Garden 2011, Part 2; 3-day growth


WOW! Just three days after I planted my garden I was outside watering and got a big (OK, little) surprise. Check out the what I saw when I got when I looked down… I can’t believe this is only THREE days growth! Tiny little leaves had already broken through!!

Here are my two . . . → Read More: Garden 2011, Part 2; 3-day growth

Advice Needed: 2011 Garden, Part 1; what to plant


As I mentioned in my Haven’t fallen off planet post, I have been working on a Garden post. Well, actually I have been spending the last four days recuperating. I spent the last three weekends working on my garden. Since my fall back in January, my back/lumbar/tailbone has been problematic and made it difficult . . . → Read More: Advice Needed: 2011 Garden, Part 1; what to plant

Hubby’s Favorite Chili

Thought of the Day…Chili represents your three stages of matter: solid, liquid, and eventually gas. ~Roseanne, “Don’t Make Me Over,” May 1992, spoken by character Dan Conner

We had this for dinner last night and Hubby said, “This is the best chili you have ever made.” Needless-to-say, I was quite happy!

Cast of . . . → Read More: Hubby’s Favorite Chili

Slice Bell Pepper and Avoid Seeds

Thought of the Day…Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. ~Chevy Chase

Do you ever get frustrated with bell pepper seeds when you’re slicing and/or dicing a bell pepper? Do you start by cutting in and around the stem and then dealing with the leftover seeds? I used, too. But never . . . → Read More: Slice Bell Pepper and Avoid Seeds

Cut onion without tears

Thought of the day… An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~Will Rogers

Preface: I have a recipe I will be sharing in a few days and today’s post as well as tomorrow’s is “prep” for that recipe.

As you’ve probably deduced . . . → Read More: Cut onion without tears

Pot Roast with Rosemary and Thyme

Thought of the Day…Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

I was at the Farmer’s Market and bought a top round roast and wanted to prepare one that was tender and juicy.

I grabbed my Pioneer Woman Cookbook and flipped it opened to the . . . → Read More: Pot Roast with Rosemary and Thyme