How to Grow a Pumpkin Pie

HOW TO GROW A PUMPKIN PIE: Ask a kindergartener if it's possible to grow to a pumpkin pie, and they'll likely answer a resounding yes, especially after reading to them from the Scholastic Reader, Grow a Pumpkin Pie.

Ask a kindergartener if it’s possible to grow to a pumpkin pie.

I LOVE this age. They are old enough to understand, and young enough to still be magical in their thinking. And while they get that a pie won’t grow in the garden, they’ll still likely answer a resounding yes to your question.

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July’s Garden

Sometimes you think there won’t be a garden. Winter wouldn’t end this year. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planted and re-planted beans and cucumbers and carrots and chard because of those blasted critters. And then it happens . . . Horseradish - In the garden

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What’s in the Garden is What’s for Dinner

This time of year, the garden plans my menu. Whatever is ready for harvest is generally what’s for dinner. Our freezer is full of meat from local farms, and tonight we had pork chops with our vegetables. I brined the pork chops for a few hours in a quart of water with 1/4 c. of sea salt, drained them and patted them dry. Then Mike grilled them along with lots of veggies – green beans, broccoli, eggplant, okra and several types of peppers. While he was grilling, I chopped a few fresh tomatoes, a cucumber, a small onion, basil, parsley and oregano and tossed it together with mayonnaise*, salt and pepper and some garlic. Ready in 20 minutes and so delicious! What are you eating from your garden?

*It’s difficult to find a good store bought mayo. If you don’t make your own, this is one of the best I have been able to find.

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