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Category Archives: Vegetables
Price of produce getting out of hand!
While I was shopping at a local grocery store I needed to pick up a head of iceberg lettuce. Ever since the prices went crazy (aka President’s Biden’s inauguration), I’ve make it a practice not to look at the price … Continue reading
Posted in Lettuce, Vegetables Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, Head Lettuce for $5, Opinion Leave a comment
It’s all just a crock – pot meal that is!
Crock-pots, or slow cookers, as they are also known have always been a ying and yang kind of affair with me. They cook some recipes well, while destroying others. Over the years I’ve learned that other forms of cooking all … Continue reading
Posted in Carrots, Danomanno, Forsythkid, Meals, Recipes, Slow cooker Tagged Cost of meal, Crockpot, saving money Leave a comment
Growing fresh lettuce in the dead of winter! Am I crazy?
Yes, I am but that’s a story for another time. To check out this particular bit of craziness, please click here! The graph at left represents the actual temperatures for the week ending December the 20th, 2009. Note that while … Continue reading
Posted in CF1, CF2, Cold Frame, Danomanno, Forsythkid, Lettuce, Vegetables Tagged Cold frames in the winter, Romaine lettuce, Winter lettuce Leave a comment
Making Your Salad Dollar Stretch!
A recent visit to the local grocery store in my town of Forsyth, Missouri convinced me more than ever that many of us should consider planting a small garden. Lettuce was well over a dollar a head, celery was pushing … Continue reading
Posted in Carrots, Danomanno, Diet, Gardening, Health, Lettuce, Meals, Onions, Vegetables Tagged Cost of eating, Danomanno, Forsythkid, Salad dollars Leave a comment
On the Fly Vegetable Beef Soup
Some days you just want to make soup, but depressingly you are missing some of the key ingredients. That’s where you can do what I do! Scrounge around and make the damn thing on the fly! On this occasion, I … Continue reading
Posted in Carrots, Diet, Soups, Tomatoes, Vegetable Soup Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, Scrounged soup, Vegetable soup Leave a comment
So, what’s happening in the garden?
After a cold night down here in southwestern Missouri, where the temperatures dipped down into the thirties overnight, I have to say that the following day was a gem. That seems to be the modis operandi in spring. A really … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Green pepper, Lettuce, Seed Starting, Spinach, Spring gardening, Tomatoes, Vegetables Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, Garden Report, Raised beds Leave a comment
Soil Structure and Its Effect on Plant Growth
One of the major tenants of garden lore that is mentioned, but rarely talked about in any detail, is the need to pay attention to garden soil structure. Too often a beginning gardener becomes disappointed with their early efforts, not … Continue reading
Posted in Danomanno, Gardening, Raised beds, Spring gardening, Vegetables Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, Soil structure, Tilth 3 Comments
The Actual Cost of Vegetables at the Store
I though it might be interesting to take a look at the actual cost of certain vegetables I pay for at the grocery store. I was amazed to find that no one seems to be tracking this sort of stuff. … Continue reading
Posted in Carrots, Danomanno, Gardening, Green pepper, Lettuce, Vegetables Tagged Carrots, cost of vegetables, cucumbers, Danomanno, Forsythkid, Lettuce, Onions, peppers, potatoes 2 Comments
Garlic Update – Not a Pretty Picture!
‘Stinking rose the heady scent of you tangy spicy most underrated year-round orb bulbous root incandescent moon’ If you read my blog on ‘Growing Garlic in a Pot’ posted on the 9th of February you would know not to expect … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Onions, Vegetables Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, Garlic, garlic cloves, Garlic experiment, Growing Garlic Leave a comment
Steamed Red Cabbage versus Green Cabbage Taste Test
On a very cold February day, I checked out my fridge and while it was not bare, nor was there an overwhelming selection of food. I did notice in the back, behind the mayo and just to the right of … Continue reading
Posted in Danomanno, Meals, Nutrition, Vegetables Tagged Danomanno, Forsythkid, green cabbage, red cabbage, steamed cabbage, taste test 11 Comments