Apricotageddon Jam

As previously noted we got inundated with apricots from our neighbours tree, so it was only natural to make a bunch of jam! Here is the delicious recipe followed by some chit chat (if you are interested). INGREDIENTS *Makes about 8 half-pints. 8 cups of diced apricots 1/4 cup lemon juice 5 cups sugar 1…

Apricotageddon

Last year in February (2020), when we were gung-ho to get out in the yard as winter was slowly disappearing, I wrote about trimming some trees that our neighbours have, which overhang the fence and our yard. In that “Boundaries” post, I noted that the trimming was partly to keep the fruit from our yard,…

Summer Garden Toast

This is one of our go-to breakfast or dinner summer recipes. It is super simple and delicious! INGREDIENTS Bread – your choice Tomatoes Onions or shallots cucumber Hummus or goat cheese Salt & pepper Eggs Bacon DIRECTIONS Make your toast. I recommend a little darker toast because you are going to load it up with…

Mid-Summer Check-In

Time to do a garden check-in. Overall the garden is fantastic. Everything seems to be growing well, though we have had a few hiccups. So let’s do a quick rundown of where everything is. Our flowers are all doing great. The planters in the front yard have grown abundant, with some of the vines hitting…

A Little Bit of Magic In Every Box

It finally cooled off enough that I could venture out to the non-air conditioned shop to build the carrying case for the Magic The Gathering deck boxes I made a few weeks ago. It was an adventure that I will re-count as I had a few hiccups that I had to work some magic on….

Shroom Surprise

Living in a semi-arid dessert leaves little room to find mushrooms growing anywhere in the garden. We drip feed most of our plants, so the watering that we do is directed and no water wasted. Top that off with our watershed experiencing a level 1-2 drought, it makes for a big surprise to be finding…

Brussels, beets, peppers…Oh My!

Another delicious recipe for you to enjoy. It is a simple summer recipe that is guaranteed to please. As with my previous recipe, chatter to follow so you don’t have to scroll for the good stuff (the actual recipe) This recipe makes enough for 4 people as a side, or 2 people as a main….

Reign of Fire?

Quick recap in case you missed the post (Mad Max Is That You?) and don’t really feel like going back and reading it. We have been living in a heat dome, which is essentially a rare weather phenomenon that turns an area into a pressure cooker, resulting in extreme high temperatures. Clouds are diverted around,…

Cauliflower Pains

Round two of cauliflower has not ended well. We had high hopes, but my research skills have caused us problems. In order to do better this time, I watched some YouTube videos, read articles and looked for advice for growing cauliflower. I felt confident when the first heads started growing and seemed to be thriving….

June Comparisons

Well as you know June ended with a bang. But some of that heat is sure to bring some of our plants rearing into July with lots to harvest. During the heatwave the cucumber plants have easily doubled in size each day during the crazy heat week, and the flowers are abundant. Little cucumbers are…