It's been great to be back at home but it's amazing how after being away for a short time, there are so many changes noticed almost instantly after my return. The leaves are fading, the ground is damp and there has been a chill in the air. Just last night, I witnessed birds flying South! Beautiful as it may be, I'm not sure how ready I am to say goodbye to the gardens. In fact, they are in need of...
Good morning! My blackberries have been taking their sweet time this summer and they're finally beginning to ripen. It's great to be able to walk out back and grab a few fresh berries to enjoy with my breakfast. What is difficult to show you here with this photo is their size; each berry is approximately 2 inches across!
Do you have a great recipe including blackberries?
I can't help but to be excited about Spring being here. My seedlings are inches high, my gardens are in the process of being cleaned up and I even noticed my little robin coming home to check out her empty nest. I posted some photos of her beautiful blue eggs last year. Inspired by her and also by having the honor of watching her tiny fledglings take off each year, I've created a small nest with...
wash and uncap
boil just long enough to easily remove skins
set on a plate, tops down and slide the skins off
halve and cool
Adding a sprig of fresh basil before freezing locks in a fresh flavor. I use Big Mama Plumtomatoes and usually start them as seeds myself in recycled newspaper pots I also make. They are meaty and enormous and make beautiful sauces. There are minimal seeds in this type of...
I love the colors of Easter. The perfect blend of pastels smell of candy. I've been spending so much time outside lately. My gardens are all weeded except for the vegetable garden. I have quite a bit of work to do in there and well, I've been saving the worst for last with that job. I've been digging up some of my perennials and sharing them with family and friends.