Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

Chilling Out

May 27, 2011


It’s been pretty chilly out the last few days.  With gray rainy weather and overnight temperatures as low as 44 degrees Fahrenheit, there hasn’t been much action on the garden front.  I’ve been a little nervous for my plants, but so far they seem to be handling the weather well.  My Irises are even putting […]

Peaches and Ice Cream

May 23, 2011


Normally I’m not a big fan of dairy ice creams, but when the Co-op brought in a line from Thomas Organic Creamery I just had to give it a try.  First of all, I’m a sucker for Jerseys.  Just look at those big brown eyes! Anyway, they’ve got it all, Michigan made, quality ingredients, Organic […]

It’s All Coming Together

May 22, 2011


Yesterday before work I decided to squeeze in a little bit of gardening.  All the little starters came out of their sheltered indoor haven and got new homes in my Apartment Garden.  There are now 9 5-gallon buckets, 3 2-gallon buckets, 5 little terra cotta pots, and one really big pot.  The balcony now houses […]

Making Progress

May 20, 2011


The last couple days have been busy ones in the world of apartment gardening.  My seedlings have begun to demand larger accommodations, so the first order of business was making their bucket shaped beds.  Well, that, and getting my balcony under control. See what I mean?  Half full pots and dead plants had completely taken […]

And so it goes…

May 15, 2011


Thursday, when the pool beds went in, it was bright, sunny, and nearly 80 degrees out.  The last two days it has been wet, cold, and closer to 50.  Today was supposed to be a gardening day, but the weather convinced me otherwise.  While it was way too cool for the planting I had in […]

Vegan Pan Fried Eggplant with Thai Basil Pesto

May 14, 2011


I walked into to work on Friday and discovered something wonderful in the produce case- Michigan grown thai basil.  I’ve never cooked with this particular herb before and I was instantly curious.  Lucky for me there were also some other new additions, and the one that caught my eye was eggplant.  Not those monstrous melon-sized […]

Lawns to Kiddie Pools

May 13, 2011


It’s still May right?  I’m only asking because it was gorgeous out today.  Hot.  Sunny.  With just enough of a breeze to keep things comfortable.  This is Michigan after all- If you’re not suspicious of good weather you can’t have lived here very long! In spite of my disbelief I decided to seize this opportunity […]