2017 brought many changes for the cookgardensew family, including a new locale! Click to read more and check out the new garden and our “urban homestead” in Colorado.
Perennials and plants that reseeded: blackberries (wild and planted) raspberries (wild and planted) gooseberries (wild) chamomile (reseeded in the garden) mulberry trees (wild) rhubarb (just found this near the old garden) asparagus Seeds started inside: Tomatoes Ropreco Paste (Seeds of Change, 2011) – 3/6 Rutgers (American Seed, 2011) – 3/3 Red Riesentraube (Baker Creek, 2011) –Continue reading “What I Planted: 2015”
This morning I noticed my favorite sign of spring – the first asparagus tips peeking through. The tall one is about the size of my thumb. Hooray!
This year I went ahead and splurged on a heat mat, since I had such disastrous failure starting peppers in our chilly basement last year. So far it has been successful. After almost a month, only 13 of the 36 cells I planted failed to sprout. As it stands right now, these are my spouts, withContinue reading “Seed Starting 2015”
Do you have a Zojirushi bread machine? Do you have a go-to wheat bread recipe yet? Well, your search is over! I have tried more than a few recipes for wheat bread in my Zo and I finally stopped when I found this one. It does take a little bit of programming for the HOMEContinue reading “Maple Wheat Bread in the Zojirushi”
We happened to catch a glimpse of this fawn today. No mama in sight. It nibbled on some drop apples and then ran off.
This is a wonderful lunch or dinner meal that can be made largely from your garden! It makes delicious use of zucchini, kale, peppers, and anything else you might like to throw in. It is modeled from the Chicken Abruzzi that is available at Olive Garden (a delicious choice if you happen to be stoppingContinue reading “Chicken Abruzzi”
A few weeks ago we added some new girls to the yard. We now have seven one-year-old laying hens courtesy of our wonderful family! Thank you family – you know who you are! They are (I think) three barred rocks, one black australorp, and three easter eggers. Meet the girls!
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