Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?

How many of you wash your self-grown produce thoroughly before eating it? I’ve eaten dirt knowingly. Not a lot of it, and I know it’s weird, but if you grow something organically, is it even bad for you? Answer: No, if you follow the rules. Anyway, I was asked this question so I figured I’d put something on the blog about it. Continue reading Should You Clean Your Garden And Store-Bought Vegetables Before Eating Them?

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4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos

On this, the National Day of Pickles here in the U.S.A, I’m celebrating by compiling a list of my favorite recipes! A few are even videos! My current favorite food blog is TheKitchn, and the recipe is fantastic. They LOOK delicious (at right) when they are done, and they are spicy from the red pepper flakes, but oh, with a sandwich.. heaven in a jar. … Continue reading 4 of my all-time favorite pickle recipes and videos

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Tiny and thick cucumbers

Look at these tiny (2-3 inch) oblong cucumbers! I should have put a ruler here for comparison. It’s getting hotter! It was 103F (39.4C) today, but that’s only because the monsoon rains are cooling off the air. On a normal, dry, sunny day it gets up to 110F, (44.3C) or 100F (37.8C) in the shade, easily. I’m in zone 9, and the end of August … Continue reading Tiny and thick cucumbers

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