Monthly archive January, 2012
Eggplant Burgers with Tomato and Lettuce

Eggplant Burgers with Tomato and Lettuce

I’d like to share with you another delicious recipe we’ve received for the 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest. This one comes to us from Pam Correll in Pennsylvania and I felt it was a good one to feature since it uses a vegetable not quite as commonly-grown in the garden: eggplant! Considered a “superfood” by...
3 x 3 Garden #2: The Apricot Shade Trio

3 x 3 Garden #2: The Apricot Shade Trio

Just as I promised, the second garden in my 3X3 Garden Series is specially suited for all of you shade-dwellers! The wonderful warm color of apricot is one of my personal favorites in the garden as it catches the eye without over-powering everything else. While bright splashes of colors such as yellow and pink can...
Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable???

Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable???

Yes, it an age-old question and one that comes with much debate. Normally I wouldn’t write a post about something so “overly discussed”, however, I’ve received multiple entries into the recipe contest that use tomatoes as their “qualifying ingredient”. Since we have a separate contest category for fruits and a separate category for vegetables, it...
3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

Welcome to the first post in my 3X3 Garden Series! Those of you with lots-o-sun and an eye for color are going to LOVE this combination! For my first “3×3 Garden”, I’ve chosen three plants that are sure to “light up” your garden spot or container. This trio consists of canna and calla lilies. These...
Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin

Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin

The 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest is in full-swing and we’ve been receiving some AMAZING recipes! With the “feels like” temperature today being -14 degrees F, my thoughts are turning towards food of warmth and comfort. Therefore, I’ve selected Barbara Engelhart’s recipe for Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin to share with you today! Barbara submits her...
The Homegrown Recipe Contest is Back!

The Homegrown Recipe Contest is Back!

Listen up all of you cooks and bakers out there! Holland Bulb Farms just announced its 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest! Just like last year, Holland Bulb Farms is asking for your best recipes using a fruit and/or vegetable that they sell! The contest began on Friday, January 13th and continues for about a month...
The 3x3 Garden Series (and no, I'm not talking dimensions...)

The 3×3 Garden Series (and no, I’m not talking dimensions…)

With the New Year upon us, I’ve been thinking it’s time for a fresh, new idea for the Bulb Blog. Sure, there are a million and one gardening topics I could cover (and still intend to continue doing) but I like to keep things interesting, both for you as my readers and for myself as...
Do Less and Do it Better

Do Less and Do it Better

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman The New Year is upon...