How to Make a Salsa Even your Kids will (maybe!) Love
A bit overwhelmed by tomatoes and peppers from your garden this time of year? Yup, me too!
Thankfully, hubby LOVES salsa and I found this recipe that he thinks is absolutely awesome!
I’ve only been raising monarch caterpillars for about a month, but it’s amazing how much I’ve learned about what to do (and not to do!) in that short amount of time. It’s such a fun journey, I hope you’ll follow along.
This is the first year I’ve successfully grown beets, although I’ve purchased them from farmers’ markets before. The problem is that they’re terribly expensive around here (maybe it’s like that everywhere?), so when I get some, whether home-grown or purchased, I want to make sure I take full advantage of them.
So, what to do with those precious purple orbs once they’re in your possession? I’ll share my favorite thing to do with them, but give you some other ideas too, in case you want to do some experimenting.
I mean, what fun is gardening if you don’t do a little experimenting along the way, right?
If you’re like me, you grow way too many peppers every year. I find that some years, depending on the weather, I don’t end up with a bumper crop, so I just have enough for the basics like salsa (for hubby, I don’t eat peppers!). Other years, like possibly this year, the weather cooperates and I end up with peppers coming out of my ears!
So, what’s a gardener to do with ALL THOSE PEPPERS?
Summer is beginning to wind down (WAAAAA!!!!!), but that doesn’t mean your garden needs to become drab and boring. There are many different plants that are just getting started in late summer (or have been blooming all along and just keep going, much like the Energizer bunny!)
As a bonus, many of these plants are important for the bees and butterflies, particularly monarchs that will soon be making their long journey south.
I don’t think there’s anything that screams summer more than a round, ripe, juicy, sweet peach. You know, one that’s so ripe the juice just drips down your fingers and chin as you eat it? You end up looking like a sticky 5-year-old, but you’ve got a great big grin on your face because it was just SOOO good!
Zucchini. Love it or hate it, it’s a ubiquitous part of summer. If you grow even one zucchini plant, there’s a good chance you’re going to have enough zucchini that you may wonder what in the world you’re going to do with it all!
The good news is, there are plenty of easy, delicious ways to preserve and use your excess zucchini. Let’s get started.
I was recently talking to someone and mentioned that I was hoping to attract more bats to my yard. She was absolutely horrified, concerned that I would end up being exposed to rabies.
I thought most of the myths surrounding bats had been dispelled at this point, but I guess I was wrong, so I thought we’d talk about a couple of the most common myths and a few cool facts about bats.
I found a super cute decorative birdcage at Michael’s the other day and just had to buy it, but then couldn’t figure out what to do with it!
Then I thought, “Why not make a fairy garden out of it?” I mean, the holes are big enough for the fairies to go in and out, right?? Yes, I know, I’m a tad weird (but that’s part of my charm!)