Rachel’s Untitled Eggplant Recipe

So Addie wanted to pick out her own vegetable to grow this spring. Therefore we planted 6 eggplant plants.  They were purple and this was the reason for choosing them I am sure.  Anyway.  4 of them died, 1 is stunted and producing nothing, the last one is LOADED.  The poor plant is drooping with…

Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers! YES! I can say it really fast, can you?  I can also make pickled peppers.  This comes in handy since I don’t personally know Peter Piper.  These are fast, easy and delicious.  And they last for YEARS.  I opened my last jar from 2012 just last week…

Things I did not grow…..

I have grown lots of things in my life.  Several hundred pounds of corn and squash.  Close to 1,000 chickens. Maybe more.  And a little human.  This took the longest.  I even managed to grow and keep a houseplant alive for almost 2 years.  A feat in and of itself for me. Some years are better than…

Sweet Relish

I don’t really care for fresh cucumbers, I don’t dislike them I just prefer other veggies when given a choice. I do, however, LOVE sweet relish and pickles. So I planted a bunch of Pickling Cucumber seeds. And they came up. And then they died. I should really find another hobby…they looked just like my…

Salsa 101

In case y’all don’t know (though I’m pretty sure you do) I was born, raised and live in the great State of Texas. My husband, who is from Mississippi, always likes to say “You can always tell a Texan, you just can’t tell’em very much”. While I don’t ENTIRELY agree with him I must say…

Green Beans

Fresh green beans are a thing of beauty. I planted a row of green beans this spring. I must confess, the above pictured beans didn’t come from my plants.  No indeed. See the little brown, dead plant?  Yeah. So thankfully I have good friends who are much better at bean growing than I.  They gifted me…

Corn, Corn, Corn…

Remember the movie ‘Secondhand Lions’? I love that movie and one of my favorite parts is when Robert Duvall discovers the lovely garden he worked so hard to make produce a plethora of vegetables….well, it is nothing but corn. “Corn, corn, corn nothing but corn” his character groans. Thankfully all my seeds germinated and burst…