Chicken Abruzzi

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”

Backgarden Update

Well, it’s been awhile since I updated the blog, and even longer since I mentioned the backgarden. I planted it late, on June 17th. Here’s what it looks like today. Yes, my corn is very short. But is does have ears growing. I’m not sure they’ll have long enough to ripen before the first frostContinue reading “Backgarden Update”

Veggie Salad in a Cucumber Cup

Several days ago I was surfing recipe sites and pinterest-ing (is that a word?) them . I marked this one down but wasn’t sure I’d try it. Fast forward to today. I happened to have some mint that I thinned out of the garden and wasn’t sure what to do with it. This recipe was theContinue reading “Veggie Salad in a Cucumber Cup”

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”

The backgarden is planted and sprouting

The garden behind the fence is planted. Thank you Dad for letting me borrow the tiller. That made a world of difference! I planted on Friday, June 17th (albeit a bit late): Early Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans Spaghetti Squash Connecticut Field Pumpkin Table Queen Squash Charleston Grey Watermelon Early Yellow StraightneckContinue reading “The backgarden is planted and sprouting”