Showing posts from March, 2017

Backyard Container Garden - Gardening for the Non-Gardener

On February 18th I started a small container garden.  We turned an old cedar chest in a planter for some tomatoes and bell peppers.  Today is March 26th, more than a month later.

The plants look great but I think we still have a long way to go before there are actual tomatoes and peppers.

Today I staked the tomatoes because they were looking tall and floppy.  I really don't know how long it might be before the plants bloom.  I water the box once a day, in the mornings.  They look healthy so I assume they will bloom.

So, I planted all the tomatoes and pepper seeds that I had.  In retrospect, that was too many.  If all of the tomato plants bear fruit, we'll be neck deep.  I should have planted just a few of each vegetable.  Lesson learned. 

I also decided not to plant anything else until I see that this little garden experiment is working.  It's expensive to buy planters and the three part soil combo, so at this point it's a wait and see situation.  If I get vegetables t…

What to Eat on Low Carb

This is what I ate this last week:
 Above is a crab augratin.  It's crab meat, cream cheese and shredded cheddar.  To be honest, I didn't eat any.  My husband dipped tortilla chips into it and loved it.  I just wasn't in the mood for seafood this week.
 Sausage and saur kraut.  This was one of my favorite meals.  When you stop eating sugar you taste buds change.  I fell in love with the saur kraut and I paired it with meat for several meals during the week.
 Bacon Cheesy "Potatoes" - Radishes has replaced potatoes for me.  When cooked they taste very similar to potatoes.  I roasted the radishes, then piles on cheese and bacon and browned it.  Perfect low carb side dish.
 Cold Cut Wraps.  I made these wraps with lettuce leaves, cold cuts, tomato, avocado, sugar free pickles and car free mayo.  Loved them.
 Low Carb Bread - This is called "90 Second Bread" and is very easy to make.  It's just one egg, 1/3 cup almond flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and sal…