Plant Seeds Giveaway – just 2 days left!

Contest ends this Friday, 3.21.2014

Just two days left for you to follow the blog and get one entry to be in the drawing to win the 11 packets of seeds.’

If you comment in addition, you get a second entry.

Already follow? Just comment and let me know! 

Go for it!


Seed Giveaway Contest #2

Ends Friday, March.21.2014

It is that time of the year again…spring is in the air for some, but visions of veggies and flowers dance in their heads for others. Are you ready to start your garden? Is it time to go out and get some seed packets? Wondering what to get? I have a start-up packet of seeds for you.

Here is how you can enter to win this giveaway:

1) Follow my blog to get one entry
2) Leave a comment in addition to following and you get a second entry.
3) Share on your blog or facebook and that will count as a third entry.

If you already follow the blog, let me know by leaving a comment and it will count as 2 entries (one for following and a second for commenting)!

NB: A comment without a follow won’t count as an entry.

I will announce a winner late the evening of Friday 21st March. Look back here then!

Seeds available are:

  • Radish (Champion)
  • Melting Sugar Snow Peas
  • Garden Beans (Contender Bush)The prize!
  • Evergreen Bunching Onions
  • Organic San Marzano Tomato
  • Organic Beefsteak Tomato
  • Cinnamon Basil
  • Cilantro / Coriander
  • Sunflower (Red Sun)
  • Morning Glory (Giant, Mixed colors)
  • Nasturtium (Dwarf Cherry Rose)

Good Luck!

Open only to continental US addresses.

Oven Roasted Wax Beans

I wanted to use up the local, organic, farm fresh home delivered produce I received earlier this week. To that end, I made use of the yellow wax beans and made them up this way.


  • Yellow wax beans ends trimmed
  • Some olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Lemon juice (to taste – I used about a teaspoon)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • a handful or more of roasted peanuts
  • Finely chopped fresh ginger (to taste – I used a tsp)

Roast the beans with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme at about 400 – 425 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until browning. Remove and add fresh ginger, peanuts and lemon juice. Toss to coat.

Makes a really nice side dish. I might try it with cilantro and soy sauce instead of thyme (but I would add these at the end and not roast them thyme keeps its flavor and looks fresh despite long periods of baking, but cilantro just looks blah!). I remember seeing something like this in a magazine at some point.

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