Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Flashback 10/4/13



I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know, if you don't already, that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a survivor I want to encourage you to please make sure to take care of yourselves! If it be self exams, or mammograms, it is so very important. I never thought it would happen to me, which is typical, but by a fluke (and a stroke of luck) mine was detected early and I was able to have surgery without needing chemo or radiation therapy. So please, take care of yourself. You are the only you this world has!





Now, I know you have been dying to know how things are going with my garden right? Just say yes, it will make me smile.

Well then, since you asked, here is an update.....



My serrano pepper plant has decided to put out mostly red peppers, which a really realllllllllly hot!!


What to do with a bush full of fire hot peppers? Hhhmmm I will get back to you on that one!


My rosemary bush has gone absolutely bonkers!! I am thinking about maybe drying some of it and then planting the rest of it in the ground somewhere (away from the deer).


Yay!! I still have more tomatoes! They are mostly yellow tomatoes, which seem sweeter. So I am thinking about doing a salsa with them and a few of the volcanic serranos.

I am going to miss my garden *sigh*

In case you missed it on the blog this week......












Now on to some of my favorite pins from this past week:

Utica Chicken Riggies from The Brooklyn Raggaza
Baked Caprese Rigatoni from A Pinch of Yum
Spiked Apple Cider Floats from Food + Words
Molasses Snickerdoodles from Jen's Favorite Cookies


Well my darling foodies, that is it for now. Remember to cook, eat, and love!!


















30 comments:

  1. I hope my rosemary plant will winter over in our freezing cold Pennsylvania winters. I would love it to go crazy like yours. Rosemary is so healthy for us. Your peppers look great too.

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    1. Ours usually do good through the winter, but our winters aren't as bad as yours.

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  2. Your dip looks amazing! My mouth is watering! And the tomatoes look great too. Wish my garden grew that good!

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    1. Thanks Katherine :) I was really happy with my garden this year!!

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  3. Thank you for the Breast Cancer Awareness reminder!

    Your food pics should be illegal! Everything looks too darn good!

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  4. it looks like you have a lot of great posts that you did recently.

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  5. I have NO Luck growing things in my yard, so I have to go to the farmer's market for my fruits & veggies. You're so lucky that you can grown so much right in your own yard!!

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  6. Thank you for the breast cancer awareness reminder - it's important for us fabulous ladies. Same with pap smears and other female cancer awareness campaigns xx

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  7. You're recipes look amazing, and you take great photos. Food is so hard to photograph!

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  8. Your garden really produced. I would love some of that pepper. I love hot sauces and the hotter the better. :)

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  9. Jealous of your garden - my black thumb won't let me keep one alive! Recipes all look amazing, I'll have to pop back for some!

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  10. I always look forward to seeing what you have cooking, but the garden pics were a special treat because I have a garden as well and feel very passionate about gardening. This year my successes were parsley (bushels it seems!) and runner beans which I still have to go out and pick daily! I am also still eating raspberries :-) Can hardly wait to see what you do with those peppers!

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  11. Awesome looking peppers! My garden is booming right now as well, I'll have to make some sauce and canned items

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  12. Those Naanchos look really good!

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  13. It all looks so amazing! Now I'm hungry! lol Thanks for sharing, I will have to try some of these!

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  14. You do have a nice looking garden there! I'm very happy to hear your diagnosis was found early and treatable with little distraction. That is an awesome good ending to not-so-awesome news.

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  15. Love your garden! My had all but died out this year!

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  16. mmm mmm some great looking recipes. And your garden did like ours, went pepper crazy
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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  17. I envy you the garden and its bounty! Also, those naanchos sound ah-mazing!

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  18. Look at those peppers and tomatoes -- very nice! and the food looks amazing as well!

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  19. They all look yummy! The nachos made my tummy grumble!

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  20. What lively plants and plenty of fresh garden harvest you have. I remember I have a beautiful bush of rosemary before but I didn't know that they need to be taken out before winter. Ouch, it died. I love using it in my pork chops :D

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  21. Lovely plants and so colorful. I don't have a garden but I would love one. All of these recipes look so delicious. I will have to try a few.

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  22. My friend's mum just survived breast cancer and we all are painting our nails pink this October to show all of the patients some love!
    Your chillies look WONDERFUL!!

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  23. Oh the food is making my mouth water. Your photography is amaz. And so is your garden! IDK what to tell you about those peppers! Also thanks for sharing your story and reminding us about breast cancer awareness!

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  24. I have always been supporting this cause because I've seen some close people who suffered/still suffering with it .
    Ah your chillies , so fresh.

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  25. I am jealous of you!!!!! I love crab dip. :)

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