Friday, August 31, 2007
I used to grow these Gladiolus (-es? -i?) in a raised bed in the vegetable garden.
But trying to reclaim the space for vegetables, I created this bed outside the garden fence. And I'm glad I did. What a gorgeous approach to the garden. And deer - even rabbits - don't eat them.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I like reading Brad DeLong for lots of reasons but Dark Wraith has the most lucid explanations of economic concepts I can imagine. Read his Pulp Economics to see what I mean. It's long and complex but that's life (if you're lucky.) It's a good investment of time 'cause when you finish you'll understand it.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
There's the Nori, wasabi powder, pickled ginger and dipping bowls. There's crab and avocado in the refrigerator and Maggy wisely settled for carrots and cucumber from the garden.
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
- Preheat oven to 425
- Combine first five ingredients.
- Dip zucchini slices in milk then in breadcrumb mixture.
- Place zucchini slices on a wire rack coated with cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until brown and crisp. Serve immediately.
I swear I wrote this and yesterday's post before I read that zucchini and sushi are Leendalu's least favorite recipes. I didn't even grown zucchini this year. I got some from David. But I'm guessing I'll be using this recipe with my summer squash soon.
Friday, August 10, 2007
|You Are Surrealism|
Dreamy and idealistic, you've created a world that is all your own.
It's very likely that you've either dabbled in drugs or are naturally trippy.
You are always trying to push beyond the boundaries of your culture and society.
You believe that art, love, and freedom can change the world.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is the season when my garden seems to be throwing things at me. I'm not complaining about too much food. But this is a garden for one person plus giveaways for friends. Tomatoes, onions and beans are staples I can store for winter. They each get about 48 square feet of garden space - about 10% of the total. Cucumbers and squash are primarily summer treats. They each get about 16 square feet and sometimes that yields too much.
Despite rabbits' depredation of my lettuce, I've met my long time goal to have lettuce ready at the same time tomatoes are ready. (There were ripe tomatoes but I ate them before I took this picture.)
Bluejays learned the wrong lesson last year when I netted the blueberries. Instead of learning to stay away, they learned to eat them a bit underripe. So they got quite a few before I put up the net this year. One bluejay, who cursed me loudly as I was putting up the net, has no trouble getting in (or out) under the edge. So, he's still getting some. Note to self: next year when putting up the net, don't wear a shirt with buttons.
There should be sound effects with this picture. Can't you just hear the storm coming?
Have I mentioned how much I love my new camera? The birthday fairy brought me a new Canon EOS and it's incredible. Photoshop says that the original of this picture can be printed at 48 x 32 inches. Of course I don't have that kind of printer but it's tempting to take it to a lab to see if its true.