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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Snippets

When I still didn't know if I was going to plant a garden or not (not) I tossed a 20¢ pack of snow pea seeds against the back of the house figuring they'd be done by mid-June no matter what. They're in bloom and look at these amazing colors! My snow pea flowers have always been white in the past.

I didn't cook it myself but I do have another item to cross off my New Foods To Me List... My son's girlfriend brought me some Pho Ga-very good! This was the first time I've ever constructed soup at the table! The only thing I didn't care for were the jalapenos-believe it or not, they were very big and very hot. Once I fished them back out of the bowl I did enjoy this meal-thanks Rachel:@)
 
As for my garden planter update... Remember, this is at least 18" high... 
Something ate my jalapeno plant! 
Look at all those snipped off stems and partially chewed leaves in the dirt...
*sob* this is so disheartening folks.

While I don't have any proof... I'm guessing the culprit is...
~insert evil laugh here~

On a positive note,
it looks like Philly will be blessed with a beautiful holiday weekend and I am thrilled about that!
 Let's fire up the grill and have a happy day:@)

PS-How does BBQ squirrel sound???



My New Foods List:
(If my sons happen to read this... relax! I still promise fairly "normal" Sunday dinners...)
hominy ~ artichokes ~ fish sauce (I'm scared) ~ almond paste ~ oyster sauce (scared again) ~ gorgonzola ~ dates ~ brisket ~ parsnips ~ adobo ~ meringue powder ~ fennel ~ goat cheese (I'm told to be scared) ~ souffle ~ red velvet anything ~ curry ~ capers ~ chow chow ~ pot stickers ~ pho ~ ponzu sauce ~ fondant ~ fire roasted tomatoes ~ Gruyere ~ Quinoa ~ Tetrazzini any kind ~ Divinity ~ Meyer lemon ~ lemon curd ~ leeks ~ shallots ~turkey tenderloin and Chipotle Powder ~squirrel:@)

18 comments:

  1. Enjoy this weekend. Sounds like a fun menu is planned, minus BBQ squirrel (hee hee). Take lots of pictures!

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  2. monster squirrel! fyi, i saw another blogger post about squirrel deterrents - to keep them from digging up seeds etc. she pushed plastic forks into the dirt around the area - tine side up. she said it works, so thought i'd tell you in case it might help your plant.

    love the pea blossoms!

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    1. Love this idea and wish I read it before I headed to the Dollar Store, maybe I'll grab some tomorrow. I just put a flag in the center of the planter hoping the movement would deter them. What really kills me is, I had the flag in there because a bird snipped off one of my string bean plants, just moved it at 5:30 last night, between 5:30 PM and 5:30 AM some varmint got my jalapeno! I hope his mouth is still burning:@)

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  3. Oh Lynn, you are so funny!! :-D Love the horns and tail you added to the squirrel pic! I'm SO sorry that some critter ate your jalapeno plant; that really is disheartening. Those naughty squirrels -- they and their chipmunk cousins are a real nuisance here in our area. Also, we have lots of deer, and they eat everything. They're so pretty, but my husband calls them cute rats. :) I think the fork tines pushed into the ground sounds like a good idea -- I hope you get the problem solved. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your barbecue!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Howdy! I found the cute squirrel pic on-line, it looked like they were causing some trouble at a college and the kids had some fun:@)

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  4. I've heard squirrel is quite tasty...LOL! Love the pea flowers! Happy Weekend.

    Linda

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  5. Your garden looks beautiful; despite that adorable little "devil"!! Blessings, Catherine

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  6. Linda is right - squirrel is good to eat, seriously. I've never seen homegrown snow peas, They are so pretty.
    Sam

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  7. I can't imagine YOU fishing a jalapeno out of anything so it must have been very hot! I have been thinking about your mission to try new foods, and I like it. I think I want to be your copycat.

    And boo to the demon teeth that gnawed in the garden. That happens to me regularly with my basil. Don't know what is up with basil, but some southern critter around here really loves it.

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  8. OMGosh, if it was too hot for YOU, imagine how I would have been crying!! LOL

    Get some cayenne pepper & sprinkle it all over the remaining leaves of your tender plants. That will discourage the critters from nibbling on them. I was able to save several of my pretty tulips in the front from being devoured...either deer or rabbits ate all 12 of my other plants right down to the ground before I learned about the pepper. I bought a fresh bottle for $4 & have been using it after any rain. So far, so good...not one tulip or eggplant or cucumber plant has been touched!!

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  9. I feel your pain. I planted a beautiful rose bush last year and the darn rabbit's ate it till they could eat no more. So annoying. It never grew back.

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  10. I had to LOL at your squirrel- You have a varmint with spicy tastes! At my house it's deer- No garden here until I get a fence! Those pea flowers are gorgeous. :)

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  11. Haha! Love that bad squirrel. Pho is delicious. Congrats on another adventurous departure for your norm!

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  12. Such pretty blooms Lynn! I feel your pain over your jalapeno destroyer. We are plagued with an abundance of pitchfork toting squirrels, digging in my pots and chewing up our chairs. I left a heavy duty plastic container of birdseed in the driveway for 15 minutes yesterday and came back to finish refilling the feeders and one had chewed a golf ball size hole through my nice lid. It's not enough that I keep them so well fed, I'm not fast enough :)

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  13. ha! Maybe that will teach him to nibble on your garden after a meal of jalapeno plant! Never heard of Pho Ga~ your snow peas are beautiful, hope they grow!
    Jenna

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  14. I think that soup looks good, but that squirrel is just precious!

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  15. Pretty flowers! I wonder if the pack wasn't mislabeled and those are flowering sweet peas. I sure hope that squirrel's tongue was burning after eating your plant :)

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    1. Howdy! I was wondering about that too but see little bitty peas today-Woo Hoo:@)

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