Tag: food

Chili Pepper Bug Spray for Aquaponics

I found this recipe on one of the aquaponics forums that I read which can be used to repel/kill those pesky bugs and catepillars on your plants. This doesn’t have to be used for an aquaponics system btw. Get a couple of hot chilis, seeds and all and add to a blender. Throw in a [Continue]

The garden is almost ready

I spent a lot of time on the garden this weekend.  Here are a couple pictures of the progress so far.  I have the following vegetables planted so far.  I will post a longer list of activities as the season progresses. Better Boy Tomatoes (5) Big Boy Tomatoes (5) Yellow Hierloom Tomatoes (2) Goliath Tomatoes (6) [Continue]

Recipe: Candied Orange Slices

I have been looking for this candied orange slices recipe for the last couple weeks and I think I found it, finally!  It all started about 3 years ago when I was watching some videos on the NYTimes.com website made by The Minimalist.  I believe his name is Mark Bittman.  I know he still writes [Continue]

Down for the count

It’s been a little over a week since my last post. I have a pretty good excuse for slacking in my posts. I have been attacked by the flu bug and have really had no interest in getting online to write anything for the last week. I don’t want anyone to think that I have [Continue]

Gardening Tips for Everyone

I’ve been reading a lot of gardening books and articles about beneficial plants for your garden.  I’m sure everyone has had some type of issue with pests or wild animals destroying all of the hard work in your garden.  I know I have.  Living in Georgia, I am constantly battling the wildlife such as deer [Continue]

Planning Your Garden Series

Planning Your Garden Good planning is essential to a successful vegetable garden. Vegetables have specific requirements and you must choose your site carefully to ensure a bountiful harvest. Here are the basics you need to consider before you select your seeds. Test Your Soil Drainage is the soil’s ability to absorb moisture and let excess [Continue]

Recipe: Southern Potato Salad

I have been making this potato salad for about 10 years and everyone asks for the recipe.  I have been planning on putting it on the blog for a couple months now but time has not been my friend.  Although this recipe has a list of ingredients, you are encouraged to swap out ingredients to [Continue]

Recipe: Fresh Pasta with Sausage and Mushrooms

Fresh Pasta with Sausage and Mushrooms Kosher salt 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 lb. sweet Italian chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 lb. mixed sliced mushrooms (like oyster, shiitake, and cremini) 4 medium scallions (white and green parts), trimmed and thinly sliced 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes [Continue]