"Momma, I'm hungry. I would like banana bread." Knowing my four year old wouldn't enjoy waiting nearly two hours for a slice of homemade banana bread, and seeing my overripe bananas that could old be fit for a bread or the trash, I turned to the muffin recipe! It was actually pretty simple. It comes … Continue reading Overripe Bananas but no time for Banana Bread? Try Muffins
Merry Christmas friends and readers! Today we had our traditional chicken tamales for dinner and our favorite pecan pie for dessert. In the past I shared with you how I made my tamales (see that post here), so this time I'd like to share our favorite cheesecake pecan pie recipe. It's wonderful because we get … Continue reading Merry Christmas with our favorite holiday pie!
Usually by December I've gone on a hiatus from gardening and taken up crafting and seed catalog browsing. This year, I did the crafting (and my hands are ready to take a break from tight toy crocheting) but I've turned my attention to succession planting. Here's a look around our garden in zone 8b on … Continue reading Succession Planting in our Garden in December 2018
Earlier this year, I saw how a gardener had harvested nearly 30 sweet potatoes from 1 sweet potato planted in the garden bed. I was inspired! I planted a sweet potato in a pot in my mother's garden! We started with a potato that was growing slips. We slightly covered it with soil low in … Continue reading We harvested our first ever sweet potatoes!
Where is November going? This season is changing way too quickly for me! The other day I trimmed up some stressed summer plants to see if they could give me just a little BIT more before the colder temps set in and now it's going to be Thanksgiving Week and Jack Frost is nipping away. … Continue reading The Season is Changing, So I got to Work Harvesting and Storing
I wanted to grow Beautyberry so I took a cutting to propagate. Here’s a simple way to regrow plants from cuttings.
When your harvest is too small to serve a large side, turn to the frittata!
Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden
I learned how to spot hawk moth eggs and various destructive caterpillars, but could I catch the moth somehow?
Immediately I wondered what these tiny eggs where on the tomato leaves.