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Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup

In Dinners, Gardening On July 2, 2015 0 Comments

We are having a heat wave in Seattle. It’s unlike any June I’ve ever lived through. We have a joke “Jun-uary” because June is usually cold like January. We also have a saying that summer starts on July 5th, because it often rains the weekend of the 4th. This year it’s different.

Growing Garlic

In Gardening On August 18, 2014 0 Comments

The rule with garlic is this: plant it on October 15th and Harvest it July 15th. My Dad taught me that and he follows it yearly and his garlic… Read More »

Strawberry Jam

In Gardening, Snacks On June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Oh my gosh you guys, I did it!…I switched to pectin…Holy Cow, what was I waiting for ?! This stuff works wonders. Instead of cooking the hell out… Read More »

Clean out the fridge Pasta Salad

In Dinners On June 8, 2014 0 Comments

It’s getting hot and sunny and we are getting busy around the house, around the city, and having lots of fun. So, for me, it’s time to make… Read More »


Celebrating the end of another Winter…

In Gardening On March 9, 2014 0 Comments

My garden is bursting with life already. It makes me very happy. Everything is coming up, new strawberry plants, bulbs, garlic, and even worms! I love it! We’ve… Read More »

Butternut Squash “French Fries”

In Dinners, Gardening On November 17, 2013 0 Comments

I grew several butternut squash plants this summer and most developed and ripened in September, which was kind of early. They were small due to the hot summer… Read More »

Fall Gardening

In Gardening On October 12, 2013 0 Comments

It’s Fall and I’m still harvesting lots and lots of edibles.  It becomes salad season again and time for eating root crops and putting chopped green tomatoes into… Read More »

Pumpkin Soup

In Dinners, Gardening, Kid-Friendly On September 29, 2013 0 Comments

My food life pretty much revolves around my garden which revolves around our weather…so every year is different. Luckily the Farmer’s Almanac website has generally accurate predictions for… Read More »

Shred, Bake, Surprise!

In Dinners, Gardening, Kid-Friendly On July 18, 2013 0 Comments

A friend recently told me that she fried shredded yellow squash like hash browns and it was great. So I decided to try making something similar, only baking… Read More »

Baked squash rounds

In Dinners, Gardening On July 11, 2013 0 Comments

This is a long time family favorite of mine. During summer gardening season who doesn’t end up with too many zucchinis? I’m sure this was developed in an… Read More »