Saturday, August 27, 2011

GoldFinches Loves My SunFlowers

A Goldfinch on A Sunflower

This Picture Is Taken Through A Screen Door Screen
and all in all it looks pretty good

Heirloom Red Broom Corn Grows
Amongst the Sunflowers That The Goldfinches
Love for their Seeds

Friday, August 26, 2011

HomeGrown Heirloom Beefsteak Tomatoes From Seed and Pizza Bagels

The heirloom  BeefsteaksTomatoes Covered
The whole Bagel 

Then I topped them with white cheddar cheese and
homegrown bell peppers some parmesan and put 'em in the oven for 7 minutes

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pickled Bell Peppers and Tomatoes in Bread and Butter Pickle Juice + Sunflowers

I love the bread and butter pickle juice
recipe I've found
so Now I pickle anything I can with it.
These are Tomatoes and Bell Peppers
in Bread and Butter Pickle Juice.

2 c. vinegar

2 c. boiling water

1 tsp. mustard seed

1 tsp. celery seed

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1 1/2 c. sugar

Squash on The Half Shell Filled With Stir Fried Veggies

When life gives you squash
and a lot of it, you best find
yourself a good squash recipe
and learn how to make it.

1 large acorn squash, halved and seeded

1 cup water

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 large Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, chopped

1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choiceHeat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place acorn squash, cut side down, in a large baking pan or dish; pour water into bottom of pan around the squash. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and chopped apples. Divide mixture evenly among partially cooked squash and return to oven for 30 minutes or until tender when flesh is poked with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped nuts to serve.

I modified the recipe that called for apples and nuts
added to a butter and cinnamon sugar juice to include
stir fry veggies instead of the apples and nuts.

It was good.....not to mention squash halves
can really fill ya up.

Yeah Yeah I know it's not acorn squash, but so what. It was good, that's all I know.

A Bigger Basket For The Beautiful Bounty Of My Colorful Garden

The gorgeous colors of the garden

I had to get a bigger Basket
to hold the bounty and fruit
from my labor.....It's Chow Time
In the garden

How many ways can I shoot a basket of veggies that I'm
So proud of?

About 7

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bell Peppers......... Black, Lime Green, and Green Green

The Loot....The Fruits of One's Labor's
The Peppers From the Garden
 Which Make GreatVegetarian Stuffed Peppers

6 med. green peppers

2 c. cooked rice

1 lg. egg, slightly beaten or 1/4 c. Eggbeaters

1 c. chopped onion

1 sm. can tomatoes or 1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 c. bread crumbs or wheat germ

1 1/4 c. grated Cheddar cheese

Cut off tops of peppers and remove and discard seeds. Dice tops, discarding stems, and mix all ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup cheese. Stuff peppers and place in a round microwave casserole. Put extra filling around peppers. Peppers should fit tightly. Cover with plastic wrap, piercing 4-5 times for vents. Microwave on High 15 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Cover; let stand 2-3 minutes. Then serve. This dish can be made ahead and frozen for later use. Do not cook until after thawed.

I modified this recipe and parboiled the peppers, added some tuna, and cooked them at 350 in the oven for 30 minutes
and they were yummy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Garden Montage of Acorn Squash, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Sunflowers, Amaryllis and MilkWeed Pods In a Teapot

A basket of Veggies in Meghan's Christmas Basket
(she knows who she is)

Gorgeous Small Sunflower with it's Bee

Tandem Yellowy Lemon Sunflowers

I'm a Little Teapot with MilkWeed Pods
That turn into Santa Clause Poofys
when they open
(everybody in the wilderness garden knows what a
santa claus is...ask any kid)

A moonflower

Presto Chango....... Blackberry Jam in an Hour From Fresh Picked Blackberries Outta My Garden

All the makings of Balckberry Jam Begin Here
with one berry from my Garden

Then a bunch of berries

The a bowl full of berries

Then you add the freezer jam packet of
pectin with  One and  1/2 cups of sugar to the
crushed berries

Sterilize the jars

And presto chango
Blackberry Canned Jam in
one half an hour.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Feather In a Web and A Leaf Just Hanging There In Mid Air

The feather in the web
A leaf hanging in mid air
by a spidery strand

The feather

The leaf again
 A very curious sight