Lemon Alfredo Veggie Pasta (& one strawberry)

Now that I am actually getting fruit from my garden (no, really!) I am trying to find new ways to eat them fresh.  I realize at some point I'm going to have to can/freeze because I'll (hopefully) get too much to eat.  But for now I'm enjoying eating what I've grown.  It's really, really cool. … Continue reading Lemon Alfredo Veggie Pasta (& one strawberry)

Garden Woes (Bound to happen, right?)

So, it's the middle of summer, and here I was thinking I had totally converted my black thumb to green.  I was dreaming of sauce and salsa recipes for canning and feeding my family with fresh vegetables from the, er, driveway.  I mean didn't you see the cute little tomatoes and peppers on my plants? … Continue reading Garden Woes (Bound to happen, right?)

Basil Infused Oil

Speaking of basil, have you ever made basil infused oil? My husband's aunt suggested it after I posted about my basil going to seed. Turns out there are multiple uses for this delicious plant. Just put some of your basil clippings in a jar of cooking oil and allow it to sit on the counter … Continue reading Basil Infused Oil

Stuffed Pesto Chicken

I don't know about you, but I always have trouble stuffing chicken.  Or any kind of meat, for that matter.  I'm not sure how people get them all pretty and symmetrical looking without the stuffing leaking out.  And then breading it too?!  I'd just as easy buy the frozen ones at the grocery store and … Continue reading Stuffed Pesto Chicken

Driveway Garden Update

My friend recently told me that my garden was so "city girl" because of the orange buckets.  I had to laugh at this because I thought the orange buckets were so ugly, but my husband insisted on them because they were cheap.  My garden is "city girl" for a variety of other reasons, not the … Continue reading Driveway Garden Update