Livia’s Sautéed Zucchini Cubes

We only planted one zucchini this year. Still, I’ve got as much zucchini bread as my freezer and I can handle. Here’s a suggestion from Greg, a recipe from his grandmother.

Ingredients 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 large Vidalia onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 large fresh zucchini, cut . . . → Read More: Livia’s Sautéed Zucchini Cubes

Scarecrow-a-day #20 – Hockey Player

A scarecrow doesn’t have to be a typical scarecrow. This one from Hoffman Estate’s 2009 Scarecrow festival would certainly scare off those crows too. That is why we still make scarecrows, right?

Scarecrow-a-day #19 – Just About The Last Of The Pioneer Day Pictures

Yesterday was ‘OhWhata Wednesday’. If you didn’t stop by to visit the site, go back to yesterday. The American Beautyberry is gorgeous.

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OhWhatA Wedneday – American Beautyberry Bush

A new series! I’m calling it OhWhatA Wednesday. Every Wednesday I’ll be posting information about something that looks lovely in my zone 5 garden right now. Today, it’s the aptly named Beautyberry Bush. This is not the same plant as the Beautybush, so please don’t get them confused. We are looking at Callicarpa.

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Scarecrow-a-day #18 – My New Scarecrows

More Pioneer Days pictures tomorrow. For now, I just have to show you my new scarecrows!

Tomorrow is also ‘OhWhatA Wednesday’, where you can see what plant I’ve picked as my top performer right now.

Scarecrow-a-day #17 – Pioneer Days – Just Cute Kids (And 1 Scarecrow)

Pink ribbons, she is so cute

The kids, even scarecrow-less, were so cute that I had to devote a day to them.

My very very favorite cute kid at Pioneer Days, my grandaugher Alexandria.

And the promised scarecrow, kid-sized of course…

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New Feature Starting Wednesday

Tune in for ‘OhWhatA Wednesday’ starting this week. I’ll be sharing info on what is blooming beautifully in my garden. If you’re zone 5 like me, check in to see what really works in a local gardener’s garden.

Scarecrow-a-day #16 – Conduit Scarecrows, My Favorites!

More Pioneer Days pictures tomorrow. For today..

These scarecrow have a support system made from the metal tubing that your electrical wires go through. Mike called it thin-walled conduit. They were quite the project for us to build – and wow did they look good in our yard.

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Scarecrow-a-day #15 – Pioneer Days – Just Scarecrows

More pics from Pioneer Days

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To Mum Or Not To Mum

Autumn is such a lovely time of year! Mike and I seriously look forward to it. We even chose to get married in the Fall so we could honeymoon in Door County during the color change.

And we like mums. Not like we like Dahlias, but they are a nice seasonal plant. We even planted . . . → Read More: To Mum Or Not To Mum