Lucious Tomatoes!

Many TomatoesThank heaven and my son Paul for a bumper crop of delicious champion tomatoes. Totally organic — just Paul’s hard work planting and tending, watering, and Florence Park sunshine yields the perfectly formed delicious tomato that God intended. We’ve been eating, canning, freezing and sharing tomatoes with friends and neighbors. What a blessing!

Big Zucchini!

Big Zucchini 2014You could make a meal of this zucchini! Fresh from the garden, zucchini is great grilled, roasted, in salads, battered and fried, or as zucchini soup.

You can make a delicious, beautiful zucchini soup with about 2 lbs. zucchini cut in pieces, 3 T butter, 1 medium Vidalia onion diced, 1/4 cup half & half, and 1/2 cup either chicken broth or vegetable broth. Boil the zucchini for a few minutes; saute onion in butter. Puree or blend the zucchini until smooth and pour into the pan with the onions. Add broth and half & half. Wonderful either hot Garden 2014 002or cold!

Lazy Girl Gardens

Lazy kitchen gardenNo time for gardening? This miniature kitchen garden is planted directly into a bag of potting soil. No mess, no fuss, no bending over or weeding needed. Three kinds of lettuce, radishes, and other salad makings can be right at your fingertips! Fresh salad whenever you want and as near as your deck or patio.

 

 

And here’s an idea for a no fuss flower garden right on your porch. A rack holding potted flowers requires no weeding or labor. Just add water, sit back with a good book, and enjoy the color and aroma of fresh flowers all summer long!Lazy flower garden

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Bible

Mother's BibleI love a well-worn Bible. This one was my mother’s, given to her and my dad by her mother, my grandmother. We are so blessed in this country to have a Bible and the freedom to read and study it!

Yet so many people have Bibles that are literally gathering dust on their coffee table or book shelf.  I have the urge to write “Read Me!” in the dust when I see that.

The Bible is God’s holy Word. It’s not only a love story from God to man, but a revelation of his perfect plan and a practical guide for everyday concerns. Approach it with reverence and be in the Word daily.

How many Bibles are in your home? Have you read one of them? What if God were to one day say to you, “Was the  eighty years I gave you not long enough for you to read my book?”

Unload Your Toxic Burden

ToxinsOur bodies are wonderfully made and are tremendously resilient. Yet we can eventually overwhelm them with long-term, low-level exposure to toxic chemicals, especially when combined with our inattention to proper nutrition, lack of exercise and lack of rest.

What’s all the fuss about toxins, food additives, pesticides, herbicides, etc.? Many factors such as environmental toxins, chronic stress and genetic predisposition, working together, weaken your body.

The average American consumes seven pounds of food additives per year, including chemical preservatives, artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and assorted other substances. We use chemicals to keep insects from ruining our crops, make our fabrics flame-retardant, our shampoos fragrant, our homes bug-free, and a host of other desirable objectives. But the result is that the typical U.S. home contains 1,500 hazardous substances and more than 10,000 food and chemical additives are allowed in the U.S. food supply.