Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vegetables and Pink Marshmallows, Yummy!

Looks like our vegetables are starting to come in. I was able to get some lettuce, peppers, bell peppers and some tomatoes. The tomatoes still have to ripen so I have them all in a row on the kitchen counter top like little round soldiers waiting to turn red. There are lots more on the vine, but my Mom said I need to wait until they sort of turn from the green to a white green. Not to leave them on vine until red as the birds will then want to peck at them.
I also got my first squash, it looks like a baseball nice and round. Well, it got eaten up for dinner today. I fixed it with onions, peppers, diced tomatoes and chicken. Yum Yum, it was just delicious! Can't wait for more to ripen. The cucumber plants are just a blooming like crazy. Can't wait to see them grow. We tied the vines onto cattle pen and they are climbing up very fast. I think we planted the tomatoes too close to each other and also too close to the cucumber plants. Well, we will be prepared next year a little better on the planting space.

Now you know I had to show some yummy pink which I call Frocks because they are the fake Crocs, but they are just as soft as can be, almost like walking on marshmallows, Pink marshmallows. I got these for Mother's Day along with some other goodies (Martha Stewart glitter, Susan Branch stamp pads, craft books and craft supplies. Yippee! I get to do some crafting while wearing my PINK Marshmallows).




19 comments:

Tipper said...

Love the veggies and the frocks. I just stumbled onto your nice blog and had to leave a comment when I say you had a dog with my name. How funny!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sending my brother a card. You will be entered into my give away. I'm going to be listing a 2nd give away today so check back for that one too.

There is nothing like fresh veggies! Wish I had some right now. I don't eat meat at all so veggies really are my thing and yours look so good.

I've put you down as a favorite of mine so I can come back and visit often.

Joanne

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- those veggies look great, Irma! You're making quite a lot of progress!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ISn't Martha Stewart glitter the best? I got some for my birthday and was thrilled with it!

Wish my veggies were coming in, it will be a while for me.

TattingChic said...

Those veggies look absolutely YUMMY!!!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Hi, Irma! Linked to you from Katie's Rose Cottage and SO enjoyed reading your blog -- all posts!!

You have me beat -- I thought WE lived in a small town, but with a population of 700 in the summer and about 300 in the winter, you still have us beat for small with your population of 400!

Your vegetables look delicious - we're still in early spring here, so it will be a few more weeks before we start to see beauties like yours!

And your "frock" have me rolling on the floor laughing!

Thanks for the lovely reading break! I'm adding you to my favorites and will check back often!

Warmest regards, Ronda

Dana said...

Lovely Blog, it is my first time visiting and everything is beautiful. I wish that I could do a garden at my shady home, but we don't get nearly enough sun. So, thanks for sharing yours they look delicious.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh those veggies look so good and fresh!! I love veggies straight from the garden!

Your pink mushmallows (as my 3 year old says, lol) are darling! It sounds like you made out well for Mother's Day!!! Cant wait to see your creations!

Hugs,
Amy

Christine said...

Irma,
I'm just amazed at how much further along your growing season is. Our fields and gardens are still just dirt with maybe a little green peeking up ever so slightly.

It seems that Hedwig is doing is job quite well!

Now I am hungry for fried green tomatoes. Yum!

Hugs!
Christine

suzanne said...

I LOVE SEEING YOUR FRUITS OF THE GARDEN. WE USED TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND ALWAYS HAD A BIG GARDEN. NOTHING BETTER!!! I MISS IT. OH AND LOVE YOUR CROCS! I ALSO HAVE A PINK PAIR AND LOVE THEM , THEY ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOE EVER!!!!
SUZANNE

Mrs.Kwitty said...

LOL--you are already harvesting and we are still watching the first of the leaves popping out on the trees! My mouth is watering over your beautiful fresh veggies! And...I love your pink Frocks :o)
Smiles, Karen

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

Irma!
Your blog is beautiful! I have enjoyed my visit, and will be back often!
Have a wodnerful rest of the week!
xoxo

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

I just love your vegetables!The frocks look so comfortable. Enjoy your garden! blessings, Kathleen

Chris said...

Love those Frocks!*Ü*

I am sooo impressed with your harvest! Squash recipe sound delish. I'll have to try that one!

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

Chris

P.S. I'm playing a "If I Were a Teapot..." game over at "Refining Life". Come on over and join in!

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful blog are those comfy do they 'sweat'?

Lorrie said...

Love the apron you made (the one shown sideways lol) Your garden looks wonderful too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway.

Lorrie

ByLightOfMoon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and what a beautiful garden you have! I just planted some tomatoes and peppers along with basil and chocolate mint! I already have peppermint and lavender going great! I wear purple marshmellow when I garden too!

Good luck winning with my Prim sisters at Glad Tidings giveaway!
MoJo!
Smiles, cyndi

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Veggies look Yummie! Thanks for visiting and entering my drawing. Good luck.

Faith

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a beautiful harvest of veggies! Love the name for your cute pink crocs!