Rob & MJ's Garden

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

Archive for July, 2011

I was a little late this year getting the summer vegetables started, but they are finally starting to fill out.   We’ve got the following growing in the garden right now: 3 Health Kick Tomatoes 3 Patio Tomatoes 3 Biker Billy Jalapeno Peppers 1 Bell Pepper 3 Hot Thai Peppers 1  [ Read More ]

My Grandma Burns always grew a large Elephant Ear bulb in her garden every year.  When she passed, I kept a bulb from her Elephant Ear plant.  It’s multiplied and growing beautifully in the garden.

Sunny Day in SoCal

No garden is complete without some sunflowers in the garden.  Here’s a photo of a volunteer sunflower growing the front flower bed.

I searched high and low for a good Ginger Salad Dressing recipe.  This is what I finally ended up with after some experimentation. Ingredients 1/2 cup finely minced onion 1/2 cup peanut oil 1/3 to 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2T water 2T or more minced/grated fresh ginger root 2T  [ Read More ]

This is a recipe I created as a healthy alternative to the high calorie traditional coleslaws.  This is of course best made with as many fresh ingredients as possible.  If you don’t like it really spicy then hold back on the hot red pepper. Slaw Ingredients Spicy Asian Dressing Sliced  [ Read More ]