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Jul 24, 2014 / 2 notes
Something please turn red.
Jul 24, 2014 / 6 notes

Something please turn red.

Jul 15, 2014 / 4 notes

30 Days of Zucchini
Day1
Zucchini Parmesan

1. Slice 2 large but not baseball bat size zucchini the long way (don’t bother peeling)
2. Dip in flour
3. Dip in egg
4. Pan fry in vegetable oil till almost cooked
5. Place on layers of paper towel
6. In an oven safe dish layer fresh sauce, zucchini, salt and pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese all the way to the top of the pan.

Bake at 375 till it bubbles

First zucchini giants of the year. Here we go again. Zucchini in the morning and zucchini at night…
Jul 15, 2014 / 7 notes

First zucchini giants of the year. Here we go again. Zucchini in the morning and zucchini at night…

Garden update july 15
Jul 15, 2014 / 1 note

Garden update july 15

The cucumbers grew huge from the rain.
Jul 15, 2014 / 79 notes

The cucumbers grew huge from the rain.

Kitchen sink mini muffins
This is one of my favorite ways to use up what I pick in the morning from the berry bushes. It is a blueberry, raspberry, banana, chocolate chip muffin. They are so delicious and you end up with a whole bunch of different muffins favors all in the same batch. Sometimes you end up with a few banana chocolate chip or just blueberry raspberry because all the ingredients can’t for in a mini muffin all at once. 

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wild raspberries
Blueberries
2 over ripe bananas
Handful of milk chocolate chips

Directions
Heat oven to 400° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or coat it with cooking spray, vegetable oil, or butter.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups of the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and combine. In a second bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla. Gradually add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined; the batter will be lumpy. 
Add 2 mashed bananas and Toss the berries with the remaining flour in a bowl. Gently fold the berry mixture into the batter.
Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Sprinkle the batter with the remaining sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Jul 13, 2014 / 1 note

Kitchen sink mini muffins
This is one of my favorite ways to use up what I pick in the morning from the berry bushes. It is a blueberry, raspberry, banana, chocolate chip muffin. They are so delicious and you end up with a whole bunch of different muffins favors all in the same batch. Sometimes you end up with a few banana chocolate chip or just blueberry raspberry because all the ingredients can’t for in a mini muffin all at once.

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wild raspberries
Blueberries
2 over ripe bananas
Handful of milk chocolate chips

Directions
Heat oven to 400° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or coat it with cooking spray, vegetable oil, or butter.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 3/4 cups of the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and combine. In a second bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla. Gradually add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined; the batter will be lumpy.
Add 2 mashed bananas and Toss the berries with the remaining flour in a bowl. Gently fold the berry mixture into the batter.
Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full. Sprinkle the batter with the remaining sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

I’m weeding. They are watching.
Jul 9, 2014 / 14 notes

I’m weeding. They are watching.

The last of the lettuce. The plot will be planted with beets next.
Jul 9, 2014 / 5 notes

The last of the lettuce. The plot will be planted with beets next.

For Nyackbackyard. See the moon on the leaf. So cool.
Jul 5, 2014

For Nyackbackyard. See the moon on the leaf. So cool.

Today’s harvest
Jul 4, 2014 / 3 notes

Today’s harvest

Jul 4, 2014 / 5 notes

Garden Status- Fourth of July

nyackbackyard:

This is a variety of watermelon I’m growing called “Moon and Stars.” They’re spotted instead of striped. I noticed today that the foliage also has little constellations!

We are growing the same heirloom variety! I cant wait to see the fruit. Did you notice that just like the melons the leaves have a moon and stars pattern mine all have one larger circle.
Jul 4, 2014 / 16 notes

nyackbackyard:

This is a variety of watermelon I’m growing called “Moon and Stars.” They’re spotted instead of striped. I noticed today that the foliage also has little constellations!

We are growing the same heirloom variety! I cant wait to see the fruit. Did you notice that just like the melons the leaves have a moon and stars pattern mine all have one larger circle.

Sheldon the rooster followed close behind me as I picked berries this morning. I think he thinks this is his berry bush. At one point he got a little too close and I threw my phone at him, but I missed. I just kept picking.
Jul 4, 2014 / 82 notes

Sheldon the rooster followed close behind me as I picked berries this morning. I think he thinks this is his berry bush. At one point he got a little too close and I threw my phone at him, but I missed. I just kept picking.

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.
Jul 4, 2014 / 1,237 notes

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.