Rob & MJ's Garden

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

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 ]

The orchids are yet again in full bloom in the greenhouse.  Here are a few photos.

Great Ball’s of Fire!

Yes, I may look a little silly, but it’s better than crying over chopped onions! The Cole Slaw with Asian Ginger dressing turned out fantastic BTW!

Winter turns to Spring

The winter garden vegi’s are ready for harvest.  We are lucky enough in California to have very mild winters and many of last year’s annuals survived through the winter. We had a bumper crop of cabbage, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and onions this year.

Michael was inspired to take some artistic photo’s of water drops beading on the cabbage leaves.  I think these photo’s turned out pretty nice. The photo’s probably turned out really nice because he was well supervised.  😉  

I know that title sounds crazy, but these days it’s really easy to get organic nutrients for hydroponics.  This winter we decided to try a few things in the house and were pleasantly surprised at just how much we could grow under some T5 lights in an home made aerophonics  [ Read More ]

Fried Green Tomatoes

… and the obligatory onion rings being prepped to go in the fryer.

I know, big surprise right!  For good measure there are a few peppers also.  Not running out of those either!

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 ]