Recipes

Oct 11 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Recipes, | 10 comments

Iris Delight

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I have missed my garden and I have missed my gardening friends and I have missed my best friend – all because of too much work and bad weather, in that order! I can never have too much work, because this means there is a positive feeling out there in the market! The bad weather isn’t really BAD – just when too much rain takes over the garden, I don’t feel like [...]

Aug 13 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Recipes, | 10 comments

Garden on a plate

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Wow – that was some storm we experienced over the weekend. I was so worried that the hail storm was going to ruin my veggie patch and when it rained cats and dogs, it was going to wash everything away! Glad to report that there are only small pools of water and the garden has survived. So much so, that I could pick an amazing lunch salad from the greens all around [...]

Mar 05 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Christine's garden, Gardening, Recipes, | 20 comments

Garden Bloggers Harvest Day for March

GBHD March 16

Welcome to our third Garden Bloggers Harvest Day this 5th day of March 2012. Our Two Gardens have surprised us again this summer!  We love sharing with you the delights of our gardens on this day each month! Also, having a peek into your veggie patches will inspire and delight! There is so much to grow and enjoy! We can create great meals from our patch of heaven in our gardens! What’s growing in your edible [...]

Feb 05 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, Recipes, | 18 comments

Garden Bloggers Harvest Day for February

butternut squash

Welcome to our second Garden Bloggers Harvest Day this 5th day of February 2012. Our Two Gardens have yielded a collection of incredible edibles this summer!  Sharing with you what comes out of our gardens on this day each month will be fun! Also, having a peek into your veggie patches will inspire and delight! There is so much to find in the back garden! Let’s see what can be harvested from Barbies Garden this month [...]

Mar 31 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Recipes, | 6 comments

Tons of Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Wow – have a look at my harvest of tomatoes! And there are still lots more on the vine. Hannes and I had some fun this afternoon just taking these photo’s. He is such a great creative director! Just makes a boring tomato photo shoot a total fun event! I hope you enjoyed the tomatoes, Chris. I also gave some to Kristen, and she was so amazed and said, “Wow, and this [...]

Mar 13 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Recipes | 2 comments

What to do with all the Basil?

Basil Pesto

It’s really hard to believe that after two weeks of starting my veggie planter I have so much Basil that I need to find a use for it. I think I planted the first Basil plant about a month ago and together with the batch I planted in the new veggie planter I have so much that I decided to make Basil Pesto. Here’s my Basil Pesto Recipe: Ingredients for approximately 250mls [...]

Feb 06 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, Recipes | 3 comments

Fig Jam Recipe

Fig Jam

Fig Jam 5 pounds chopped fresh figs (2.5kg) 6 cups of sugar 3/4 cup of water 1/2 cup of lemon juice  To prepare chopped figs: Cover figs with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain, skin, stem and chop figs (I prefer it without the skin on, but the extra schlep is worth it). Combine figs, sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a large sauce pot. Bring slowly to a boil, [...]