I must have been about 10 years old when I learned what a Lima Bean was and tasted it after picking it right off an organic vine in my Grandpa’s backyard garden. Little did I know how these brief childhood experiences would impact me for a lifetime.
My daughter has been "helping" me in the garden since she was one year old. I may have learned a little bit about plant spacing, pruning, covering exposed soil with mulch to prevent weeds, weeding, etc; but gardening with a toddler is kind of like gardening with Curious George.
Fall is for Football, and Messy Buns!
I wrote this recently about blooming where you are planted. I hope you'll enjoy reading about living like a local and please feel free to share with others! https://www.theodysseyonline.com/if-youre-not-living-like-local-youre-missing-out
When approaching my landscape, I tend to have less is more approach to grass. My vision includes ornamental plants, more rocks, more mulch, more edibles, more edging, more pavers, more planters, and much less grass! I envision well-planned beds that will be easy to maintain and tiny plots of grass that are quick to mow. … Continue reading Making the lawn “bloom”
When you live overseas, you spend an awful lot of time lamenting the usual comforts of home. How often I have heard my friends say "Gee I can't wait to shop at Target (or Ross, Barnes and Noble, etc)" or "I can't wait to be stateside again so that I can eat Mexican food, be near … Continue reading Okinawa, I can’t wait to…
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.