Rob & MJ's Garden

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

Greek Cucumber Salad

This is a great Greek Cucumber Salad that is really easy to make.  It’s a very light and fresh dish that goes great with many different main courses. Ingredients 2-3 Large Cucumbers Cherry or Grape Tomatoes 1 Red Onion Greek or Italian Olives Feta Cheese Crumbles Greek Salad Dressing –  [ Read More ]

We like to grow a lot of peppers and I’ve been wanting to try doing something a little different with them, so I decided I wanted to try and make a Jalapeno jelly.  After a little research I decided to make a pepper jelly with Jalapeno and Serrano peppers. I  [ Read More ]

The summer tomatoes are picking up steam.  We mostly just have Health Kick tomatoes.  But I also planted some smaller patio tomatoes for MJ who loves cherry tomatoes.  

Purple Bush Beans

These are some delicious Purple Bush Beans.  They will turn green when the are cooked.  But you can use them in salads if you want to keep that lovely purple color.

Biker Billy Jalapenos

My favorite Jalapenos are getting close to being ready for the first harvest.  Biker Billy Jalapenos are nice HOT!  

  Aaah yes, it’s that time of year again.  The time when I go out into garden and dig up literally 100+ pounds of onions.  These are grown from two bundles of seed onions.  One bundle of Southern Red and one bundle of 1015 Super Sweet onions. The onions were  [ Read More ]

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 ]