If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck. –Jeff Foxworthy This post includes affiliate links to products I use in my garden and trust. I receive a small commission on sales for helping the seller but my readers still receive… Continue reading Grow Your Own Salad: It’s Easier Than You Think!
Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. David Chang As promised, I’m going to show you my homemade tamales made with garden fresh green salsa. I can’t take credit for this recipe; my source is “Simply Mexican” by Lourdes Castro. Let’s get started. You will need: A package of corn husks… Continue reading Tamales, it’s been too long!
In a previous blog post I gave instructions on how to grow tomatillos; in this post I'll show you how you can use them as I share a personal recipe for tomatillo salsa.
I will tell you how I have successfully grown okra and tomatillos after overcoming some local growing challenges.
I love homemade gifts like this–making them and receiving them. Thank you Poppy’s Patisserie! It’s a privilege to give you a reblog!
It’s that time of year when I start thinking of all the homemade, kind and natural homemade gifts I can make for Christmas. With my 2 big sisters’ birthdays in October, it was the perfect opportunity to do some recipe testing!
Sugar scrubs are the one of the most easy homemade gifts to make, yet a beautiful gift that is indulgent and special for the receiver. For a basic scrub you simply need 2 ingredients, oil and sugar, but I like to add in some extra little luxuries to make the scrub smell good enough to eat and leaving your skin extra soft and vibrant.
In the coconut and lime scrub, coconut flour adds extra gentle exfoliating properties and adds to the delicious coconut fragrance. In the cinnamon spice latte scrub, the coffee granules add gentle exfoliation and along with the spices, make the scrub smell good enough to drink…
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Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. Ambrose Bierce Some of you, who have been following my blog a little while, may remember my post titled Behold Our First Pepper. It was an account of the unfortunate discovery that my first pepper plants bought here in Okinawa were not the… Continue reading Persevering for Peppers
It looks like the living trap is working! Look closely inside the leaves and you'll see a few squished gnats.
I picked these peppers today prior to doing a little gardening!