There is nothing better to warm you inside and out than homemade soup on a cold and damp winter day. This recipe comes from my blogging friend, Cathy, of Words and Herbs, who graciously allowed me to share her recipe with you. Cathy, formally from the UK, now lives and gardens in Bavaria. I usually make a cheesy potato soup, but this vegan recipe sounded … Continue reading German potato soup
I must admit, I have always been greatly influenced by English gardens and gardeners. My lifelong goal has been for my gardens to have the “cottage” style look, and I’ve always felt I was born on the wrong side of the pond. One thing I have noticed in the last few years is how many plants the English grow in pots. That is not to … Continue reading a trio of pots
I thought I’d give you an overall of my backyard. This is a view from my deck. I’m one of a few houses on our street where we all have deep front yards and deep back yards. Because it is a neighborhood built during World War II, the trees are very established and stately. I put in these picket fences at least 25 years ago … Continue reading my backyard
I was out watering the raised beds because, believe it or not, we haven’t had any rain for 3 days in a row. While watering, I was contemplating the things I needed to do on Sunday afternoon to get ready for the work week. I was going to make a bouquet for my desk at the office and decided if I laid the hose down … Continue reading this week’s bouquet
My garden is doing well this year thanks to all the heat and rain. I only grow the basics, nothing fancy. Just what I need, and this year, even less of that. So come behind the fence that divides the back yard, and I’ll show you around. The first bed with the tepee stakes are tomatoes, of course. I’ve got 12 plants and that is … Continue reading how does your garden grow?
Dill is a volunteer in my garden. I planted it years ago, and it’s been happily reseeding itself here and there ever since. It’s one of those plants that just dazzles me. I never tire of looking at it’s most delicate beauty, not to mention it’s smell and taste. I love it in salads and for making pickles. Often the dill and cucumbers do not … Continue reading dill