Rob & MJ's Garden

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

Archive for July, 2010

The Zucchini Thief

We had LOTS of Zucchini this year and some of them missed the harvest window and got a bit over-sized.   But we took them off the plant to make sure it would keep producing. We started noticing that varmint was getting hold of them. We were a little bit surprised  [ Read More ]

2010 Onion Harvest

The onions from our 2010 crop have been harvested and dried ready for some great cooking!

I don’t know if this family recipe originated with my Aunt Bobbie, but she always love to make these cookies.  This is a cookie that really develops a full flavor after they are stored for a few days. Ingredients 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup Crisco 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup  [ Read More ]

This is a traditional pound cake from Grandma Shepherd that is very easy to make and probably one of the easiest cake recipes to remember. Ingredients 1 cup margarine 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 4 eggs 3t baking powder 1t salt 1 cup milk 1 1/2t vanilla extract Directions  [ Read More ]

Vacuum Packed Green Beans

Fresh green beans vacuum packed and ready to be frozen.  We’ve been able to store up lots of fresh produce this way from the garden and have seasonal vegetables all year long.

This is a light and fluffy cake with a creamy icing that will remind you of a marshmallow cream. The sugar tends to crystallize if the icing is made in very humid weather, so I generally prefer to make this when the weather is clear and dry.  Otherwise be prepared  [ Read More ]

This is a very easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from a family friend. Ingredients 2/3 cup margarine 2/3 cup Crisco  (Yes, we put Crisco in everything in the South!) 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 1/2 cup flour 2t baking powder 1t salt 1t vanilla extract 1 cup peanut  [ Read More ]

Blonde Brownies Recipe

This is a delicious buttery brownie with a gooey center and topped with chocolate chips.  These start to carmelize and really develop a great flavor if you let them sit in a sealed container for a few days after baking them. I generally double this recipe when making these brownies.  [ Read More ]

Angel Biscuits Recipe

This is a very light yeast biscuit.  These take a little extra time to make, but they are Oooooo so good. Ingredients 5 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1t salt 3t baking powder 1 cup Crisco 2 cups buttermilk 1t soda 1 pack dry yeast Directions Combine flour, sugar, salt  [ Read More ]

This was a modified recipe that we came up with when the summer crop of zucchini hit colossal proportions. This is a great garden pie that will let you put lots of your vegetables to good use.  Feel free to add additional vegi’s to your liking. Crust Ingredients 5 medium  [ Read More ]