Monday, June 27, 2016

Stovetop Casseroles, Baked Goodies, & Soup (New Recipes of the Week~16)

No recipes, just pictures.

Here's part of what we tasted new in February.

Cheesy, spicy, juicy
No-Tortilla Enchiladas

More cheesy, saucy goodness in
Stovetop Lasagna

Another Baking Day
Big & little cakes along with puffy quick hamburger buns.

Soup and sourdough bread.

Those mini cupcakes got iced for a party!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Company's Coming!

We enjoy having friends into our home for meals. 
It's nice to tidy up our space, fix a nicer-than-usual meal (eat dessert for once), and set the table all nice-like. In general, it's just plain nice. 
For a glimpse of all this niceness, just scroll on down!



Finally, a table filled! 
Please pass the bread!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gardening in April

Here are some photos of cool season plants that are stretching up and adding green to our backyard dirt space.

This lettuce clump overwintered and is growing nicely for some early season salad crunch.



Spreading strawberries.

Sugar snap peas.

Tomato and lettuce and basil starts inside. 
Annie planted some giant zinnias and marigolds inside as well.

Baby lettuce and the big "survival" lettuce, plus my transplanted indoor starts 
(see that tiny pack of red and green mixed leaves)?

 The cilantro rapidly shot up.

 Turnips galore.

 Blooming strawberries!

 Taller peas.

 Raspberry sprouts or shoots.

April's yield: 1 pound of assorted produce including
cilantro, turnip greens, chard, lettuce, parsley, and chives.
7 1/2 hours of logged time spent in the garden.
Weed, plant, water, weed, pick...