Tag: garden

<i>Fatta In Casa</i>–Italian From Scratch

Fatta In Casa–Italian From Scratch

This little Italian girl always loved lasagna. Even though lasagna uses the same basic ingredients as other Italian dishes (noodle, sauce, cheeses), it’s the structure of lasagna I love.  It is organized.  And I am a big fan of things being organized.  I always was. […]

June Traditions

June Traditions

My bag packed for the 5th Grade overnight trip, I had my sweet tooth covered. But that’s about it… It would be our last year at Club Getaway, so we’d have to make it count. This included sneaking off from my group to take scenic […]

November’s Blur

November’s Blur

For perspective, a stop at Long Island National Cemetery during menial errands on Veterans Day. So many lives. Savory crepes at Lil Choc Apothecary before Choir! Choir! Choir! in Brooklyn. Pulling beets prematurely. Educating the youths.Soon after he raked the yard. #futureman Dinner party planning with the […]

Ladybug/Slug Break

Ladybug/Slug Break

While planting bulbs in the backyard, I encountered this lovely ladybug and slug who did not mind a photoshoot.  So I obliged.

Summer Outtakes

Summer Outtakes

Without the Empire Pass this year, I am not getting to the beach as often as last year. I am stealing the EZ-pass to go, however. This was some mushroom. I wanted to buy it and sit on it with a hookah.  The butterfly bush […]

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Porno for pyros Pink, white & teal, close enough Fountainhead Marshmallow meringue parfaits Independent lunch–Field Roast burger, potato salad, corn on the cob Black-eyed Susan up, with ladybug superfly friend A Big Galoot snuck in to cool off. So handsome. Lilies are up. Tomatoes dropping […]

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

V marks the spot! The Electrician recently made this concrete and wood base for a set of new ‘his & her’s’ grills. My exclusively vegan grill is an upgrade from the separate grill rack that was all-veggie. I just had to mark my grill with […]

It’s All Green / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 35: Seven

It’s All Green / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 35: Seven

It took a while for spring to spread her green. But she’s here, finally. Wild life in the backyard. Clematis blooming. Iris parade on the side of the house. Rose bushes also showing signs of green. Garden still contained.  Anticipating these tomatoes  My lucky 7 […]

Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 1: Garden Startin’

Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 1: Garden Startin’

The worst part of gardening are the pesky mosquitos that just love attacking me and feasting on my delicious, clean blood… and other buggies who eat my harvest. This year I have employed fragrant herbs to deter and repel those killjoys. These herbs will be […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

Back to Lunch

Back to Lunch

Sundays in Fall means back to lunch. As the school year continues to kick my butt, I adjust slowly–feeling my best at some point on Sunday morning. In the middle of my making lunch for the week. Sweet potato mash, roasted red beets, and roasted […]

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Though I am knee-deep in planning for September, I am holding on tight to the Summer. In the backyard, Black-eyed Susans attract the bees… and other bugs who take nibbles.  “She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires.” The garden is looking a bit chaotic. […]

Weekends mean…

Weekends mean…

Quality time with the cats… after they had quality time in the basement by the saw. All-you-can-eat Indian lunches, in a strip mall. The day-after cupcakes for breakfast. Visits to a jaggedy smile-like skyline. A lounge in the sun inside. [A shaven Fluffster recouping from […]

Autumnal Check-in

Autumnal Check-in

Cauliflower White Bean Risotto with sun dried tomato, spinach and pine nut. I love cauliflower, like I love all the veggies in the Brassica oleracea family but… if you’re storing some up for the week you have to deal with a little bit of stink […]

October Out and About.

October Out and About.

We recently visited the Jersey Shore, by accident really. Our fumbly roadtrip had us arriving at Kaya’s Kitchen, Belmar’s down-home vegan eatery, in the awkward span of time between the old lunch lull and prior to the start of the dinner menu–which is unfortunate, as […]

Welcoming Autumn

Welcoming Autumn

This is entitled “I’m strong to the finish, cause I eats me spinach.” I tend to eat more greens during the autumn. Likely to balance all those fantastic autumn starches. As I wait for my garden’s Brussels sprouts to grow into thick knobby delights, I’ll […]

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

After a trip to the farmers market (and Williams Sonoma), it was time to test out the brand new grill pan. Fresh veggies transformed into smokey delicious charred delights, atop quinoa. A hands-off amazing meal. Speaking of fresh veggies, my plum tomatoes are almost ready […]

Hello, Home

Hello, Home

I brought back some German cat treats for the kitties… …and de Rit Organics hazelnut and white chocolate spread for me! In my absence there was some great growth in my garden. Big fat eggplants blooming!Plum tomatoes taking shape…Stark white blooms. The Electrician picked me up […]

How My Garden Grows

How My Garden Grows

Some exciting happenings in my garden! My very first tomato showed its face. These are plum tomato plants, a favorite of my for roasting. I look forward to a fruitful harvest. Purple skin of my very first eggplant! Discovering this made me giddy. My Brussels […]

Summer Sweetness, And Some Bitter

Summer Sweetness, And Some Bitter

2-ingredient banana soft serve straight from the Vitamix! With a homemade hot fudge. Definitely worth an overheated blender. When The Electrician shows an interest in a cupcake, I need to deliver. Peanut butter creme-filled cupcakes with a thick chocolate buttercream. I can’t stop taking pictures […]

Horseradish.

Horseradish.

I was so excited to see that Fairway finally had horseradish! I had never even seen the flavorful root before–just glass containers of Gold’s white and purple varieties. The real deal… and rung up mistakenly as the cheaper celeriac. After gazing at it now and […]

Eat Your Yard!

Eat Your Yard!

The Electrician made me a garden! I planted transplants because I’m not cool enough to sow seeds (yet). In the ground: arugula, red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and basil. My grandmother’s garden gnome is finally back on duty. In other plant […]

My Garden’s Progress

My Garden’s Progress

It’s been a couple of weeks and things are getting taller, especially the arugula. It’s also sprouting flowers, which isn’t a good thing. They are seeding themselves. I love that I can see the start of a Brussels sprout here… and the beginnings of broccoli. […]