in the kitchen

Some fun things happening in the kitchen this week. First off the Husband and I finally got around to canning some jalepenos. We grew these in the garden- a strange variety- they are quite large and red! We used this recipe, which we have used […]


Enjoying the last weeks of summer here. ~ picking tomatoes, picking tomatoes, picking tomatoes- they are really kicking in now! ~ enjoying the huge batch of pico de gallo and guacamole the Husband made to use up some of said tomatoes ~ making tomato salads a […]

perfect summer lunch

Nothing is easier or more delicious than a simple summer salad for lunch.  Cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden, little mozzarella balls from Trader Joe’s (called Ciligene at TJ’s), a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper.  Putting it on a plate is optional.  Yum. I […]

scenes from the garden

We got a bit of late start on the garden this year, so we are just starting to get tomatoes.  After a few disappointing years with tomatoes, we planted them in a new spot this year.  Wow! They are looking great!  We were having some […]