Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kentucky Derby day at Cellar 4201

April and I had a great day watching the Derby race sipping great wine at Cellar 4201 winery in East Bend NC.
 Hidden K Stables Rescue & Rehab will be hosting a Derby Party at Cellar 4

With silver goblet and cigar - life is good

Sipping Cellar 4201 Cherokee Red

Backyard Garden is well under way

It has been 4 years in the making.  Each year brings in new plants, richer and better soil, new fencing (the deer are rampant around here), and a larger foot print.

Starting Plants

From squash, tomatoes, cucumbers to peppers and herbs

The Garden

Nothing beats cheap - Buckets for Tomatoes

Raised bed of cedar

I use a combination of drip lines and mister heads
hooked to a timer for watering
Raised bed - two tier PVC

Herb Garden

Local NC pottery Mushrooms along side some oregano, garlic, and fennel 

Garlic budding

20 Days Later

We have had plenty of rain and cooler temps this spring.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Mangos were on sale this past weekend so we bought 5.  Now what to do with them?

I had planned to make smoothies but then tonight I got the idea for a salsa to go with the roasted chicken we had planned.  It turned out great.

1 Mango diced
1 Avocado
1/4 cup diced onion
1/8 cup cucumber
1/8 cup diced red pepper
Juice of 1 lime
Fresh cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional - Cumin for that Mexican flare