How was your week?
It was a hot week here, the hottest of the season. Monday started out in the high 90’s and the weekly continued in the 90’s. Today is not supposed to be as bad, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
The garden is enjoying the heat, and plants have started to “think summer”. We started picking many cucumbers this week (pickles recipe coming soon!) and our pepper plants have exploded. We had to pick these just to make room for the others inside, there’s alot of peppers. This year the peppers have shown up early, but I’m not complaining.
We have pumpkins! Let me remind you of my pumpkin dance that I do.
We have a bunch of watermelons too!
We picked our first summer carrot. We have many.. and we just planted a whole other container of them for later in the season too!
The bean race is going on. Who will make it to the top first? No bean flowers yet.. but very soon!
I made some recipes this week that I hope you enjoyed!
First, baked broccoli macaroni and cheese. Adding broccoli to macaroni and cheese makes it healthy, right? 🙂
Then creamy lettuce soup. Don’t be scared, give it a try!
Other recipes I have been dying to try, I finally made Marin Mama’s Frozen S’mores. They were everything you can dream of and more. They basically get requested every single night for dinner now. And having a box of graham crackers in my house is very dangerous. Sometimes I just sit on the kitchen floor and eat them, everyone does that, right?
I made Miss Messy’s Chocolate Banana Muffins because I had 3 bananas that have been staring at me in the face this last week and I was sick of the mean things they were saying to me. So I put them in muffins and ate them. This is great because it’s just a little bit of a chocolate kick, and the middles are so moist. If you are going to make them and need help with ml/g conversion here is what I did: 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/3 cup regular sugar, 2 cups flour. These are perfect for breakfast!
I made Easy Cheesy Potatoes from My Yellow Farmhouse. These were a side to Manwich sandwiches, do people still eat Manwich, or only me? I love it. Anyways, these potatoes were great, I additionally added broccoli and radishes to mine and put in 2 squirts of Sriracha instead of Tabasco.
Recipes I pinned to make soon:
Chewy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal Bars – I mean, just look at them. Peanut Butter + Chocolate = Yes.
Birthday Cake Cannolis – Cannolis + Birthdays = Perfect.
Homemade Gnocchi with Kale Pesto – We have so much kale in the garden, so I am looking for kale recipes!
Tomato Basil Pasta – If you saw how many tomato flowers are on our plants now, you would be amazed/frightened. Definitely will be turning to this recipe in July!
This past weekend we took a big walk and met some friends on this way, like this precious baby. It hurts me when they follow us for blocks, I want to pick up every single one, put them in my bag and take them home.
Pratt is a art school here in NYC. There is alot of cats that live on campus that the students love and play with on the grass. This feline staff entrance was made for them. Everytime I walk by it I smile.
This is precious Brother Bear running for hugs. We love this guy so much.
To end, I need ideas for using up dill. I had to buy a whole bunch just to get a few pieces. Any help is appreciated! So far I only have ideas for pickles (why it was bought), mixing it with scrambled eggs and cheddar dill scones (which sounds great).
Also, thank you for all your thoughts on my question last week: washer/dryer vs disney world. The answer is coming very soon!
Also, Also, for my next garden update, I’m thinking about doing a video walkthrough instead. Does this sound cool to anyone?