Cooking – Baked Buttery Garlicky Shrimp

New years eve and football bowl season provides a plethora of party recipes. We found this one touted as a NYE snack. To be honest, it is a little messy for a party if served in the cast iron skillet used to cook it in. But, Beth and I thought this was a great entreeContinue reading “Cooking – Baked Buttery Garlicky Shrimp”

Gardening – Basil: Indoor Strong

Basil. You’ve all seen basil plants at grocery stores and the big box stores who sell groceries. It’s a plant that we have consistently killed off year in and year out. We’d buy a grocery store plant with the high hopes of having a healthy, happy and productive plant to pluck off basil as weContinue reading “Gardening – Basil: Indoor Strong”

Cooking – Sauteed Pole Beans : Autumn Garden to Plate

Our autumn planting pole beans are way outproducing the bunch beans that were planted last spring. The bunch beans produced 12 to 24 beans per week. Pole beans? Roughly one pound per week the last two weeks. We had a mild frost last night, it will be interesting to see how temps in the lowContinue reading “Cooking – Sauteed Pole Beans : Autumn Garden to Plate”

Cooking – Simple Jalapeno Poppers: Garden to Plate

We’ve been teasing this Jalapeno Popper recipe for a few of weeks. Here’s the quick and easy recipe via our next door neighbor Karen. Ingredients: 8 Jalapeno Peppers 8 oz Cream Cheese 8 oz Cheddar Cheese (shredded) 1 cup Panko crumbs 1 clove garlic (pressed) 4 tablespoons butter Directions: Cut jalapeno peppers in half andContinue reading “Cooking – Simple Jalapeno Poppers: Garden to Plate”

Gardening – Garden To Table…Or Mouth

Operation Green Thumb continues. All be it a small harvest to date. It has been a tasty harvest. We have enjoyed lettuce and spinach greens, radishes, carrots, hot peppers, green and yellow beans, sweet pea pods, fingerling potatoes and cabbage. Most recently we enjoyed a Sunday lunch of fried cabbage and bacon with a sideContinue reading “Gardening – Garden To Table…Or Mouth”