It's what's for lunch!

I encourage everyone to have something planted in a garden, even if that garden is a bucket on the patio.  This is what we had for lunch yesterday.  It was so pretty ( and good) that I just had to take a photo of it. I might add that we had mint and wood sorrel ( a common 'weed')tea to go with it....more

Plant lettuce all the time.

Toward the end of March we had such mild weather and good rain, so I tilled up an eight foot section of my garden and planted a mix of lettuce and spinach seed. Now, in the early part of May I am harvesting a super variety of red and green lettuces, plus some baby spinach. ...more

Rain Gutter Lettuce Garden

Clean Your Lettuce


Bacon Lettuce Tomato (BLT) Spring Roll: I Broke the Rules. Sorry, Mom.

I wanted to have a fun, fresh, yet still devilishly-bad bacon creation for the spring roll and thus, the BLT spring roll is born. These rolls are satisfying, gluten-free, low carb and are the perfect lunch to hold you over till you want to crash with your carbs. Think of this recipe as a BLT sandwich in a roll that you can eat a lot of and not feel overloaded on bread....more

What a wonderful idea. My favorite sandwich in a low carb version. And your photos are ...more

It's Springtime: How do You Use Up Lettuce and Herbs?

When asking people about their weekly produce box, I heard from many of you who belong to Community Supported Agriculture Groups (CSAs). Y’all have reported that springtime is the most difficult because your farm share is flush with lettuce and herbs. So flush that your family starts looking like a bunch of rabbits and you spend all your time clearing every possible surface in preparation for drying out little leaves. (This is not just a problem for those in CSAs but also for all you over-eager gardeners out there.) I get it. I mean, how much lettuce and herbs can you really eat?  ...more

Somehow I have never become a gin fan, despite repeated samplings at my in-law's. But I ...more

Citrus Vinaigrette

Citrus Vinaigrette ...more

Why lettuce prices are going up

Garry and I have a favorite local restaurant, called Preveza. The cuisine is Mediterranean, which means the menu has both an Italian and a Greek flair.The last time we dined there we chatted with the owner, Nicolas. I told him how much we enjoy the food and the service. I also told him that one of my favorite things about the restaurant was that I could tell they used whole head lettuce and cut it up themselves, instead of buying processed, pre-cut lettuce like many other restaurants....more

Clean Your Lettuce


Just in Time for Earth Day: Building Our First Aquaponics System

Last weekend I had another one of those wild ideas that suddenly just manifests in your brain when you look at something. A little light goes off and you wonder why that thought never crossed your mind before. We get a lot of those around here. Pure moments of genius. Well, in our world anyway.  And we always share them with one another in an almost apprehensive way; knowing what we're about to say could sound totally insane when it's out of our mouths. It's always prefaced with one of us stating, "So I had this crazy idea..." ...more

Nice one! For days like this, we really need to be creative and resourceful as well. ...more