Julie | March 13, 2012
We have had some absolutely gorgeous weather in the last few days, enough to really feel spring in the air! My dad and I finally got out to the community garden yesterday afternoon to check on the few plants we decided to try overwintering, and here are the (rather surprising, to me at least) results: [...]
Julie | November 1, 2011
A (pretty nearly) final gardening update for the 2011 growing season: carrots, beets, and potatoes!
Julie | October 2, 2011
An update regarding our backyard garden plots for the month of September 2011: beans, root veggies, and fall crops.
Julie | September 30, 2011
A week’s worth of dinners cooked in my mom’s absence, mostly with a Mexican influence; and a recipe for watermelon salsa.
Julie | September 28, 2011
Roasted tomato bisque with potato latke melts and pickled peppers, a warming autumn meal.
Julie | September 16, 2011
Tons of grape jelly made from homemade juice strained through a pillowcase—this was quite the project!
Julie | September 12, 2011
A slightly tardy report on the growth of our community garden plots in the month of August 2011: lots of zucchini, beans, and tomatoes!
Julie | September 11, 2011
I haven’t posted a pictorial update for our backyard garden in some time, so here are a few photos that should catch us up to Labor Day weekend. This bed, which gets a lot of shade thanks to the grape vine, had several rows of shell peas and onions in it; once we removed those, [...]
Julie | September 9, 2011
Greek meatballs with beef and bulgur, simmered in tomato sauce and served with baba ghanoush in freshly made pita—the perfect post-grape harvesting dinner!
Julie | September 8, 2011
Preserving the grape harvest with lots of canning: jam, jelly, juice, and even vinegar!