Garden

How does your garden grow?

July 29, 2011
Purple Carrot

How are your gardens doing? We’re experiencing the worst drought that I can remember. Like the kind that’s so bad, my rain dance long ago morphed into a tropical storm dance. That bad. But I’m not going to whine about our water bill because when it rains 3 times in 6 months, all kinds of [...]

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Chicken Pesto Lasagna Rolls

June 15, 2011
Chicken Pesto Lasagna Rolls

One of the biggest lessons learned from our vegetable garden this year is that we are never going to be as big a fan of salad greens as I want us to be. Another big lesson? Squirrels are crafty little bastards that will get any tomato that they want, regardless of how hard you try [...]

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Sweet Peas

May 20, 2011
Sweet Peas

Peas were one of the first foods I made for our daughter, and it was the first food she refused. She just wouldn’t have any of the beautiful, bright green puree. I added a pinch of some finely shaved Parmesan to the warm peas and all of a sudden, she couldn’t get enough of them. [...]

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Broccoli

May 6, 2011
Broccoli

Our gardening strategy could be summed up with: Plant first. Google questions later. We’ve made some missteps along the way, for sure. Plants we planted in February (toss one back for the long Texas growing season!) would have been better suited for planting in September. Like broccoli. What we planted 4 plants that were ~5-inches [...]

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Our Garden

April 15, 2011
Green beans

While I will always complain about the 613% humidity in August, there are many advantages to living in Texas: Bluebonnets in the spring. Frito pie from the high school concession stand on chilly fall Friday nights. The world’s best smoked brisket. An enviably long growing season Our last frost date (on paper) is in mid-February. [...]

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