Rob & MJ's Garden

Our little plot of garden in So Cal – grow and buy local!

Winter 2017/2018 Garden is Planted

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting the winter garden ready.  I’ve lost track of all the alpaca manure that went into the garden this, but the soil is sure looking good which is no small feat at bad as the soil is around here. It doesn’t look like  [ Read More ]

Peach Cobbler – Rob’s Iron Skillet Recipe

As far as I’m concerned, the best way to make peach cobbler is in an Iron Skillet.  You get that flaky crust with a little bit of crunch.  Oooo it’s good.   It has taken a couple of years to get this just right and I have to so nobody is  [ Read More ]

BBQ Sauce – Rob’s Spicy Updated Recipe

Now more than once, my tossed together BBQ sauce has caused a ruckus at the house and everyone always asks for the recipe.  We’ll shit, there ain’t no recipe.  Sorry folks, if your grandma didn’t teach you how to throw stuff together in the kitchen with the spices you should  [ Read More ]

Getting Ready for the Winter 2017/2018 Garden

Wow, it’s been a long while since I’ve done any posts here.   In late 2017, we decided to drastically expand the garden.  We started a bit late, but did manage to get some winter and then summer crops in.  But the new areas still needed more work.   So this year’s  [ Read More ]

The New Vegi Garden has begun!

We picked a spot at the edge of the backyard for the vegi garden.  I’m really excited that it’s finally in progress and we were able to get it going just in time to be able to get onions planted.  It’s about a month late, but we should still be  [ Read More ]

Al’s Biscuits

A variation on Southern Biscuits Ingredients 2 cups self rising flour 1 egg 3T Mayo enough milk to reach a kneed-able consistency melted butter Directions Heat oven to 450 Hand mix ingredients. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with round cutter Place on cookie sheet and brush top  [ Read More ]

Sausage Balls

A cheesy spicy holiday treat. Ingredients Spicy Ground Sausage 3 cups Bisquick 10 grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese Directions Heat oven to 325 Hand mix ingredients.  It should be crumbly.  Do not over mix Roll in 1.5 to 2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet Bake for about 15  [ Read More ]

BBQ Sauce – Rob’s Spicy Original Recipe

Sometimes you just want some homemade BBQ sauce. (or you want to grill and realize there is no pre-made in the pantry or frig!)  This is my own version of a spicy southern BBQ sauce. Ingredients Apple Cider Vinegar Balsamic Vinegar Butter Water Tomato Paste Beef Bouillon Mashed Garlic Coriander  [ Read More ]

Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Curry

Beef Curry on Basmati Rice, Curried Cauliflower/Green pea and Vegetable Samosa I’ve been threatening to try making a traditional Lamb Curry for a while now and the mood hit today to try something close to that.  I used lean Stewing Cubed Beef and it turned out very close very close  [ Read More ]

Cornbread – Traditional Southern

This is the traditional Southern Cornbread that I grew up with.  It’s a no frills recipe that was a staple in East Texas. Ingredients 3/4 cup yellow stone ground corn meal 3/4 cup flour 1 T baking powder 1 egg milk 1T salt Directions Oil and Pre-heat a large cast-iron  [ Read More ]