All posts tagged: home grown food

My Oh My, Purple Potatoes?

Update October 19, 2014:  My family and I were able to enjoy some of our fall harvest…together!  I knew I missed having my hubs around on the weekends, but having experienced life without him every Saturday and Sunday over the past 7 months, has really made me appreciate the time we had around the table as a family today.  And, we got to try our purple potatoes! The Recipe :  I had a small amount of little baby potatoes, enough for 2 adults and 2 kids, so I boiled them until tender, added about 1/4 cup milk, about a tablespoon of butter, 1/4 tsp real salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill weed, and finally about  1 or 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.  I mashed them all together, skins and all, and they were deelish! Regrets:  Just wish I had more of these yummy potatoes!  I planted them in an area that was over crowded, so I was unable to do the cage method and did not hill them up.  I think I could have really …

I Garden Because I Can….Pun Intended

Why do you like gardening? This is a poem I wrote about what gardening means to me, during the summer of 2012, when my family and I took on a huge garden plot…we planted around 100 tomato plants, thinking only a few would survive…but almost all of them did! I was in over my head, and it was so much work, but it was an experience I’ll never forget! Since then, I have taken on much smaller gardens, only planting about 6 tomatoes a year.