So, how is our lovely garden doing this year? Well let me tell ya, it ain’t lovely, and it ain’t doing much! Our first year gardening in Georgia has been a challenge, and the rewards for our hard work have been minimal. But, (there’s always a but!) the effort we’re putting in this year, will mean better harvests in the future. At least, here’s to hoping…
Going to let y’all in on a little secret… I’m kind of lazy. I enjoy gardening and making things from scratch, which can be a lot of work. Sometimes, you just gotta find an easier way for things. I’ve found a lazier way of making marinara! You just need a slow cooker and an immersion blender, plus your ingredients. I love this method because this way I don’t heat up the house (our outside kitchen area is not ready yet) and I don’t have to babysit the sauce to avoid a scorched pot!
One of my favorite things to do these days is walk around our property, camera in hand. I especially love macro photography and flowers. Here are a few pictures from recent wanderings right in our backyard.
A super easy way to use up some extra banana peppers is to pickle them! Perfect on sandwiches, hot dogs, and even pizza, this recipe is a cinch to throw together and ready to eat in only two days. No canning required!