This is one of the best gifts I have ever been given. Our Sales Specialist in Indiana is always talking to me about gardening. His father is a great gardener so we are always exchanging stories. Dave told me about this couple that made these trowels and I was very interested. So he bought me one and I love it. It is by far one of the best tools I have ever had. So sturdy and sharp, perfect for transplanting, weeding and digging. It is amazing. Please contact these people, they call this a Deep Digger.
Brewer Design Ser. Inc. 1-317-392-1751 www.flags-poles.com
So I am working on a major Strawberry Project but at the same time getting so much done as far as harvesting and preserving. Wow I have made enough tomato juice for a year and fresh barbecue sauce for dinner.
Anyway, just a pause in the action. What about frog legs? I have been seeing so many baby frogs and toads in the garden.
He was sitting on the grill... Asking for it?????
I love doing mini blogs. Maybe I need to learn how to tweet.
So I thought I was done with the masses of tomatoes. No way. So I have made two special recipes.
Zucchini Provençal and Fresh Tomato Juice.
Both were excellent and provided great food for my healing husband. Zucchini Provençal
1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 to 3 green onions chopped 1 clove garlic finely chopped 4 to 5 smallish zucchini sliced 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 TBLS chopped fresh parsley 1 TBLS chopped fresh oregano 1 TBLS chopped fresh basil
1 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, but do not brown. Add sliced zucchini and stir fry with a wooden spoon only under tender crisp. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Add chopped tomatoes and stir a minute or so. Turn off the heat. Sprinkle cheese over the top and let sit until it melts. Serve from the skillet. Messy, gooey goodness. Secret: Do not over cook.
I need to work on tomato juice recipe. Randy said it is too spicy.
I just finished a blog about yesterdays project of dividing my iris!! Check it out on my State by State Gardening Blog. Don't you like my helper? He would have been happier if I had been dividing catnip!
This has been a wild month. I have been in and out of hospitals caring for a sick husband( He is now on the mend). Writing articles and giving speeches, plus trying to maintain the gardens and harvest the prizes of my labors. I am afraid my blog has suffered.
I took in several bunches of flowers for the great nurses at Jewish Hospital downtown Louisville.
Today I am trying to again plant kale and other fall crops. I did this once and lost them all to MR Rabbit. So I have found a safe product that is suppose to keep the critters at bay. The marigolds have just been eaten. So we will see.
I hardly ever use any Chemicals even environmentally safe ones such as this one. But it is not going on any plants just a barrier on the ground around the garden. So I will know tomorrow. Stay tuned.