Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday's Garden

I have a confession.  This update should have happened last week, but I wasn't home, so here are the pictures from a week ago.  

This is the third watermelon.  I like this picture because the leaves around it are blurry and the focus is just on the melon.  I'm hoping tonight we will eat the other two.  They are in the fridge.  Doesn't that sound yummy?  Especially in the 90+ degree heat.

Here are my beans.  Today I am fixing beans, potatoes and ham in the crockpot for a weekend meal.  Foxy is working all weekend and this will be easier and cooler than turning on the oven.

It looks like a hot mess, and hot it is.  I will probably be canning tomatoes this weekend.  I can't wait.  Tonight I am making some fresh salsa.  Here is my recipe.

Fresh Salsa

2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 big onion, diced
2 green peppers, diced
Cilantro, chopped fine
lime or lemon juice (your choice)
Mix all ingredients, serve with chips.  

I usually can't stop eating this.  At least it's all veggies.  I'm thinking about making watermelon salsa too.  Has anyone ever made that?  I've had a melon salsa with cantalope and honeydew, but I'm thinking I've seen watermelon salsa and that sounds so refreshing.

Foxy is drying peppers.  He picked a slew of red chili peppers and jalapenos.  We use them all winter for chili, tacos, meatloaf, roasts, and his rub. Okay, now I'm getting hungry!

Band is having pictures today and then we (Daughter, Son & I) have a dentist appointment.  I've been going to my dentist since I was like 6.  He graduated high school with my mom and we are pretty close.  Dr. Bob has done a root canal on a front tooth of mine that I knocked out in third grade in a bicycle accident, taken out my wisdom teeth himself, and just been the best.  Now he is being the same with my kids.  

I have a lot of exciting things coming up.  Tomorrow, Daughter and I are getting our hair done.  She's ready to do a little color and I'm needing to cover the natural colors coming in.

Well that's about it for today.  Have a great Thursday!


  1. That salsa recipe sounds yummy! I didn't plant any veggies this year, so I will pick up the ingredients from the farmers market and give it a try!

  2. Those tomatoes look wonderful. I so so so miss good tomatoes. I don't think I've had a good one in a few years. I don't even try to buy them any more.
    Beautiful garden pictures.

  3. My mom and sister and I can every year. There's nothing like the conversation in the kitchen. :-) We think we're pretty darn funny...


  4. Your tomatoes look great - and I'm jealous of the watermelon. We have cantaloupe growing, but it's not ripe enough to pick yet.


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