Rotkohl

The cabbage this year didn’t do great in their new spot. I am realizing that the corner of the bottom bed may not be good for plants of the cabbage family. I did however, get enough from the 6 plants that I was able to make a big batch of Rotkohl. It is a German…

Work Smarter, Not Harder

We have learned a lot over the years of landscaping and maintaining this yard. Things that now seem like a no-brainer way of doing things, were figured out usually in the hardest way. Yes, some of these may seem like such a simple, logical things to do, but in talking to others, or watching at…

Let’s Salsa!

I have zero groove, but let me tell you, I do a happy dance when I eat homemade salsa. I haven’t made much canned salsa in the past, sticking with fresh Pico de Gallo instead. This year, with an abundance of tomatoes, it was time to make some salsa….and it is YUMMY. Here is my…

August Comparisons

I feel like this August was pretty comparable with August 2021 on the weather front. It was very hot, with some high temperatures and records broken, and very little rain. Thinking back to last year, August did actually get some lower temperatures but I think that was because the sky was blanketed in smoke that…

Basil, Basil, Basil.

In this post I am referencing our out of control basil plants, not our out of control dog. Ha! In all seriousness though, we once again grew a lot of basil, and I already have enough pesto, so I need to come up with a different use that will let us extend the time that…

Pretty Picture Mask

Back in February we re-did a wall in our basement bedroom. It was old panel board that had been painted a dull green. We ended up replacing it with drywall, which was an adventure for us because neither of us had ever even helped someone else drywall before, so it was a lot of YouTube…

Homegrown

Gardening is something that I think a lot of people think will be easy to do. We did. And for the most part, it can be. But is can also be a ton of work, especially if you go crazy like us and make the majority of your yard into garden space. And it isn’t…

Zucchini Herb Scones

This year I only planted 1 zucchini plant and thank goodness! We love zucchini, and this year we actually have been keeping up with the vegetable. Though, that could be because I have had some pollination problems, but still, glad we aren’t randomly dropping them on neighbours doorsteps and running before they can tell us…

July Comparisons

July has treated us pretty well. We have had some nice warm weather with a few stretches of higher heats. The hills have now all turned brown over the last month and we are once again looking like a semi-arid desert. Starting the month of July in 2022, we were almost 10 degrees cooler, though…

Asian Cucumber Salad

Summertime we find that most of our meals focus on a salad and protein, usually BBQ’d. I was getting bored of the proteins and salads we had been having and found a Tandoori marinade at the grocery store. I decided that some BBQ’d tandoori chicken sounded delightful! So, I bought the marinade and had to…