Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ABC Wednesday Challenge - G

It's ABC Wednesday again, and we are all the way up to:

My tie yesterday was my Ungaro tie featuring flowers.

We have a small flower GARDEN. This is the first year that I have taken an active role in our flower GARDEN, usually I let Diann do the flowers, but this year I wanted to play too.

What better G word can there be than GARDENING? I love to GARDEN, it is a relaxing way to spend some time, and an economical way to produce food for the table.

The rewards of GROWING your own food, tending it, caring for it, and finally picking it and eating it, are incredible.

I dream of the day when we have at least an acre of garden, and I can plant as much of anything as I want, without having to worry about space.

I like to follow any blogs I find that can help me with planting my GARDEN, or using the things that I GROW. There are GARDENING blogs GALORE, a GAZILLION of them out there, but I am always looking for the reaaly GOOD ones!

Every once in a while, I see a blog that really catches my attention.
Sometimes it is because of the pictures, sometimes it is funny, and sometimes it is a blog filled with GREAT information.

I have recently been closely following a blog that falls into the latter category.

Alea, at Premeditated Leftovers has been writing some posts about how to use the herbs that she grows.

Alea always has a lot of recipes, that I read and think, "Oh, I'll have to try that some day."

But when she started posting about herbs it really caught my eye.

A while back, she posted about how to dry herbs in a bag, an informative post, with pictures, so that even a beginner can easily see what she is talking about. Her method is a great way to dry herbs, and her post is very clear and easy to understand.

Now, more recently she posted about how to grind Coriander, (which most of us know is the seed from the Cilantro Plant.

Alea has some GREAT tips for GARDENERS, and I GUARANTEE you, that they are easy to understand and follow. You should take a minute and check out her blog. By GEORGE, You will be GLAD you did!

Please take some time to check out what others were INSPIRED to blog about this week, at

ABC Wednesday,

and feel free to add your own blog to the list as we work our way through the alphabet.
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  1. Great post as always, Troy! Hope you're feeling better! We're all holding good thoughts!!


  2. I will check out her info for drying herbs. Thanks for a great post and hope you are feeling better!

  3. Thanks for your kind words, Troy! I don't have to G- Google info on herbs, I just search your blog!

  4. Cooking and gardening are outside the scope of my hobbies, but I do like to visit your blog each week because you always come up with something different and who knows when I might need the information you present!

  5. Will check these out Troy! How are you doing? Hope you are feeling better.
    Lots of love, Denise x

  6. well done. hope you keep feeling better.

    ROG, our ABC Wednesday team

  7. Really a thoughtful and informative post. Going to try this drying technique for my over-abundant basil. Also check out garden-web.com for an awesome Q&A community. :-)

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better. And I did not know that coriander comes from cilantro, so thank you.
    Donna - ABC Wednesday

  9. Great post, loved it!

    Take good care, Troy, it's good to know you're feeling better!

    Kisses from us.