Author Archive for Joe

Good Riddence

collapsed-home

For the last two years we’ve enjoyed the view of a half collapsed house across the street. Sitting on the porch, it’s there. Sitting in the living room, it’s there. Perfectly framed through our large front windows like a horrible…

Grilled Asparagus

grilled-asparagus

One of my favorite times of year is here. It’s asparagus season! Oddly enough while growing up I thought these tall thin green stalks were not appealing in the least. As I’ve aged though I’ve come to appreciate healthy foods…

Square Foot Gardening 2.0

cinder block garden

Another year of gardening has arrived and this time around I’ve decided to change things up with my raised cinder block garden. It will be getting a new location and a new shape. Last year my foray into square foot…

Kitchen Rehab

shaker cabinets

Nothing much has been happening around here lately so I haven’t been updating this blog as often as I’d like to be. I know, shame on me! I should probably be punished. However, a couple weeks ago something awesome happened.…

Homemade Butter

butter

What do you get when you combine whipping cream, a mixer, and 10 minutes? Homemade butter!! I don’t recall where this stemmed from but several weeks ago I got it into my head that I wanted to make butter (I…

Kickstarter Campaign

fleurdelis

So, I’ve been a graphic artist for a good number of years. Some of it has paid the bills but most of my graphic work was for my own benefit. I’m not a master, pro, or whatever you want to…

Grilled Peppers Recipe

grilled peppers

Aside from eating sweet peppers raw, my next favorite way to eat them is cooked on the grill. The heat really brings out some great flavors in peppers when cooked. Summer is the time for grilling, and with the high…

Lemon Cucumber Update

lemon cucumber

I knew that as soon as I posted about the lemon cucumber plant taking forever to fruit that it wouldn’t be long for it to start producing. If you like bite sized cucumbers, you’ll love this plant. Not only does…