Container Gardening in the Blazing Heat & Outsmarting the Squirrels

Dear Friends, Today is day five of 100-105 degree heat index. It’s hard to believe that two months ago highs were lingering in the 40’s and 50’s and I was worried about how long I had to wait to get my Spring vegetables planted. By the first of May it was in the mid-to-upper 80’s,Continue reading “Container Gardening in the Blazing Heat & Outsmarting the Squirrels”

Mediterranean Monday: Greek Pasta with Farmer’s Market Veggies

Hello Friends, It’s Mediterranean Monday, one week off schedule! Last week I was out of town, and that means no cooking and no blogging until I returned home. After I got back, I stopped by a local produce stand and stocked up on fresh veggies. I was itching for a dish that allowed me toContinue reading “Mediterranean Monday: Greek Pasta with Farmer’s Market Veggies”

Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!

Hi Friends! There are two kinds of spiders in my area that creep me out: the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. The latter of the two much more than the former, because the Black Widow tends to know its place here in Southeast Missouri–inside hollowed-out logs in the woods! The Brown Recluse, on theContinue reading “Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!”