Purslane

Purslane

Purslane is one of the marvelous volunteers in my garden plot. While others see it as a weed, I encourage it, and harvest a bag or two every week during its growing season. Here are three ways I use purslane: in my morning greens smoothie in soup – it has a...
Too Much Zucchini?

Too Much Zucchini?

There Is No Such Thing as Too Much Zucchini My growing space is small, so when people see that I have two hills of summer squash, both zucchini, they’re sure I must be a beginner gardener who doesn’t have a clue about how much those hills are going to...
Summer Harvest Soup

Summer Harvest Soup

8 cups homemade chicken broth 2 cups carrots, sliced 1 medium onion chopped 4 stalks of celery, sliced 1-2 cloves of garlic, chppped 4 cups zucchini, cubed 1 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup purslane, chopped 4 sprigs of fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried Heat the broth in a...
Third Sunday of Epiphany 2016

Third Sunday of Epiphany 2016

Psalm 19 Luke 4:14-21 I Corinthians 12:12-31   Abba Father God, Bless Your holy name. Let your reign come now, Let your desires be carried out. Bring your peace to birth, As in heav’n, so on earth. Give us bread, daily; Free us, as we free. When the way is hard,...
Seventh Sunday of Pentecost

Seventh Sunday of Pentecost

Psalm 48: 1-3, 8-11, 14b Luke 13: 10-17 Both the bent over woman in today’s gospel reading, and the woman with the issue of blood from last week were healed of their conditions by Jesus. Also significant is that they were given love and respect by Him, something...
Coconut Flour Biscuits and Buns

Coconut Flour Biscuits and Buns

This recipe is one of the most repinned pins I have on Pinterest, so when Zujava shut down causing the original location to disappear, I reposted it here. Easy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Biscuits, Buns and Artisan Bread How to Make Gluten-Free Biscuits If you’ve...
December Dandelions

December Dandelions

You need a certain mindset to think dandelion leaves are lovely. A Sunday afternoon walk is pretty common, but stopping to pick dandelions? Not so much. But when you consider that they are chock full of health benefits, more than almost any vegetable you could buy...
Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

Last year, our kale plants provided delicious salads right through until early spring. I didn’t manage to get this year’s winter kale crop seedlings in as early (actually I was a full month later) so I can’t expect the same production from these...
Fortextacies

Fortextacies

I continue to be impressed by this amazing bean variety. At the beginning of September, I expected to pull the plants after what I considered to be a full harvest, but I’m an optimist and when I saw new blossoms, I left them alone. The vines are bedraggled and...
Tucked Up for Winter

Tucked Up for Winter

I thought about calling this post The Dark Side, but that wouldn’t be fair. The north end of the plot is getting ready for winter and won’t have any more work to do until early spring. As a result of covering this quarter with black plastic, the soil will...