April 2012

Do You Want to Grow Salvia

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Salvia or the common name Sage refers to  a large group of plants, nearly 500 species, which are native to Mexico and South America. Salvia species include perennial, biennial, and annual plants. In my garden I grow a Herb Salvia ‘Common Sage’ and a Flowering Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’ Both Beauties! ***** One a banquet for your mouth […]

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella

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 When you serve it to them don’t tell them it was this easy!  It will be our little secret!! 1 Eggplant, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Fresh Campana Mozzarella Ball 1 cup of Marinara Sauce Basil Leaves Salt & Pepper Olive oil Preheat Grill to medium-high heat. Place Eggplant slices on plate lined with paper towel […]

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My First Bee Swarm!

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On Friday morning when I was writing my post “Why I have Bees” I thought I should add a photo of the Blackberry flowers because the bees help in their pollination.  So, I grabbed the camera, put on my down coat and headed out to the orchard.  It was a beautiful sunny morning, but chilly […]

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My Trick to Really Moist BBQ Chicken

My Trick To Really Moist BBQ Chicken

I love BBQ Chicken, but the chicken can end up as tough as jerky. My trick to ensure I get really moist BBQ is to pre-cook the chicken breasts on a broiling pan.  I place the chicken on the top rack and fill the bottom pan with water.  I season chicken with salt and pepper. […]

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Baby Chick Progress, The Preschool Years

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The baby chicks are only 18 days old, but man oh man they have really grown.  They are definitely ready for a bigger pen to live in. They are all roosting at night and I feed them 3 or 4 times a day.  I made a larger outdoor playpen for them to go in when […]

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Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Tart Recipe at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

I have made this for several special occasions, it is so beautiful and decadent.  Like Heaven on a plate.  I think because the crust has pecans baked into the bottom, it makes for a little nutty surprise with every bite.  I last served this at my outdoor dinner party last May.  I made individual tartlets two […]

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