Gardening

Meatless Monday – Roasted Red Pepper and Red Lentil Soup

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From Good Mother Diet!

 

It’s going to be a little warmer today, but according to weather.com, we are going to start getting cooler tomorrow.  I have been browsing to find some soup recipes.  My husband loves soup.  I would eat it 3 times a day.  I know.  When he had charge of the menu, we did that.  LOL!

 

When we start getting cooler weather, I like to celebrate the new season with a soup meal.  So while looking for something different, I came across this recipe.  I love the flavor of roasted red pepper.  It makes any tasty dish a little more intense.

 

Meatless Monday – Roasted Red Pepper and Red Lentil Soup

 

Enjoy!

 

Marcey

Oh Those Hot Dog Days Of Summer~~~What To Do To Weather The Heat!

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AtthebeachToday at lunch, my friends and I started talking about how brutal the weather has been.  I live in Texas and I am sure that everyone has been watching all of the bad weather going on around here.  Especially the flooding in Houston.  We are not the only part of the state with that problem.  We have friends who live in the hill country that are dealing with the effects of flooding right now. We are going to have to deal with another weather issue.  Heat.  The end of June to the beginning of September is a really hot time in Texas.  I am not sure that any part of our state escapes it.  We are not the only people who will be needing to be careful about overheating.  Did you know that the planet just had the hottest May on record?  Well I think that this is going to be an issue all over this year.  I want to be prepared and so I went to Google and found some good information: From webmd, you can find out how to survive this summer.  One of the important things is to prevent heat stroke. 

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Do You Need Some TIme Saving Ideas To Have The Garden You Want?

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Be a home owner takes up a lot of time.  Especially if you want to have a beautiful yard to sit in.  Enjoy the birds and watch squirrels play.  So I am always looking for ways to save time.  I found this article from Bob Vila(This Old House on PBS) on 7 ways to have a killer yard.  Living in Texas where we have been in a drought for 5 years, he had a couple of ideas for water conservations that caught my eye.   I know that we have had a lot of rain in the past couple of months.  Ask me next year if we are still in a drought!  7 Dirt Cheap Garden Hacks to Make Your First Backyard KillerKeeping plants adequately hydrated throughout the dog days of summer is virtually a full time job. That’s where this trick comes in handy. Designed to mimic a drip irrigation system, it delivers water straight to plant roots using nothing more than a plastic bottle and an orphan sock. Puncture holes around the sides, then stuff a sock in it—the fabric will absorb and retain the water, slowly distributing it to plants. Unscrew the cap and fill the bottle when you’re ready to water.
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