Farm Garden Update

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…

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It looked fairly well-kept in the beginning 😉

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Lazy Girl Marinara from Scratch!

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!

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Walk around the Farm

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.

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Chanterelle mushrooms

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Easy-peasy pickled banana peppers

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!

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