Archive for August, 2013

Zucchini is taking over my garden. Goodness, even my hens are tiring of it. I have yet to bake a zucchini bread this summer so since the morning proved cool I could open the windows and bake away without heating the kitchen, or starting the competition between the oven and   Read More ...

Stuffed peppers are usually filled with a rice and meat mixture. The peppers are a bit tough unless you cook them forever in a liquid that only adds time and calories. This recipe uses roasted bell peppers and chicken. The peppers are sweet and so soft you can cut them   Read More ...

  Roasted  peppers are delicious! They are good chopped into salads or Mexican dishes, but a favorite use by many is stuffed peppers. Have you ever noticed that often once stuffed peppers are filled and baked, the pepper itself it difficult to get soft enough to enjoy? Many try blanching   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

If you garden and raise zucchini you are probably one the many people who always have more zucchini than you care to use. And yes, more than likely you will have a zucchini or two that slips past you and isn’t noticed until it is beyond huge. This is the   Read More ...

Lucky for me I grew up in a family that enjoyed food. My mother was a very good cook and her meals were delicious, and so complete. Our children used to look forward to eating meals at Grandma’s, especially breakfast. Meals never seemed to be made up of a dish   Read More ...

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I swear zucchini must fall from the sky at night. Lately it seems every morning the garden has more zucchini ripe and large than even possible. Of course they don’t really just appear. This says more about my careless picking style than anything else. What to do with this excess?   Read More ...

Red Granite Farm is a jewel! Located in central Iowa, just  a bit north of Ames, the farm offers a wonderful selection of fresh produce and an equally amazing selection of perennial plants! Don’t forget fresh eggs too! The Jonas family lives on the farm and the entire family helps   Read More ...

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For more years than I care to admit, I have waited for a ripe, red, tomato to appear in my garden. Often I would prowl the local farmer’s market in hope of landing an early red tomato I could boast of. Just the other day I was admiring my fat,   Read More ...

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