Blackberrypalooza

Patience.  It’s a virtue.  It’s just not one of my better traits. I planted three bare root, thornless blackberry bushes on the outside of my garden years ago.  Not much happened the first two years.  They grew, produced a lot of leaves and some berries, but nothing to write home about.  Somewhere along years three… Continue reading Blackberrypalooza

Season’s Greetings

…the stocking is hung by the chicken coop with care… As Advent draws close to Christmas and the cold days keep us tucked inside the warmth of our homes with those we love, I am relishing my Christmas tree and the many ornaments tucked within the twinkling lights that represent my hobbies.  In the spirit of… Continue reading Season’s Greetings

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

One of the many things I love about gardening is the ability to pull out food that I grew in the summer on the coldest days of winter and experience the tastes of summer, especially when you’ve had enough of it in the summer and worried about your efforts going to waste on wearied taste buds.  There’s… Continue reading Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread

Meyer Lemon Curd and Challah

While schools are still closed and the business of day to day life is altered as the state clears away snow, what better time than now to harvest my few Meyer lemons and make lemon curd.  And golly, might as well make some challah bread to go with it! Citrus fruits tend to be harvested… Continue reading Meyer Lemon Curd and Challah