Saturday, August 11, 2012
This little guy, who sprouted after we’d given up on sunflowers for the year, is much bigger now and about to bloom!

This little guy, who sprouted after we’d given up on sunflowers for the year, is much bigger now and about to bloom!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Zucchini Comparison!Top - Store boughtBottom - Homegrown

Zucchini Comparison!
Top - Store bought
Bottom - Homegrown

So much patty pan squash from a single plant!

So much patty pan squash from a single plant!

Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Claire and Jill:

A few days ago we picked some fresh tomatoes from the Bulldog Garden, and, because we’re not too big on raw tomato, we decided to cook ourselves some tomato sauce!

After looking up recipes online, we boiled the tomatoes until the skin broke (or, in the case of the smaller tomatoes, we took them out and cut them ourselves), and squeezed out most of the seeds. We blended the tomato until it was a smooth liquid.

After this… we kind of winged it! We added some water, then took out a bottle of tomato sauce from the cupboard to see what was in it! That led us to add olive oil and parmesan cheese. We also added in three little leaves of basil from the garden, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and salt for flavor.

When it was ready we boiled some elbow maccaroni pasta and mixed in the sauce, because we didn’t have a lot after it reduced on the stove. Delicious! :)

Friday, July 27, 2012
nonboringnorm:

Pretty purples

A patch of these popped up in the high school garden last year, and they returned this year in a different spot! They’re so pretty!

nonboringnorm:

Pretty purples


A patch of these popped up in the high school garden last year, and they returned this year in a different spot! They’re so pretty!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Patty Pan Squash! This is the third one we’ve gotten from one plant, and there are more on the way!

Patty Pan Squash! This is the third one we’ve gotten from one plant, and there are more on the way!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Surprise! More Corn!

Jill: Our garden has three stalks of corn—and we thought we’d only be getting a cob out of each of them, because that’s how many have been growing up until today. Today we found a one definite and few new potential cobs! :D

Saturday, July 21, 2012
pearlsteaandcupcakes:

my new hobby to add to list 

pearlsteaandcupcakes:

my new hobby to add to list 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cabbage Stir Fry!

Jill:

Earlier I mentioned not knowing what to do with Claire’s and my napa cabbage, and after a little Googling, I discovered that the white stalks can be used in Chinese style stir fry. (We added some carrots from the high school garden, which we’d swung by to water earlier in the day, so that’s what the orange is!)

We added two different stir fry sauces, and threw in some already cooked chicken when the veggies were ready for eating.

And when the chicken soaked up the sauce, we served it on a bed of rice. Yum!