Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tomboy Tools!

So one of the things that I do is sell Tomboy Tools.  These are great for the handy woman in your house, the do-it-yourselfer, or any woman who wants to be able to do things!

These make great gifts for the going back to college crowd!

Check out my website:

Here's one of our new products that I just LOVE:

Precision Socket Set
NEW! Our 10-Piece Precision Socket Set features high-quality, Chrome Vanadium 1/4" drive mini flex-head with a comfortable rubber-grip ratchet.  The 72 fine tooth flex-head provides more strength and durability and features a quick release ratchet. Comes with Hex sockets ranging from 3/16" to 1/2" and includes a 1/4" socket adapter.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cheering up a blah corner

Any blah corner of your property can be cheered up with a few flowers. This corner next to our house has no topsoil, just gravel next to the foundation and fence. I dug out a bit of gravel and added some soil and hollyhock seeds. Leveled the gravel and placed a flat concrete block. A pot planted with flowers... And this is the cheery result!

Monday, August 6, 2012

SUMMER --and lovin' the CSA!

Wow. I didn't realize that it's been this long since I've posted something. Summer has been crazy, with a million things to do.

Greens, Greens, Greens earlier in the summer

But a highlight of our summer for the last three years has been our weekly CSA share! CSA stands for "community supported agriculture". I'd love to be able to grow awesome vegetables but all I seem to produce is a small quantity of tomatoes. Signing up with a local farmer is great.

1) we get fresh local grown chemical free produce
2) I pay in early spring, usually with the tax refund! :)
3) we are supporting local (usually young) farmers!
4) it's a surprise and a challenge every week!

Arugula, tomato, onion salad and honeyed beets, all from our share!

So here's a shout out to our local farmers:  Marci & Greg, you are the best!

This week we had two fennel bulbs in our share.

So tonight's salad was ORANGE, FENNEL & ARUGULA!

Arugula leaves
One orange thinly sliced
Fennel bulb very thinly sliced
3 green onions chopped
1/2 cup almonds, chopped or sliced
3T orange juice
3T olive oil
Salt and pepper

Tear arugula, place in bowl with sliced orange, fennel and green onions. Toast the almonds in the olive oil in a small frypan until slightly brown. Allow to cool. Add orange juice to almond/oil mixture and blend well. Sprinkle veggie/orange mixture with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over and toss.

Sorry - the Hubby ate it before I could take a picture!