We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


We have been fortunate that our tomato plants have produced plenty of tomatoes. So this morning I rough chopped the tomatoes, gently sautéed garlic in olive oil for a few minutes ,added the tomatoes , and topped the sauce off with sea salt and pepper to taste. Even added a dash more of olive oil. I only cook the sauce for about 15 minutes, and then let it cool. Transfer to freezer bags and pop into the freezer. I will use it on pasta and top it off with fresh basil right before serving .

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Garlic Harvest

This is the third year for garlic which has been incredibly easy to grow. It has been a challenge thus year to harvest it because of all the rain. However today was the day. I have about 100 bulbs and Music which is a hardneck is a favorite of mine. We have more than enough to last the year. This
makes me so happy.