I got home from being out of town and found an exploding zucchini plant! I want to incorporate more veggies into breakfast, so I thought that zucchini fritters would be a perfect addition to our table. I have to say I was really nervous to taste them. My kids were too! But the result was thumbs up all around. Success! So I thought I’d share the recipe. Continue reading
It’s spring in NE Ohio. The days are getting longer. The sun is shining. The birds are building nests. After a long, hard winter there is great relief that comes in the form of spring. I went out hunting in my garden today and was moving dry, dead leaves to see if I could find green shoots peeking out. Suddenly, I was reminded of how much God speaks to me through my garden.
Some of the varieties of tomatoes I had this year, I just loved! I had purchased a few organic, heirloom plants at a huge sale around me at the beginning of the summer. They were $3 a pop, so I hoped that if I loved them, I might be able to figure out how to save seeds to recreate this year’s abundant harvest. My problem had been trying to get seeds separated from that weird, goopy, gross part. I had tried everything in the past…smooshing it onto a napkin to dry, putting it in a strainer and trying to rinse it. I just couldn’t get it right. So I googled how to save seeds and saw a blog post from one of the college agriculture extensions (I’m so sorry that I can’t find that post again to give credit to them). I followed their simple steps and couldn’t believe how easy it was! So if you have some tomatoes left from your harvest, try this method:
I love my herb garden. All summer long, I go out and snip off fresh herbs to add to our summer dishes. But then fall rolls around and I know that the outdoor herb fest has come to an end. So in order to make the most of what I’ve grown, and to use those yummy ingredients all winter long, here’s what I do.
Mid October is garlic planting time! I planted last year for the first time and it was the easiest thing in the world! It’s sort of like planting tulips. You put the bulbs in the ground in the fall and in the spring they shoot out of the ground. By late summer, you harvest and let dry. Seriously, the simplest thing I planted this year!
Here’s the how to…