The soup theme continues as we march into the end of another furlough week. This time, swiss chard from the garden is used up, stems & all, in a delicious vegetarian soup. Paired with chickpeas, the sweetness of the chard intensifies. If you chop the chard leaves small enough, they wrap perfectly around fusilli noodles ......Continue Reading
14 Oct 2013, Posted by Victoria in In the Kitchen, .
A few hundred thousand of my contemporaries & I are furloughed. After the initial shock of the federal shutdown wore off - we are into day 14 now - I started digging deep into my freezer & garden to cook for my family. One of the recent family favs was my Furlough Pho.
This ......Continue Reading
Autumn is here & the garden is slowing down. This year I added lots of flowers to grow in place of many heirloom vegetables that I normally grow. The dahlias were front & center this year, along with French marigolds & zinnias. I did grow 3 varieties of tomatoes, a bunch of hot peppers, Mexican ......Continue Reading
11 Aug 2013, Posted by Victoria in In the Garden, .
This year my garden is full of flowers. One of the newbies is the Unwin's Mixed Dahlia. They bloom in a variety of colors and grew from seeds instead of from a tuber. I have so much to learn about these gorgeous Mexican blooms, so I'll be devouring the American Dahlia Society website for tips ......Continue Reading
08 Jul 2013, Posted by Victoria in In the Garden, .
Two weeks ago we welcomed another munchkin into this world! Now that my 5 year old has a mini-partner in crime, I'm taking a few weeks off to acclimate her to the outside world.
Hopefully we'll be back to the farmer's markets & cooking with our garden bounty in no time, but if you need ......Continue Reading