sweet 100s are our favorite tomato

This is the third year we’ve grown the cherry tomato variety “Sweet 100,” so-named for the quantity of fruit it produces. I think it should be renamed “Sweet 1000” because man-o-man these plants keep delivering. We pick the amount in … Continue reading

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Pie of the Month Club – Peach

Did we tell you about our family’s “Pie of the Month” club? A few years ago we opened the best Christmas present ever — a promise of a homemade pie each month from Christe’s mother. When we drove up to … Continue reading

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In a pickled state these days

We didn’t grow cucumbers this year but that hasn’t kept us from buying them to make our famous Bread and Butter Pickles. You ask: “Why are your pickles famous?” Because we say so! I think they are so easy because … Continue reading

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Everybody’s favorite jam — Blueberry

We love blueberry jam.

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Blackberry Jam and other controversies

Just LOOK at what we found at the farmer’s market over the weekend! Jam! Well, not yet anyway. We found these old Mason jars in a junk store a few years ago – five of them for $3 — and … Continue reading

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This is what we ate: Shrimp and couscous with spinach

The shrimp was sauteed in olive oil, butter and minced garlic and served over couscous and fresh spinach. The sauce from the shrimp added the perfect flavor for the couscous.

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When it comes to tomatoes, split happens

It happens every year. You’ll head out to the garden to harvest your beautiful red ripe tomatoes and you will find cracks and splits in the fruit. This condition s caused by a dry period followed by overwatering (or ANY … Continue reading

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This is what we ate: Caprese salad, hummus and seitan

We picked 20 or more cherry tomatoes but instead of standing in the garden and eating them right off the vine we acted like grownups (for once) and took them inside the house where they sat on the counter for … Continue reading

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