Saturday Delights…

by agirlandhermutt on July 17, 2010

In honor of my yummy giveaway of PB2 (did you enter?!), I decided to make something sweet on this brutally hot day in Boston.

Hello Carrot Cake Muffins, courtesy of PB2’s recipe!

I made a few changes, but there is something magical about any baked good with carrots. Plus, I loved that I had all the goodies on hand, including the PB2 and crushed pineapple (thank you pineapple biscuits).

The only thing missing was some cream cheese frosting. Kind of destroys the point of healthy muffins though, I suppose. 😉

In other news, I bought a new laptop! There is a serious laptop issue happening in my house.

One netbook for me to tote around town. Two for work. This is nuts and signs of a possible problem. Don’t you think?!

The more and more that I blog and take photos I was realizing that I needed something a little more hardcore than my netbook. Welcome to the computer family new computer! I <3 you already!

Despite the new computer and some baking, I did go outside today. The garden needed some tender lovin’ care. My tomatoes are out of control…in a good way!

Mmm…so tasty right off the vine!

While I was outside, I tried to convince Kork to join me. He is a little afraid on my neighbor’s dog, who shares our yard, so he likes to stay close to the house. Poor little pup.

Maybe I convinced him *a little*?

We did a little tour of the yard and I noticed my neighbor’s absolutely gorgeous sunflowers!

They are huge!

I’m so impressed by her beautiful garden! I just don’t have the magic touch with flowers. I can buy them like a pro though!

When I got inside I made a little snack with my fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and a few mozzarella balls. Nothing better than freshly picked tomatoes, right?!

Phew…it has been a busy day! Tonight The Scientist and I are taking it easy with a little dining outside in Brookline. Hope you are having a great day!

PS. You can enter the PB2 giveaway until Monday night!


Garden is growing!

by agirlandhermutt on June 25, 2010

The garden is really picking up! I’m actually seeing things growing already and I’m so excited. I know I’ve seen things growing for a few weeks now, but it really feels like things are going to be ready to be picked soon. Check it out.

There are several peppers popping out on both of the pepper plants.

The yellow tomato plant has some treasures ready to go any day now.

The Topsy Turvy Tomato Tree is going nuts!

Check out the tomatoes popping out here.

The eggplant plant is looking nice, but still no buds or signs of other life. I’m ready for some action!

The garlic is looking a little rough but from what I understand, this is supposed to happen. I need to do a little investigating on this one.

The herbs are still totally out of control. Anyone have a need for basil or dill?!

Looking good there, Basil!

Happy Gardening kids! Anyone else got some things growing?!


Super Sunday (Day 150)…

by agirlandhermutt on May 30, 2010

I have officially have caught up on the season finale’s of almost all of the shows that I DVR. I’m really behind, but I love marathon watching of shows. 4 shows in a row in the ultimate!

In addition to some TV watching, I did just pretty much nothing. There was an invitation to a BBQ today but it just wasn’t going to happen. However, it was a nice day so The Scientist and I went outside to sit for a bit. He looked like a little old man sitting in his chair under the grape vines. We are still in “NO PICTURES!” mode so just imagine us sitting in these chairs. 🙂

While I was in the backyard I did a little investigation on my tomato plants. I started seeing a few flowers a few days ago so I’m on the lookout for tomatoes any day now.
Well guess what…I have 2!
I can tell this is going to be a good patio garden year! Stay tuned.
Hope you all have a great Sunday night! G’night kids!