DIY: Crushed Red Pepper

Homemade Crushed Red Pepper

One of the biggest pains in the garden this year, besides fire ants and weeds, has been the Serrano plant. It’s a hold over from last year’s garden and the only reason it got a reprieve was because I got it mixed up with the jalapeno plant. Serrano peppers are hot. Really hot. Too hot [...]

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Garden Fridays: What to do with all those cherry tomatoes

Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? Me, too. Isn’t it awesome I’ve pulled together a few of our cherry tomato greatest hits and would love to hear about yours in the comments section! 1. Quickly roast them. And then toss them with pasta, leftover chicken, and artichokes… Or penne and mozzarella. 2. Slow-roast them. [...]

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Garden Fridays: Carrots & Tomatoes

Rainbow Carrots

It’s the end of June, and in southeast Texas, that means the temperature climbs into the 100s and things start to get crispy. Really crispy. Our yard, my hair, the garden… okra. It’s also time to start on Garden Part II for late summer/fall. The strawberries have slowed drastically, even though I’ve been pretty diligent [...]

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Garden Friday: Ladybugs!


I am terrified of heights and most things that have more than 2 legs. And I have a 2 year old girl who is obsessed with all things bugs and lizards. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE BUGS AND LIZARDS?! So gross. I’d happily take an obsession of pepto-pink princess stuff over bugs and lizards. [...]

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