Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Slow Cooked Deviled Chicken
1/2 onion thinly sliced
3 carrots, peeled and cut in half
4 stalks of celery, cut in 3 inch pieces
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 chicken, cut up
1/8 cup olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
2 T Dijon mustard
1 T honey
1/4 t dried tarragon
1/4 t sea salt
1/8 t ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
Prepare veggies and layer in the bottom of the crock pot (always put veggies in first). Arrange chicken pieces on top of veggies. Mix the remaining ingredients except the bay leaf, and drizzle on top of the chicken. Tuck the bay leaf in and put on the lid. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours. Serve with brown rice.
Got to go work on that paper or I will no longer remain ahead of the game. :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
I've decided to become a collector. I love passion flowers and I am hoping to collect a new variety each year. I found a great site called Passiflora Online. I will be using this site quite a bit. There is information on varieties, tips on care, and places to purchase vines and seeds. I just purchased two more varieties while writing this entry! OK, so more than one new variety this year, although my guess is that the plants I ordered today may not produce anything this year.
This first picture is of Passiflora Passion Red Lady Margaret and is the second addition to my collection. I purchased it about a week or so ago at Behnkes Nursery. I am trying to decide if I will re-pot it and keep it on the deck or put it in the ground like my other passion flower vine.
This is the first of my collection and I believe the variety is Passiflora Alatocaerulea. I grew this on a fence last year and it was spectacular. I dug it up in the fall and put it in a pot. I kept in a sunny window over the winter and now it is back in the garden in the same spot. No flowers yet, but lots of buds!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Ariel view of the tomatoes
This is a new garden and I need to figure out how it works. I can tell that the area where I put the herbs, which is very close to the peppers, holds water. Of course, where I need it dry, it's wet. Some of the herbs may need replacing. I moved a few second year parsley plants from other areas in the yard and they just want to go to seed, no real growth happening. The basil is also not doing so well. I need an abundance of both of these herbs for cooking this summer. I'll put a few new ones in in another section and see how they do.
This is how the garden started earlier this year. I tilled out an area around the deck. I had some old edging stones from the garden that used to be where the deck is now, so I used them them to map out the edibles garden area. The long area on the side of the garden is what I call the cutting garden, I'll talk about that garden on another day.
Mr. Max walking in the garden with the broccoli, beets, yellow squash, cucumber, tomatoes and sunflowers.