What do you do with all of the green tomatoes still left on the plants at the end of the season? You make salsa!!
It’s so easy and tasty! Since there is no measuring, this can easily be adjusted to accommodate for the amount of tomatoes that you ended up with!
I’ve got a nut allergy kid in my house, so we make pesto with no nuts!
I have made this so many times that I honestly don’t measure it anymore.
I have been making all sorts of yummy pies this summer and I’ve perfected the Graham Cracker Crust!
Have you ever had homemade whipped cream? Try it! You’ll never go back to Cool-Whip!!
We grew a ton of jalapeno peppers this year and they are so much hotter than the ones from the store. I made this dip last weekend and it was a big hit. We’ve put this stuff on everything!! We’ve used it as a chip dip, put it on baked potatoes, and on sautéed zucchini. It’s so delish! Just throw everything together in a food processor and blend it until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors mix together. I have a hard time waiting!!
I started picking up knitting again this year. I made these 2 scarves out of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. The orange and pink one is for my daughter and the white one is for me. Each one is done with Seed Stitch – alternating knit stitch and purl stitch on an odd number of stiches. I love this yarn for scarves because it’s soft, thick and has a little stretch to it!
Each year my daughter likes to make her teacher something for Christmas. This is the first year when she has more than one teacher, so we had to think of something that would be cheap but could be customized for each teacher. I challenged her to come up with something that would use up some of the arts and craft supplies that we already had.
The other thing that I made from the unexpected bounty of cayenne peppers that we got in the farm share was Homemade Frank’s Red Hot. This recipe doesn’t make very much, but it could easily be doubled, tripled…..you get the idea. It’s super easy and quick.
As part of our farm share this summer, we got some cayenne peppers. I had never grown cayenne peppers and really didn’t know what to do with them. I don’t think that many of our fellow farm sharers knew what to do with them either because instead of rationing them out like all the other produce, they were in a box that said “help yourself”. So, I took a bunch……about 200. I did a little research and realized that there were two things that we eat pretty regularly that are made from cayenne peppers……crushed red pepper flakes and Frank’s Red Hot sauce
Each year I try a new plant or two. This year, I found seed potatoes on sale and thought that I would at least try them. I followed the directions on the box for the seed potatoes, which basically involved cutting each of the potatoes into about 1 inch pieces, each with one eye (sprout). I left them on the counter overnight.
I had a couple of plastic pots from last year that didn’t hold up very well. I cut rectangular holes out of the sides of the one that was in worse condition so that I would be able to see the progress or get some potatoes out without disturbing the others. I put that pot inside the pot that without the holes cut in it.