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Tomatoes Topped with Basil, Sweet Onion, and Parmesan

It’s mid-July and my garden is overflowing with tomatoes and I’m going to make Tomatoes Topped with Basil, Sweet Onion, and Parmesan. We love this simple refreshing tomato dish. It’s perfect to serve on a warm summer evening or even as a light lunch. This summer

Freezing Fresh Basil ~ Whole Leaf

(Updated post) My garden is overflowing with fresh basil. I love freezing the excess so we can enjoy our homegrown herbs in the cold months too. It’s easy to do. Today I am sharing 1 way to preserve your fresh basil in your freezer. For

Freezing Fresh Tomatoes

It’s almost September and the tomatoes are ripening faster than we can eat them. I Usually pressure can my tomatoes. This year I don’t have the time to drag all the equipment out. I decided to preserve my tomatoes the easy way by freezing them.

Chicken Chili with a Kick

We have had so many rainy days this summer some days I feel like making some comfort foods, like chili. I added chicken to my recipe instead of beef to lighten it up a bit. We like spicy chili at our house. I have some

Backyard Gardening ~ Cooking Pumpkins

This is the first year I have grown cooking pumpkins. Last year on my neighborhood walks I enjoyed watching the progression of a pumpkin plant a neighbor had planted in his front yard, right around some hostas. He let it trail along the bed and

Garden Station & Sunday Farmer’s Market

We have a really unique farmer’s market where I live. It’s only open a short time on Sunday. It’s not only a market, but it’s a unique community green space, in the middle of the city I grew up in. They have gardening, a fountain,

Simple Summer Salad

One of my favorite parts of summer is when the cucumbers plants start producing all those delicious cucumbers. Once they start producing look out, you will have plenty. We eat them almost every day in the summer. Today I am sharing a recipe using cucumbers.

Backyard Gardening 6/5 ~ Herbs

The weather has been very nice this spring. Not to hot and plenty of rain. I have been outside working in the garden or just sitting outside enjoying it. I have actually been blogging less these past couple of months. There have been many personal

Backyard Gardening 5/14/13

  Welcome to Backyard Gardening. Let me first start by say I’m not an expert at gardening. I’m someone who has been gardening in some way all my life from as early as I can remember. My dad taught me to outdoor garden. He always

Free E-book ~ Homesteading Guide For The Garden Homesteader

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Peeling Fresh Tomatoes

The tomatoes in my garden are ripening fast. Soon there will be so many that I will have to start canning and/or freezing them. I don’t want to waste even one tomato. You can’t get that fresh from the garden taste anywhere else. For canning and freezing my

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips Something that drives me crazy is when I see people storing tomatoes in the refrigerator. Have you ever eaten a tomato that has been stored this way? Yuck! Tomatoes get mushy and mealy when kept at a cooler temperature like

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