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Watch my Garden Grow June 23, 2012

This is one of my favorite times of the year, when the garden starts showing off – getting buds, flowers, and fruits. Just looking at it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I know that in a short time I will have more produce then I can handle and I’ll break out the pressure canner. I cannot express enough the difference between food you grow on your own and what you buy in the supermarket. Did you know that celery actually has flavor and peppers aren’t bitter? Even more, growing your own food gives you a level of control over what goes into your body. I know what I use in and on my garden. I know how fresh the produce is because I am the one who picked it. This year, we extended the garden again and planted more than last year. This year’s offerings:

  • Radishes
  • Red onions
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Swiss Chard
  • 3 Types of Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Straightneck Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Honeydew
  • Eggplant
  • Strawberries
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Random Garden Contemplation May 29, 2012

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The weather has been so funky this year, I was really worried about how the garden may fair. Well, as I’ve said before, I had a rough start and lost a lot of plants early on while starting seeds inside. I went out to check my garden today and the “questionable survivors” seem to have new life. Two tomato plants that were on death’s door have grown new, healthy leaves and seem strong. A few pepper plants that didn’t take well to the transplant grew new leaves – way better than their measly two. Everything seems to be thriving and as much as the weather is messing with us humans with agendas – 92 degrees in May in suburban Philadelphia is not the usual – it seems perfect conditions for a vegetable garden. I can only hope the pass off of rainy and sunny days make this a bountiful year!

 

Baja Fish Tacos May 28, 2012

Baja Fish Taco

Delicious ToppingsI’ve posted before I got a beautiful huge filet of grouper at the farmer’s market and I am using as many ways as I can. Also, in my quest to experiment with different foods, I made a slaw out of Brussels sprouts. This is a recipe for one as my husband was again on night shift but simply double it or more. Customize for your own taste. Delicious!

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