Thursday, August 19, 2010

Random Tid Bits of Our Life

No real agenda for this posts just some random photos from the last time I downloaded my camera.

Ate the first spaghetti squash of the season.

Split it, remove seeds, cut in half lengthwise, cook until tender (approx 350 degrees for 45 min)
Remove from oven, stir up with fork, add butter, s & p, and shredded cheese
Heat a little longer then serve.....DELISH!

Would LOVE to hear how others cook theirs up!!

Canning is a whole lot of work but well worth the effort!

Kids have been working on a cabin... gotta love their paint job

Damn tomato hornworms! I joked about hatching one on facebook and my gardening
friends were less then

BEST tomato harvest yet! I have made a couple different batches of spaghetti sauce, cream of tomato soup and Maine Man made some tasty salsa.

BEST pepper season as well.

Confessions: I did not know until about 1 years ago that red peppers are just green peppers that are on the plant longer.

I didn't know you could grow Bay leaves in Maine either....until I saw a plant at the farmer's market last summer. I bought the last one. I kept it inside throughout the winter and this summer it has been thriving in the hoop house.

We've been eating lots of corn on the cob.

Hubbard squash


Lisa said...

Its so hard to believe we are coming to the end of the summer and gardening season already!!

Mandie said...

Speghetti squash is one of our favorites. Man your garden has done great this year. I didn't even think about bay leaves. What a great thing to grow.

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a great harvest! We have a nice bay leaf bush also here in Germany and it's actually quite winter hardy. One very old plant is planted in our garden and despite snow and -18°F temps for a couple weeks, it just keeps coming back. Not sure how well the newer plants do in those sort of temps...but I'm guessing they can definitely be hardened up!

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

It has definitely been a great year for gardening. Harvesting and canning is hard work but it's all worth it.

Roberta said...

I LOVE the hubbard squash photo. I am so envious of your garden. I just started a garden in Central TX last year and I can't get a handle on gardening in this heat. It will take years, I'm afraid. So far my only success had been basil.