Garden Update

I can’t remember what number “Garden Update” I am on but I really wanted to share the mini bounty I picked from the garden yesterday morning along with a progress report on some of the other things I’m growing!

This is what was ready to be picked! Some little red potatoes, cherry tomatoes and some beets. The beets I might “pickle” for later!

Last week I trimmed back most of the excess leaves on the big tomato plants in the hopes all the tomatoes will ripen faster. It seems to be helping. I was so worried I was doing it wrong and I was just going to kill the plant!

I have my first baby green pepper! It’s about 2 inches across and growing.

And here are my watermelons. I was very specific about calling them watermelons… according to Dillon I can’t keep asking people to come check out my melons lol 😳

I only have 4 of them so far but considering they were just an experiment I am quite impressed with myself lol!

As you can see, black thumb notwithstanding, I am actually managing to grow some veggies for my family and I to eat!

I have already started planning my “Garden Expansion” for next year 😮



Dill Pickle Coleslaw

Yes, something dill pickle…. again.  As I’ve mentioned before, we all love dill pickles and this is just another delicious way we can incorporate it into what we eat lol!

This is a quick and easy, flavourful version of typical coleslaw.  I used a bag of the preshredded coleslaw you can get at the grocery store, added some chopped dill pickle and made a sauce using of course, some dill pickle juice in it!



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Homemade Parmesan Ranch Salad Dressing

Kim and family were coming up again on Sunday for the day.  She requested burgers and corn for dinner lol, I made burgers (recipe to follow another day), I bought fresh corn on the cob and I am making 2 salads.  I decided on a regular tossed salad and a doctored up coleslaw (recipe for this to follow another day too lol), so I thought I would make a homemade salad dressing for the regular salad… and who doesn’t love ranch dressing??? AND what could be easier than tossing all the ingredients in a mason jar and shaking?



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ACV/Dijon Salad Dressing

I decided the other day to try making my own salad dressing.  I had just picked a few of the veggies that were ready from my garden…. yes, I have veggies actually growing lol.


So… I made a nice salad to have with dinner with these veggies and stuff from the grocery store.  I wasn’t sure Dillon would like the dressing because he is, politely put, a fusspot when it comes to trying new foods… at least he used to be… but he finished his salad and really liked the dressing!



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The Best Macaroni Salad Dressing

This makes for the best tasting macaroni salad around! Great to take to your next BBQ or on your next picnic!

You can add whatever you want to your macaroni salad…. boiled egg, onion, radish, tuna, celery…..that’s personal preference but this dressing is the best to finish off your salad!



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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Here is a recipe I have been wanting to try for awhile.  I have seen a lot of them that use just sour cream in them but we really like the  creamy mayonnaise based potato salad so I changed things up to include mayonnaise in my version of this popular recipe, and I cheated a bit making it by cooking the cubed potatoes in the microwave like I do with my Microwave Mashed Potatoes!



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