My Treasured Wisteria

I love our 50 feet of gigantic purple and pink Wisteria flowers that encase the arbor that my husband and I built over 25 years ago. They are still not fully open, however, it is supposed to rain today and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to share their beauty. I apologize for sharing these gorgeous beauties every year […]

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Spring Has Sprung At Our House

I always know Spring is officially here when the Grosbeaks show up at our bird feeder. Read on to see the flowers and plants that have either bloomed or sprouted at our house. I took this picture through my window about 6 feet from my chair. We are all waiting for the Orioles and Hummingbirds to arrive, any day now. […]

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Wild Puffball Mushroom

I am so excited, once again I have found a Wild Giant Puffball Mushroom in the wooded area of our yard. This is the strangest looking thing to come across if you don’t know what it is. Wild Giant Puffball Mushrooms are one of the best mushrooms I have ever tasted. Although they look totally different from the ones you […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a southern way to use leftover tomatoes from your garden that didn’t ripen. Soak, bread and fry the tomatoes for a delicious side dish for dinner or a snack. To see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe card click HERE. http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

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Freezing Jalapeño Peppers

My husband cleaned out the garden for the season and came in with 37 jalapeño pepper’s. It was another fabulous year with the garden giving us plenty to eat but I couldn’t eat anymore jalapeno peppers! I was chatting with Dorothy at http://www.vintagekitchen.org about all these peppers I had. She told me that she freezes her extra jalapeño peppers. Thank […]

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It’s Finally Here!

I bet you can’t guess what we will be doing once these hot and humid days are gone! Two dump trucks full of mulch (14 cubic yards) and more than three months after ordering it, I finally got my mulch. I contacted the place that delivered this in early May. When they didn’t bother delivering or calling me back I […]

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Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

This was a simple, fun and delicious way to use my cherry tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes and fresh basil from our garden. We had these for an afternoon snack but you could also use them for a colorful appetizer. They are filled with a cream cheese, onion and basil filling that tasted great with the tomatoes. Wash the tomatoes and […]

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Homegrown Tomatoes

One thing we plant every year in our garden is tomatoes. I used to can them but since I retired I can’t seem to find the time so we only plant enough to eat. I love cherry and pear tomatoes to snack on. Do you see how the large tomato is starting to blush on the end? We picked the […]

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Thank You

I am so humbled by my 11,481 followers that took my blog stats over 600,000 hits last Saturday. Who would have known that a simple country grandma like me would meet so many wonderful people just by sharing my recipes! I hope you enjoy these pictures of my Rose of Sharon Bush as much as the bees and butterflies enjoyed […]

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Summertime Pasta Salad

My husband surprised me with this delicious pasta salad. He added red tomato, yellow pear tomato and cucumber, all from our garden. He also added black olives, pepperoni and cheese with the pasta. Toss with a simple Italian dressing and you have a wonderful pasta salad for any occasion. This is a Pasta Salad I made a while back. You […]

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