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Starting at the top, at 12 o’clock and going around the plate clockwise: EGGS slightly scrambled or fluffed, fried in olive oil and turmeric. Cut into quarters. QUESADILLA: Place cheese, red peppers, chopped onions between two tortillas. Slightly brown both sides in pan with olive oil and turmeric. Cut into quarters. COTTAGE CHEESE sprinkled with […]

Here’s how to make amazingly sweet slow-roasted tomatoes. One of the simplest recipes on planet earth. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Two-bit Guru | Give 'n Take | Photo of a weed in the foreground with pole beans in the background getting ready to harvest

“Giving, in all its forms, might be the key to creating heaven on this earth” ~Two-bit Guru~ Throughout the growing season the earth gives us gifts: peas and lettuce early, potatoes and dry beans near the end, but if we didn’t give to the earth along the way, the harvest wouldn’t be nearly as abundant, […]

Two-bit Guru | Speaking to Plants | Photo of pak choy gone to seed

When I wrote about picking raspberries I realized that when I’m in the garden, or encouraging seedlings in the house in the spring for that matter, I spend much time speaking to the plants. I compliment the tomatoes on their abundance, and the pole beans on their lovely appearance. The raspberries themselves get a lot […]

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I love to be in the garden, whether I’m working, or picking raspberries, or just hanging out. This morning I opted to pick raspberries to put on my cereal. The patch is located literally 4 paces outside the front door, as the crow flies, meaning I have to step over the hostas. It’s 8 paces […]

Two-bit Guru | Leftover Chicken Ideas | Leftover Chicken Wrap | Photo of a wrap made from leftover chicken

Leftover chicken ideas: How to make an easy wrap from leftover chicken. Ingredients: 3 oz. leftover chicken, chopped into pieces (for a vegetarian version, substitute tofu for the chicken) one small onion, diced one medium tomato, chopped salsa vegetable oil or butter or ghee salt & pepper, if desired tortilla(s) or other wrap Saute onion […]

Two-bit Guru | Easy Vegetarian Pizza | Photo of cooked frozen pizza on a red and white table cloth. The pizza is topped with onion, tomato, basil, green pepper and feta cheese.

Building your own Easy Vegetarian Pizza. One Frozen cheese pizza. Top with: Chopped onion Sliced tomato Chopped fresh basil Chopped green pepper Sprinkle with feta cheese A little feta cheese enhances the flavor and brings it all together. Bake in oven according to frozen pizza directions. The added ingredients may require longer baking time. Variations: […]

Two-bit Guru - Growing Ground Cherries - Photo of ground cherry in husk and an open husk showing the fruit.

The ground cherries are coming. Ground cherries actually aren’t cherries at all but rather members of the Solanaceae family, also known as Nightshade. The family includes bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, tobacco, potatoes, petunia, and more. With such a wide-spread group you’d think the whole family was adopted but not so. Richard picked a half-gallon or […]

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We picked the first red tomato a couple of weeks ago. Since then we’ve had considerably more and we’re making sauce out of them. But that first one, like the first robin in spring, is special. Our first impulse was to slice it and eat it as soon as we finished admiring at it. It […]

0128 - Garden Tour Part II FI

View Part I here. Still, no rain. I can’t recall a time when we’ve gone so long without rain. Nor can I recall a time when it’s been so hot. A few days ago I drove several miles away from Lake Michigan. The temperature was 103ยบ F. I believe this is the highest natural temperature […]