Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

A gourmet day

“It’s like a gourmet restaurant,” Mama proclaimed today, after I brought her this dish of Caprese skewers, featuring luscious tomatoes from our garden and our favorite Balsamic vinegar. Please don’t misunderstand. Yesterday, we ate drive-thru burgers and frozen yogurt. Today we had a wee gastronomic adventure at home. I like to think of it as balance.…

Pulling carrots

Today’s #OneGoodThing was our first carrot harvest! Mama and I grew these babies from seeds, and it was fun to see the bright orange appear as we pulled them from the depths of the soil this evening. We welcome your favorite carrot recipes in the comments!!! Seriously, this large pile of carrots is only half of our…

Homegrown celery plant

We grew our own organic celery plant for our garden using scraps from the kitchen. Mama and I tried this method last year and grew some of the most delicious celery, so we were eager to repeat the experiment. After a week of growing in this glass, we planted it this evening! Today’s #OneGoodThing was growing and…

Sharing our plants

We planted most of our vegetable garden from seeds this year, so it needed thinning out to give each plant room to grow. We couldn’t bear to toss out these beautiful plants we grew, not after we had followed their progress so closely. Mama and I were thrilled to get to share our extra cucumber,…

First radish harvest

Mama picked the first radishes from this season’s crop today, and ate them right in the garden. She has been carefully following and recording their progress since the day we planted the seeds. Mama reports the fresh radish was a bit sweet, and not at all bitter. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama‘s excitement to pick and eat the first…

Radish emerging!

We recently planted our vegetable garden by seed and today the first tiny green plant emerged! No surprise that it was a radish. Mama is over the moon about watching it grow, and that’s today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 91 of 365. And Day 822 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year ago today: Smells like Mema…