Zucchini Roll-Ups with Homemade Ricotta

Zucchini Roll-Ups are easy to make and a delicious way to use a bumper crop of the vegetable. Zucchini Roll-Ups 2-3 zucchini Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch red pepper flakes Homemade ricotta cheese, or store bought 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 bunch of basil optional: sliced mushrooms–a mixture is nice   Slice the zucchini on a mandolin slicer, very thinly.  You’ll need … Continue reading

Time to Plant Mint

Mint is one of the herbs I just don’t live without.  It’s an herb that can take over the garden, however, so it’s wise to plant it in a pot, then sink the pot into the garden to keep the underground stems from spreading.  Both spearmint and peppermint are valuable herbs, attracting beneficial insects to the garden and repelling the pest insects that interfere with our pleasure outdoors.  A combination … Continue reading

Winter Seed Sowing: Making Mini Greenhouses

Winter Sowing I subscribe to a blog by Kevin Lee Jacobs called “A Garden for the House.”   His most recent entry showed a way to winter sow seeds that is easy, inexpensive, and very successful.  I don’t have garden space for a lot of vegetables, but I do have room for quite a few pots.  Yesterday I sowed kale, Italian parsley, and spinach in 1 gallon water jugs according to … Continue reading