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Vegetarian Caldo Verde

Disclaimer: I have never had the traditional version of this soup, so I don’t know if this tastes legit or not. What I do know is that it tastes good and is a welcome spin on the usual kale and potato stew that I’m a little sick of having. With a few hours gained back while [...]

Late Summer Veggie Garden Update

Things have been a little hectic here, so the garden hasn’t been getting that much attention other than automated watering.  I walked outside today to check the damage and was met with lots of overgrown tomato plants.  When these seedlings were first put in, I was hoping they would become giant and bountiful like the [...]

Sauteed Zucchini Noodles

I’m constantly amazed at how good simple, fresh vegetables can be. These zucchini noodles that I threw together on a whim for lunch came out better than I thought, mostly because I’m always skeptical about pasta-substitutes. I don’t have a gluten intolerance, so I wasn’t searching for a non-wheat pasta, but rather, a way to [...]

Simple Zucchini and Basil Soup

This zucchini and basil soup recipe is so simple but so good. Even without any cream, it had a rich, creamy texture. I bet it would be good as a chilled soup too.  It was perfect for using our soon-to-be bounty of zucchini and basil. I think we’ll be having this soup a lot this [...]

Landscaping: Almost Done!

The giant vase is put in, there’s a plant in it that we both like, and the pavers have been placed around the path. Most of the plants in the backyard have been planted. Tomatoes are in pots and the garden bed. The other garden bed has okra, zucchini, bell peppers, sorrel, and chives. The [...]

Landscaping: The Progress

Our landscapers, who seem great and talented, are definitely meticulous.  The progress is slow going, but I’m liking what I’m seeing so far. The front is looking a bit sparse, but I like the giant vase in the middle. I’m already loving the pavers. Beats having to roll the trashcan over the grass every week! [...]

Landscaping: The demolition

You know what I really hate? Grass! I have to waste a lot of water to keep it green. We waste a lot of time mowing and trimming it. And the worse of all, you can’t eat it and it doesn’t even smell nice.  Well, we were finally fed up with grass, so we decided [...]