Tomato Recipe #3

I was wandering the internets looking for something make using my tomatoes. Nothing too complex or that uses meat. Something that would fill me up and be delicious. I came upon a tomato, basil and caramel used onion Quiche that I decided to go with. You can find it here: https://themodernproper.com/tomato-basil-and-caramelized-onion-quiche I opted to goContinue reading “Tomato Recipe #3”

Tomatoe Recipe #2

Ok, to be fair, this isn’t a recipe. It’s not complicated nor does it use a lot of ingredients. It’s basically just a Caprese salad. Instead of Mozzarella I used Burrata, which is almost like Mozzarella but creamier on the inside. I then drizzled some Balsamic Reduction on top and called it a day. WhenContinue reading “Tomatoe Recipe #2”

Tomato Recipe #1

Now that I’ve started harvesting my lovely tomatoes, I need to figure out what to do with them all before they go bad! Tonight I kept it simple, making spaghetti with tomato sauce. I chopped up about 4 tomatoes and tossed them in to a sauce pan with vegetable broth. I let that cook forContinue reading “Tomato Recipe #1”

Purple Heart Tomatoes

I’m pretty new to this whole gardening thing. Green, if you will. last year, like a lot of people, because of the pandemic, the hubby and I decided to start a garden. In fact, I have something embarrassing to admit… We thought our mint plant was tomatoes and vice versa 😂. We couldn’t understand whyContinue reading “Purple Heart Tomatoes”

Newest Additions

Please welcome the newest additions to my flower family! All bee and butterfly pollinator plants. I couldn’t help but be(e) drawn to the purple flowers in particular (although I did allow the hubby one choice 😉). To me it is important to find plants that are a source of food for bees. They help toContinue reading “Newest Additions”

New Neighbor

Max (the cat) and I stepped outside this morning to enjoy some fresh air and check out the garden. When I turned to close the door I did a double take! Why is there a shell on our door? Wait, why is there a snail here?? Call me crazy, but when I think of shells,Continue reading “New Neighbor”

Holy Cucumber!

My husband was outside while I was upstairs one day. When I came down the stairs, there, sitting on the kitchen counter was a giant cucumber. Huh? Where did this come from and why was it just sitting there? I was so confused. Was this in the fridge and I didn’t know about it? IContinue reading “Holy Cucumber!”

Who is excited for side salad?

This girl!! See those beautiful leaves we’ve got? Yeah, that’s fresh from the garden spinach and arugula. We’ve paired it with broccoli and quiche, but the real star here is the greens! I tossed a little balsamic vinaigrette on top and it was delicious. Bright, tasty and packed with vitamins. I felt like Popeye! I’mContinue reading “Who is excited for side salad?”

The Garden is Growing!

Is there anything better than watching (literally) the fruits ( ok vegetables) of your labor? We are getting very excited by the baby veggies that are starting to appear. Little string beans, the start of tomatoes, and little bits of bell pepper. It was a tough start with the freak snowstorm in Texas which basicallyContinue reading “The Garden is Growing!”

Two More Lavender Pots Done!

I decorated two more ceramic pots which leaves me with two left to go. The last set of lavender did just fine in the transition and just moved to the backyard this week. Hopefully they will do ok with the new temperature fluctuations and (hopefully) more sun!