In My Garden

Filed Under: Garden
Radishes and Rainbow Swiss Chard

It's been about a month since I last wrote about my garden and it's time to give you an update. Between the last time and now, I've managed to kill several plants but keep most of them alive. I've started looking at more seeds since my goal is to keep growing through the seasons. Tucker says ...

My Seedlings Can Eat Your Seedlings’ Brains…If They Have Brains Which Would Be Scary As Hell

Filed Under: Garden
Peas and scarlet runner beans on March 21st.

My peas and scarlet runner beans have shamed me into admitting that, when the package says to "direct sow", I shouldn't ignore the instructions and start the seeds inside. The reason? Cause the fuckers will TAKE OVER. Every day, I'd take the seed container down and check if more seeds had sprouted and the kids would get ...

Garden Redux, Yo

Filed Under: Garden
Dark Purple Opal Basil

Remember when I wrote that post about being obsessed with gardening and I even made a spanking new category especially for the new obsession? Wondering why I've only posted four things since I announced the new category? Um...well...everything died. How's that for sucktastic? I'm not exactly sure what happened though I highly suspect it had to ...

Fields & Lane Forester Gardening Glove Review and Giveaway!

Filed Under: Garden, Reviews/Giveaways
Cara thinks my Fields & Lane gardening gloves will make her plants grow.

When I first started thinking about having a garden at our new house, I imagined fertile, black soil. I imagined cool breezes with just enough sun to warm your skin. What I never got around to imagining was hard, red clay and days straight with no sun and potting soil stuffed so far up under ...

Whether You’re Single or Taken, Have a Valentine’s Day Cocktail [recipes]

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Sandeman Porto Wedding Punch

Valentine's Day is either one of the most celebrated holidays or the most reviled--depending on who you ask. But no matter what camp you're in, one thing just about everyone can agree on is that the perfect cocktail can make just about anything better. The two Port concoctions below will be amazing whether you're entertaining a ...

The Kids’ Gardens Win the Garden Sprouting Contest

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Garden
Cooling racks below the seed starting pots.

One of the things I was most excited about when I planned on starting a garden was getting the kids involved. Caroline and Oliver will eat vegetables but both kids would much rather the vegetables be covered in cheese and, while cheese IS quite yummy, the cheese tends to cancel out the healthful benefits of ...

Raw Food Recipe: Avocado and Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Garden, Recipes
Swiss Chard

I was talking with Heather earlier and she mentioned she had #HomeChat coming up tonight on Twitter and I inquired as to what these homechatters would be discussing. Raw foods. Hold on, here. Raw? People aren't supposed to eat raw bacon. Doesn't Heather Solos know this?! Now this is funny to me but Heather will be rolling her eyes ...

I Might Have Ordered Too Many Seeds for My First Garden

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Garden
TONS of seeds for the garden

And by "might" I mean "most likely and probably closer to definitely." I've been waiting on my seeds to get here for a few days now and as each day passed, I got more and more excited about the PURPLE bell peppers--Who knew there even was such a thing?!--and the green and yellow striped tomatoes and ...

Gardening Obsession

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Garden
Victory Garden vintage poster

I tried to grow things when we were in the apartment and I managed to grow an impressive cache of purple basil I bought at Target on a whim. I have no clue as to what variety it was but it looked like these Dark Purple Opal Basil plants. That stuff grew like crazy and ...

It’s Times Like These When I’ve Very Glad I Very Much Like Ham

Filed Under: Food and Drink
Too much ham

It's not as yummy as bacon but it's damn close.