Monthly Archives: February 2015

Beautiful Sunset

IMG_0101God is an amazing artist with the sky as His canvas.

Pictures never do it justice.


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Fresh Basil Pesto

IMG_0032You can never go wrong with pesto. It’s great way to preserve fresh basil, whether you get it in the thick of growing season. . . . or in January. (Never in my wildest dreams.)

I love this recipe, because you can tailor it how you want it! Here’s what happened to the basil above

Easy Basil Pesto

2 cups Basil Leaves

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions: Throw everything into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Use immediately or freeze in an ice cube tray for later.

Fresh, simple, wonderful — you can’t go wrong until you have pesto from fresh basil leaves. You’ll never go back to the canned, store-bought stuff again. (I know I won’t)

P.S. Feel free to throw in some pine nuts. Or dried tomato. Or roasted bell peppers. Or lemon juice. I better stop here because the possibilities are endless!

Note: To get the “pesto ice cubes” out of the tray, let them sit out 15 minutes or run hot water over the bottoms briefly.


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What We Do in the Winter


“What do you do in the winter?” We get that a lot. A few weeks ago we asked for your guesses: “What do farmer’s do in the winter?

The answer?


Mini-toms! Miniature Cherry Tomatoes growing growing happily despite the dead of winter.

Well, the farmer who is my husband doesn’t let the winter stop him from growing things.



Flats of Rhubarb!


These guys will get transplanted into the garden come spring. We might have extra, if you want a rhubarb plant!


Cold weather bell peppers, meant especially for green houses.


Say hello to the indoor grow system! Seriously, it makes me wish I were a plant. The environment is practically tropical in there. Thanks Dave and Julie!

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What’s YOUR Favorite Vegetable?

We’ve been sharing our favorites with you. Now it’s your turn!

Tell us what your favorite vegetables are! (Really, we’d like to know.)


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