Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… July 2016

I can’t believe July is already coming to a close! This summer has flown by! Naturally, I shunned all indoor house projects to focus entirely on getting my garden in tip top shape. Considering I planted very late due to moving in to a new house, I’d say everything is…

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20+ Rockin’ Summer Rhubarb Recipes

If summer had one flavor, I think it would be rhubarb. Sweet, tangy and very versatile, it tastes like sunshine! Can it, cook it, bake it, make it into a cocktail, there isn’t much you can’t do with rhubarb! So in honor of one of my absolute favorite flavors, I’ve…

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13 Essential Summer Canning Recipes

Summer is here and for me that means it’s canning season. You can’t call yourself small town and not do a little bit of canning! It’s a thing. Cultural even! I don’t know anyone in my neck of the woods who doesn’t at least do a little jamming and pickling.…

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15 Awesome Summer Kebab Recipes

Are you ready for summer??? I am! The sun, the food, the grill! Lets face it, when the weather gets too hot, you don’t want to cook indoors. In our household, the grill becomes the main cooking unit as we try to keep our interior cool during those glorious days filled…

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Summer Veggie Tart

I don’t know about you but this is the part of the year where tomatoes and squash seem to end up in every meal somehow. Yes, finally, the veggie explosion has happened here! Hallelujah! I was starting to wonder/worry if it would. But now it’s here and I find myself wonder/worrying…

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Early Harvest Caprese Stacks

Early Harvest Caprese Stacks. Breaded yellow squash topped with green tomatoes and mozzarella fresca! A great summer side dish for all occasions! Small Town Girl Blog.

  Too many squash…. you hear it all the time from your gardener friends…All.The.Time. And it’s true! One plant can easily have 5 healthy squash ready to go all at once. And when you have 5 or 6 of those… there is just no way! So why do we decide…

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden… July 2015

Garden Update: July 2015. Small Town Girl Blog.

It has been a strange summer in Washington…. very strange. When you think of Washington state (particularly Western Washington) , what is the first thing that comes to mind? Apples? Mountains? Probably most of you thought rain right? We’ve had one decent rain in over a month, that’s it. It’s…

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The Log Show Cometh

Every summer, little towns all over the states open their doors to the public and in a loud and proud voice say “Hey! We’re here and we’re awesome!” From such worldwide phenomena as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota to the Texas Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, small towns love…

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Firsts….

  First Fuchsia First Dahlias First corn and soaker hose system!! First tomatoes Big tomatoes Little Tomatoes First Raspberries First Strawberries First Snap Peas First rescued buoy. We’ve decided to collect these and make them into a fence decoration. What are your firsts this summer??  

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Sun, Rum, and Tomatoes

The sun finally came out last week. Wednesday was nearly 90! I knew it wasn’t going to last so I raced home after work to get some veggies going in the garden. First, I got trellis netting for my pea stakes. In the past I’ve hand strung lines of twine…

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