Garden Galette

For those of you who don’t know, Galette is a fancy name for a “rustic” tart. And a “rustic” tart is a fancy way of saying I’m too lazy to break out the pie pan….. ok maybe that’s not entirely true but we all get so hung up on using…

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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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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… September 2015

The time has come to gradually shut down the garden….. What a mess. Does this happen to you? September rolls around and you suddenly find yourself incredibly busy? You almost forget you have a mini ecosystem running rampant in your garden. Then you finally have a moment to salvage what you’ve…

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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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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…. June 2015

Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still.…

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Tomatoes! A Love Affair

I’ve been in love with tomatoes since I had teeth! Everything about them makes me happy. Many of my favorite dishes begin with tomatoes: pasta sauces, salsa, soups, and salads. I often get secretly smug when I find out the base for a food is actually tomatoes. I think to…

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