Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Tomato, Cucumber and Bean Garden Salad with Herbs de Provence

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Tomato, Cucumber, and Bean Garden Salad with Herbs de Provence

Tomato, Cucumber, and Bean Garden Salad with Herbs de Provence

Tomato, Cucumber and Bean Garden Salad with Herbs de Provence

I threw this recipe together when I had an abundance of vegetables in the garden and a long day at work.  It’s simple and satisfying.  A few pieces of crusty bread and you have a light dinner.
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Lemon Cucumbers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Lemon Cucumbers

Now that we have a yard, we can grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This year we planted a lemon cucumber vine and we’ve had quite the harvest – about 10 lemon cucumbers so far, with 5 more on the way.
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Blue Bottle Coffee at SFMOMA

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Review – Blue Bottle Coffee at SFMOMA

This weekend we went to the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) mainly to catch one of the last weeks of How Wine Became Modern Design + Wine 1976 to Now, which was really cool.  Afterward we headed up to the fifth floor rooftop sculpture garden and café, which is a Blue Bottle Coffee café.
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Growing Early Girl Tomatoes

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Early Girl Tomato Plant

Early Girl Tomato Plant

How are those veggies coming?  I wanted to introduce you to ” Early Girl,” our tomato plant.  I have been planting and growing Early Girl since I was four years old and following my grandma around our very large garden in Washington state. I choose Early Girl because she produces tomatoes in the least amount of days compared to almost every other tomato plant on the market.  This fine specimen was purchased in a quart-sized container, which I always recommend, rather than seed.  For the money it’s the best investment because it will come to fruition much more quickly.

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Blue Lake Pole Beans in the Garden

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Blue Lake Pole Beans

Blue Lake Pole Beans

This is the time of year when everyone wants to get some dirt under their fingernails.  If you are out in your yard looking for a place to start a garden think outside the box.  I have planted six of the famous Blue Lake Pole Beans up against my rose trellis this year. I recommend getting your seeds from a reputable company, such as Johnny’s Selected Seeds.
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