What I Planted: 2015

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) –…

Asparagus is peeking up!

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!  

Seed Starting 2015

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, with…

Maple Wheat Bread in the Zojirushi

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 HOME…

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 stopping…