Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Squash

Picked right out of the garden

Monday, May 28, 2012

Three Weeks Later

This is what the garden looks like today.

003 What a difference three weeks makes!

Monday, May 21, 2012


This is what happens when you do not pick your parsnips in time:


Friday, May 18, 2012

Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas


Kidlet eats these standing up, in the garden with dirt on her toes. Which makes me happy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs


I made these for Mother's Day.  Delicious!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another Angle of the garden


The tomatoes are in the front of the garden this year. Because we are trying crop rotation. Honestly, I have noticed we don't get a successful yield if we put tomatoes in the same place year after year. So the tomatoes are closer to the street.

There us also zucchini, summer and winter squash, snow peas, sugar snaps, beets, parsnips, Swiss Chard and other things that I am too tired to list.

Someone asked me if I was worried about tomato thieves.

And I counter with this story.

Every year, my neighbors ask for tomatoes and veggies. I tell them that they are more than welcome to pick them. As in, go in the garden, get your shoes dirty and pick them yourself.

I have had no takers.


So if someone wants to steal a tomato, they are showing more initiative that my lazy neighbors.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A quick garden pic

More details to come!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Breakfast

Once a week, the family gets bacon.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cheap Dinner


Nachos is a cheap dinner. Not the healthiest but I suppose one could make nachos with carrot sticks.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Assembly Line


One thing I like to do is make a whole bunch of food at once for the week in the summer.   That way, there is only one day of getting the kitchen really hot and I spend then rest of the week reheating leftovers.  Like these Italian meatloaves with baked potatoes and collards.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Grocery Challenge

For the month of May, I am doing a grocery challenge. It makes me look through the pantry and freezer and use items up, which is a good thing.

Sometimes, I think, "There is nothing in the house to eat." When really, there is a lot of stuff to eat, I just don't feel like eating it.

So I am going to buy 150 dollars worth of groceries this month, including tax. I should add that I have a very full refrigerator, an extremely well stocked pantry and a full freezer. There is a vegetable garden as well that is beginning to produce the summer goodies.

Here are my rules:
1) Meals out do not count.
2) That being said on average we eat one meal out a week, which we normally eat with a coupon.
3) I eat most of my meals at home, as does my child. Yohboh brings lunch with him most of the time.

Also, I should note that we tend to feed people who visit once a week or so.