The fortress of sunflowers is down to two, but that’s OK they’re finally blooming! The boys are quite excited that the sunflowers are “taller than mommy!” and “booming!” They’ve got about another month before we remove them (unless the boys take them out first), and tentatively put in a sandbox — hopefully resolving the need to … More and now there are 2 — and they’re blooming!
This year I decided to give Asian pear butter another try. I didn’t use an exact recipe, and I used my crockpot. Fill crockpot to the top with cored and sliced Asian pears (I used my corer-slicer), add 2 cinnamon sticks for flavor Cook covered on low setting for 24 hours/overnight/until the pears are a … More Asian Pear Butter (2014 edition)
Our friends, Nick and Sasha, recently moved in two doors over from us. The house came with a Questionable Shed in the back, as well as a large cactus that was largely rotten (and rotting) from lack of sunlight and too much moisture. The cactus was quite large (much taller than either of us), and … More Luther Burbank Spineless Cactus
Once upon a time a Girl from Suburbia, Tx. got married and moved to the Urban outskirts of Boston. After a year of bustling City Life, she and her husband moved to Not-Quite-Rural California for job opportunities in last Slightly Urban outpost before the Pacific ocean. After a year of life in West County they … More Weird-Tree Fruit Sauce