Hornworms and Cucumber Beetles

I went out to the garden this morning to see my pepper plant stripped of its leaves and most of the peppers. And see that poop all underneath it? Yuck.   Um, not good. A quick google turned up information on hornworms. So I went out to search. Nothing I read prepared me for theContinue reading “Hornworms and Cucumber Beetles”

Fresh Garden Salsa

Fresh salsa from the garden is one of my favorite ways to use up the summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I do wish my cilantro in the garden had made it, but  for now I’ll make do with packaged. This amount of salsa is good for a small snack for 2 people. Ingredients: TomatoesContinue reading “Fresh Garden Salsa”

Garden Notebook – Small Sugar Pumpkins on a Trellis – Updated 7/22

This post is the first in a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable!  Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at picturesContinue reading “Garden Notebook – Small Sugar Pumpkins on a Trellis – Updated 7/22”

Garden Notebook – Sugar Snap Peas

This post is part of a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable!  Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at pictures ofContinue reading “Garden Notebook – Sugar Snap Peas”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from one of my favorite books, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. I read the book this winter, and Barbara’s mention of how productive zucchini is in the garden was my sole reason for planting some this spring. I’m a sucker for aContinue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies”