Posted on December 23, 2010 by therunninggarlic
The holidays are Here! I have been baking up a storm this week so I have plenty of goodies to give as gifts and to bring to the Christmas feast at my brother’s. I am really looking forward to all the family fun and “Eating” we will be doing! I have already had quite an exciting week receiving Christmas gifts … the same day that I received my new Mac computer, I also received my wonderful “huge” box of presents from a recent giveaway I had entered. The Pantry Blogger gave away tons of cooking tools (and I mean tons!) and I WON! Believe me they are very appreciated and will get well used!
This was left at my door ……… yes, there is a Santa aka The Pantry Blogger!
I opened the package and took out each item … in utter disbelief of all the wonderful goodies I now have. Remember that feeling on Christmas day when you open all your gifts and then organize it all and just sit there and “look” at everything? You don’t want to use or put anything away just yet … it needs time to be cherished. And so …. my gift still sits all laid out so I can take it all in and think about each item individually.
Of course, Ms. Billie thinks I am out of my mind and worries about my sanity at times! It’s OK I tell her…… it’s ok to believe in Santa Claus!
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Posted on October 6, 2010 by therunninggarlic
I was hoping for an occassion to bake this Garlic Cake and I made sure I have all the ingredients. The only problem is if I make it now I will be the only one eating it and I really don’t think that’s a good idea – maybe I could freeze most of it …hmmmm. It probably won’t be until next week that I make it so stay tuned if you would like to know how it turns out! I found the recipe in this Garlic Cookbook by Linda & Fred Griffith -
Make sure to stop by and retweet this post I created at my other blog – first 10 to retweet will receive Free Friendship Seeds and a Hello Card! What Fun!
I have also been working on improving my website and just added a new page last night called Add Listings. Some great great listings have been added so far and I hope to keep this idea going well into the holiday season and beyond. What do you think?
I can’t forget to show you these guys – remember, those pumpkin gourds I had drying out? Well, I painted up a few and have them smiling away being ohhh so happy!
Happy Fall !!!
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Posted on September 7, 2010 by therunninggarlic
Now that the summer months are almost over I have to say it was tough and HOT! I did very well maintaining all the gardens even during the 110 degree span, but I lost control when I had to leave for several weeks and the temperature actually soared to 115 degrees (heat index)!! If I had known the weather would get hotter I would have scheduled my back and forth trips differently, but as we all know… the weather can be unpredictable and this year was extremely hot here – very unusual! So today I arrived back up north here and the WIND is whipping around like crazy ….. unreal!
I am very surprised the Nasturtium in the huge pot on the deck survived and since it was cooler this past weekend it is actually blooming and thriving. I bet it prefers the cooler temperatures – I know I do!
The various peppers finally took off and I was able to harvest some -
Nothing like fresh salsa with your own homegrown jalapeno peppers! The tabasco peppers are still tiny and this is the first year I grew them. I am excited for their final harvest.
Tabasco peppers growing
I did have a little fun with the camera and took some neat pictures which I will have to add to my Flickr account ….
Make sure to check out the Garlic Giveaway and leave a comment for a chance to win some great garlic! Last but not least the Sunflowers were looking Glorious!!!
“I’m growing Nasturtium “Spitfire” for the GROW project. Thanks, to Renee’s Garden for the seeds.”
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Posted on September 7, 2010 by therunninggarlic
Gourmet Garlic – Chrysalis Purple (hardneck) – Inchelium Red (softneck) – Chet’s Italian (softneck) – Chesnok Red (hardneck)
I decided to share and give some garlic away! The winner can either cook up some delicious dishes and enjoy the garlic right away or plant the garlic in their own garden. Or they can do both – eat some and grow some!
Garlic is really easy to grow and everyone should have some growing out in their yard or possibly a big container if no yard is available (I would think this would work even though I never tried it …. yet). Separate the head of garlic into cloves (these are the seed to plant) and with root side down, pointy side up plant in about 2″ of soil leaving about 5-6″ between cloves. Plant in the fall (Octoberish) and your garlic should be ready to harvest early to mid July next year.
To enter the giveaway leave a comment here and your contact information so I can find you if you win. If you rather not post your email you can send it privately to firstname.lastname@example.org . The winner will be announced and posted here on September 21st and will have 48 hrs. to contact me with their address for mailing otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Stop by and check out the other Giveaways at Great Giveaways for a chance to win more prizes! If you are having a giveaway of your own you can add it to the list there. Thanks and Good Luck!
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