“Healthy & Fresh” Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad I ran across this recipe last week. I like all the ingredients; fresh corn off the cob, tomato, avocado and cucumber. I knew I needed to try! Today, I used our homegrown garden tomatoes, I had a cucumber in the refrigerator. I used a sparing amount of red onion as it [...]

Part 4 – 2020 Garden Journal: “Backyard Harvesting”

A few years ago we had many green tomatoes. We do enjoy fried green tomatoes! But we had more green than we could eat and wished they had turned red. Tomatoes in brown paper bag We tried this tip and it has worked for us! The above tomatoes fell from one of the vines, they [...]

Part 3 – 2020 Garden Journal: “ Three Months Later-Harvesting”

Getting to the best part of gardening...harvesting! The photos speak for themselves! New Garden One month old garden Today’s Garden Green beans, tomatoes & onion Almost Ready! Home grown tomatoes Vegetable Centerpiece! We are blessed with the harvest we have had so far. May you stay safe and healthy. #thepatientgardener

Independence Day Dessert

I was blessed to be able to spend time with my family this 4th of July. We had a delicious meal of grilled chicken, pasta, Italian sausage in tomato sauce with peppers & onion, steak, homemade salsa. So good! I am a Dessert Snob! Our daughter makes all types of dessert from cakes to cookies...all [...]

Happy Father’s Day 2020!

My family celebrated Father’s Day yesterday! We gathered at our daughter & fiancé’s home where a feast was prepared! Before the Feast We started with a fresh Greek salad, romaine Lettuce, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives with a light balsamic vinegar dressing Greek Salad Next we had grilled burgers, sausages and potatoes. Our [...]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am missing some of the favorites I ♥️ when we go out to eat. So I found a recipe for one of my favorites, chicken lettuce wraps. Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe Stir Fry Veggies Julienne Carrots, Celery & Red Pepper, Chopped Green Onion & Ginger Hoisin Sauce, Kosher Salt, Rice Vinegar, Canola Oil & [...]

Part 2 – 2020 Garden Journal: “One Month Later Garden”

It is hard to believe that 1 month ago we planted our 2020 Garden 2020 Garden planted Saturday, 05/09/20 We have been tending the garden over the last month. The rain ☔️ we had helped our garden grow. 2020 One Month Old Garden Saturday 06/06/20 This last month has been full of below temperatures and [...]

Part 1 – 2020 Garden Journal: “Beginning”

Gardening and yard work are all hobbies of normalcy. We started our garden & we are starting to see some progress! Bush Beans from seed starts Another Bush Bean variety - seeded right into garden We also did some varieties of lettuce. First two in Foreground-Romaine LettuceLast two in Background-Bib Lettuce We planted a marigold [...]

COVID Bird Watching

Is anyone else ready to get out & figure out what our new normal is? While I am navigating COVID rules, I am finding a peace & tranquility in bird watching. Listening to the birds singing is calming & comforting, it’s a familiar sound year after year. Yay! That has not changed! Bird in Flight [...]