Thursday, July 29, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different!

For years we have enjoyed chocolate/banana smoothies. This morning...chocolate/cantaloupe smoothies! Sounds gross I know, but they were actually very good! Per serving...1 cup 8th Continent soy milk (it has to be 8th Continent or it just isn't any good), 1/4 cantaloupe and 1/2 to 3/4 cup ice. Blend together in the blender and serve immediately. Delicious!!!

(Note: If you prefer to try the chocolate/banana smoothies, eliminate the cantaloupe and add a banana instead.)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mantis In The Garden

I found this HUGE praying mantis while picking green beans in our garden. He was about 4 1/2 inches long. A hefty fellow indeed!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In My Kitchen Today (7/20/10)

Herbs drying in the oven, fresh tomato juice bathing in the hot water bather, French bread baking in the bread machine, and Ratatouille on the menu for company supper made with all fresh vegetables from the garden.

In My Kitchen Today - 7/20/10

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wasted Food For Thought

Here's an excellent article from Jill at LIVING ON A DIME on how 'small cuts can save big'...

Fresh From The Garden and Hot From The Oven - Margarita Pizza

One of our favorite summer time treats are Margarita pizzas (named after the queen of Spain for whom it was first made), and they're so easy to make! This one is made of tomatoes fresh from my dad's garden, and fresh picked basil from our own garden. To make...first make crust (1 c. warm water, 1 pkg yeast, 1 t. sugar, 1 t. salt, 2 T. olive oil, 2 1/2 c. flour), and spread in a pizza pan that has been drizzled with olive oil. Top with fresh, sliced meaty tomatoes, a handful of chopped, fresh basil leaves, and cheese (normally I use provolone slices, but today I used shredded mozzarella), and bake in a 450 degree oven until cheese is brown and bubbly; enjoy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Corn! Corn! And More Corn!

Just got done putting another 8 dozen ears of corn in the freezer (that makes a total of about 12 dozen this year). That will sure make for some good eating this winter!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Have been blessed with corn and cucumbers. Am getting ready to put the corn in the freezer and am thinking I might just pickle those cucumbers. Am drying herbs today, too.