Education, How to, Recipe, Recipes

I scream, You Scream, We all scream for…

Recipe to make Orange Sherbet Ice Cream. This recipe requires only 2 simple ingredients to make this super summer time treat.

To make our orange version of sherbet, combine 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 two liter of orange soda in an ice cream maker.

Mix for 20-30 Minutes. Enjoy

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canning, Gardening, Recipes

Canning Party In The USA 2 – Cowboy Candy

Today we made Cowboy Candy from our Jalapenos. This sweet recipe is great for any dish you put it on. The sweet heat is great and easy to make with a simple sugar solution and 3 pounds of Jalapenos. If you have never tried Cowboy Candy give it a try.

Ingredients need:

3 pounds fresh jalapenos, washed
2 cups apple cider vinegar
6 cups granulated sugar
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon celery seed
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

http://www.muybuenocookbook.com/2013/01/cowboy-candy-candied-jalapenos/

Music By: Dan-O at http://danosongs.com

Gardening, Recipe, Recipes

How We Cook Swiss Chard – Simple

On this episode we cook you up some Swiss Chard. Chard is a great alternative to spinach, matter of fact you can use it in any recipe that requires spinach. Some say it may be better for your health. To make this simple dish, you will need:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bunch of Swiss Chard
Minced Garlic
Parmesan Cheese

Cook the garlic and chard stock in the pan for a few minutes until tender.
Add the leafs to the pan
Cook down leafs and serve on a plate with Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy. Amazing Simple Swiss Chard recipe.

Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com

Garden, Gardening, Organic, Pests, Recipes, Technology, Vegatables

More Bees and Less Aphids

My garden so far is doing great, I have pulled out about 25 cucumbers plus out of the garden and 8 or so squash, tomatoes are starting to flower and my pepper plants have little peppers on them. I have been running into one issue on my cucks and that is aphids. If you have never seen aphids they are pretty disgusting. It is almost embarrassing to admit your plants have bugs much like your own child has lice at school, but I have lice in my garden there it has been said.

I lost 2 cucumber plants before I knew what was going on. The picture is not from my garden but the one I found on the internet that let me know what I had. I started taking action as soon as I figure it out what the small invaders where. They reproduce at an alarming rate.  I use a water hose to wash off the bottoms of the leafs every day and my plants have bounced back. I used Neem Py which works like a charm. However the ants protect them like Doritos to a teenager. As soon as I get rid of them the ants bring them right back to suck on there “honeydew” for food.  It will be an on going battle for now on but at least I am one step head of the game. Ladybugs are the number one consumer of aphids but I have yet to see any in my garden.

Bee Attractant

I have only noticed a few bees buzzing around my gardening and decided to try to attract more of natures helping hand to vegitate.

I found several bee forums and this was the most recommend household treatment I could find so I made some up and filmed it for your viewing pleasure. I sprayed it on the flowering plants and came inside. After 4 hours I went to check to see if it made a difference. I counted 4 wasps, 2 bumble bees, a ton of ants, flies and dragonflies had came to the garden party. Hopefully I will get more bees but it did work. Maybe the ants will leave the aphids along and drink my elixir instead but that is wishful thinking. You can watch the video below.

Garden, Gardening, Organic, Pests, Recipes, Technology

Bee attractant recipe for urban garderners

My garden so far is doing great, I have pulled out about 25 cucumbers plus out of the garden and 8 or so squash, tomatoes are starting to flower and my pepper plants have little peppers on them. I have been running into one issue on my cukes and that is aphids. If you have never seen aphids they are pretty disgusting. It is almost embarrassing to admit your plants have bugs much like your own child has lice at school, but I have lice in my garden there it has been said.

I lost 2 cucumber plants before I knew what was going on. The picture is not from my garden but the one I found on the internet that let me know what I had. I started taking action as soon as I figure it out what the small invaders where. They reproduce at an alarming rate.  I use a water hose to wash off the bottoms of the leafs every day and my plants have bounced back. I used Neem Py which works like a charm. However the ants protect them like Doritos to a teenager. As soon as I get rid of them the ants bring them right back to suck on there “honeydew” for food.  It will be an on going battle for now on but at least I am one step head of the game. Ladybugs are the number one consumer of aphids but I have yet to see any in my garden.

Bees
Bees

Bee Attractant Recipe

I have only noticed a few bees buzzing around my gardening and decided to try to attract more of natures helping hand to vegitate.

I found several bee forums and this was the most recommend household treatment for making bee attractant I could find so I made some up and filmed it for your viewing pleasure. I sprayed it on the flowering plants and came inside. After 4 hours I went to check to see if it made a difference. I counted 4 wasps, 2 bumble bees, a ton of ants, flies and dragonflies had came to the garden party. Hopefully I will get more bees but it did work. Maybe the ants will leave the aphids along and drink my elixir instead but that is wishful thinking. You can watch the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl0o2aytaFE