Author Archives: morgaineotm

and summer begins

  My favorite lillies.  The color fades fast in the harsh AZ sun new planting of bush beans have been eating string beans from the greenhouse already, while the peas in the garden are just starting to bloom and set … Continue reading

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more cooking with the sun

  Since I didn’t have a nesting pot, made one with aluminum foil.  Brown basmati Rice at the bottom. Followed directions for proportions and added 1/4C of water more.  The other is two chicken thighs.  Put a little aluminum foil … Continue reading

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Sun Oven update plus

When one goes Gluten free, you miss a lot of stuff like bread, jelly donuts and cinnamon rolls (no I don’t really miss cake and GF cakes are pretty awesome anyway). These were made from Pamelas bread mix.  Second time … Continue reading

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details

  Since quantity is not the goal this year, am focusing on quality.  Blossom end rod in both tomatoes and zucchini have long been a problem and splitting tomatoes also. Blossom end rot is about calcium and splitting is about … Continue reading

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greenhouse harvest

  First greenbeans from the greenhouse. not enough for a meal, but added to, tasty Today’s greenhouse harvest.   problem with the small grow area of the greenhouse is one plant of this and one of that.  No other zucchini even … Continue reading

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onions and strawberries

The last of the onions – only grow the “walking” onions as have little room.  Keep enough of them going that if I ever need to share or expand, have some.  But it requires a fair amount of room to … Continue reading

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first harvest

not true.  have been eating onions, spinach and lettuce already.  So lets make this first SUMMER harvest.  Tomato out of the greenhouse. perfect and absolutely delicious!  Green beans, greenhouse also, coming along nicely.   Two weeks ago it was cool … Continue reading

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