fresh garden salsa

there’s something really magical about fresh, homemade, garden salsa. the colors are vibrant.  the flavors are unmatched. and when paired homemade tortilla chips, just so ever slightly salted, you’ll just want to eat the entire bowl. if you grow nothing else this spring than cilantro, tomatoes and some chili peppers, you’ll still be happy after […]

so cal garden explosion

we’ve got rogue tomato plants all over the garden.  take exhibit A.  i didn’t plant this one and look how amazing it is! i’m sort of insulted, to be honest, b/c the tomato plants that i staked, trim regularly, and talk to, are basically ignoring me. but these rogue plants which my friend never picked […]

how’d that tomato plant get there?

i love seeing the world.  but i also love returning and seeing what’s happened in my garden after a week away. the trumpet vines on our garden trellis are finally blooming and they’re gorgeous! these make me so happy!!!!  you can see that all of the raised beds are doing great.  the heat hasn’t started […]

fall is HERE! i found a pumpkin in my garden.

that’s right folks….i didn’t think it would happen. i planted pumpkin seeds in june….and we had amazingly gorgeous huge leaves.  they grew all through the yard.  then they started to get the white powdery fungus. so i ignored it figuring nothing would come of it.  it was 100 degrees+ in our area for weeks….i certainly […]

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