Spices were the topic of discussion over there today. I used to buy in bulk from Frontier but they are a bit pricey for me. So I've switched. Mountain Rose Herb has lots and lots of organic/non irradiated spices for about half of what the other site charges. I also use Costco and I buy the 2, one pound blocks of yeast that work really well.
Fresh spices are always wonderful. Certain times of the year my chickadees live on pesto sauce and I try to freeze enough for future pizzas. Yummy! I grow dill for dips and cooking, basil, sage, and garlic. I know, garlic in FL? That's what I've been thinking, but the "books" all say it can be done.
For 2 years I've planted garlic and onions. My onions grow, but don't bulb. Still haven't figured that one out and they are the bulbing variety. Garlic, I put it in the ground and it shrivels up...So I decided it must be the garlic (it couldn't be me). Last summer I ordered seeds and organic elephant garlic. Can I just say cha ching! What was I thinking... (I know what I was thinking ..conquer!)
Anyway, the package arrived with three, count them with me 1, 2, 3 cloves (not bulbs) of garlic which equaled 1/2 pound for (drum roll please) $9.95! Yikes!
So last fall I popped them in the ground. They shot up beautifully. Nirvana! I was going to have 3 pounds of yummy garlic. Well then everything stopped. They got to be about 3 feet tall and even ended up flowering. Nothing more. I pulled one sometime in March nothing. It looked like one of my onions. Disgust and waste went through my mind!
Well last night Farm Girl and I were in the garden picking tomatoes and brussels sprouts when she asked if she could pull the garlic. Sure, it was laying dead on the ground. I told her not to be disappointed and went back to what I was doing. Next thing I hear, "look, look". Out popped a bulb of garlic and another!
So I'm going to try and replant them in the fall. Maybe I'll get 8 or bulbs next spring. Maybe I'll become the Garlic Queen of Florida!
Two great things we use to stay cool! 60 cones for $1.50 and ice cream that last and lasts!
Ice Cream Cones that won't increase your waist line!
The Little Chef taste testing Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt.
Homemade Lime Slushies.
I don't have any pictures but here's my recipe:
- 1 peeled limes
-1 cup sugar any variety (be forewarned the natural ones change the color)
-1 cup water
- Blender crammed full of ice
- 5 to 6 strawberries or blueberries
Blend until smooth. Sip and watch out for Brain Freeze.
What's your favorite cool down recipe?