“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
― Etienne de Grellet
― Etienne de Grellet
Though I have been able to manage publishing my posts with the new WordPress editor I still have a lot to learn. The best way to do that is to play with it a little bit, so I put some of the farm photos I’ve taken this month into a slide show.
Please let me know what you think. Do you like the side show format or would you like to see the photos all on one page and scroll down through them to view? I appreciate your feedback. 🙂
Where does the time go? It was 24 years ago today that I gave birth to my youngest daughter, Lindell.
In keeping with my Disney dedications to my daughters I have selected two songs for Lindell. The first one reminds me so much of Lindell, who has worked as a hostess, waitress and bar tender.
I’m sure it is her beautiful smile and friendly personality that has made her successful in each of these positions. I have had several of her customers tell me that Lindell was their favorite server and how much they loved Lindell.
The second selection is also a Disney song. I chose this song as it reminds me of Lindell when she was young. “Stubborn” was the word that was often used to describe her. When ever I would think stubborn or hear someone else use the word I would correct it and use the word “determined” instead. As frustrating as it could be, I always wanted to put a positive spin on it.
Seeing how far she has come I am certain the her
stubbornness determination has served her well. 🙂
Happy Birthday Lindell. I Love You. 💖
Despite not following some of the gardening strategies that I had mentioned earlier this year, like planting by the moon and companion planting, our gardens have produced abundant crops. For the last several weeks we have been blessed to be enjoying meals prepared with fresh home grown vegetables. We are thankful to be eating well.
Some of the meals we’ve enjoyed include:
Yesterday’s Dinner – Beef Stew (with home grown potatoes, swiss chard, celery, tomatoes and garlic)
Thursday’s Dinner – Pepper Steak over White Rice (with home grown bell peppers, tomato and garlic)
Wednesday’s Dinner – T-bone Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash and Sautéed Swiss Chard. (with home grown potatoes, garlic, squash, and Swiss chard)
Spaghetti – with home made/ home grown sauce
Corn on the Cob
Green Beans with Garlic Butter
Banana Pepper Poppers
All this, my friends, is why we do what we do.
The Banana Pepper Poppers are one of our favorite side dishes. They are easy to make so I decided to share the recipe. (Please note that I am one of those cooks who does “a little of this and a little of that” so the amounts do not need to be exact. Feel free to put the word “about” in front of each ingredient listed.)
Banana Pepper Popper Recipe
6 – 3 to 4 inch banana peppers
4 ounces cream cheese softened
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
three strips of bacon cooked and cut into bits
a few shakes of crushed red pepper (optional)
bread crumbs (optional)
Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove stem and seeds. Place in baking dish. Mix together the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, bacon bits and crushed red pepper. Fill each pepper half with cheese mixture. Sprinkle each pepper with bread crumbs (optional). Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes (until peppers have softened). Enjoy! 🙂
Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator they are even good eaten cold.
Are you eating any in season vegetables?
Do you have a favorite seasonal recipe you would like to share?
This spring my dad ordered some seeds to grow Teddy Bear Sunflowers. Since he had more seeds than he had space to grow them, he gave me some seeds to plants at the farm. They are now in full bloom and since Dad hasn’t been out to the farm this year I wanted to share the photos of the sunflowers.
These Teddy Bear Sunflowers have a fluffy looking blossom.
Each plant has multiple flowers.
They are a dwarf flower growing between 24 and 36 inches high. While I didn’t get a close up of it, the bees are foraging these just as they do other sunflowers. Thanks Dad! We will have to save some seeds for next year. 🙂