Author Archive | Amy


Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!   2 cayenne chili blooms. They’re so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared by Amy | (@amy_e_garrett) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:28pm PDT Save Save Save

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Artemis at our pond/dugout.

Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it’s somehow now 2017…. How did that happen? Looking back over all the year’s posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and “want to do”.  2017 has us on our own property so the “want […]

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2014 Veggie Garden offically started!

Finally – it’s been years since I got to really get into doing a veggie garden, but I got a start on it today! It didn’t take much work to get the container/raised beds cleaned up from the winter, and I planted onions: And a lonely rhubarb that won’t be lonely for long: Here’s all […]

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Carrot Cake

Print Carrot Cake A simple, but completely delicious and frosting smothered carrot cake. Doesn’t include yucky stuff like pecans or pineapple (which are fine on their own, but not in carrot cake). Course Dessert Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes Servings 12 Author Amy Garrett Ingredients For […]

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We get winter like Florida gets sun

Well, it’s been winter since the second week of November here (it was winter early October last year though, so I am happy fall stuck around a little longer) and it just keeps getting more and more wintery. And I’ll tell you a secret, I can run the John Deer to feed cows like nobody’s […]

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Quick & Easy Chili

Print Quick & Easy Chili This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. Course Main Dish, Soup Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Servings 6 Author Amy Garrett Ingredients […]

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Banana Bread

Print Banana Bread A super banana-y bread made with whole wheat; chocolate chips optional but yummy! Reduced sugar from many banana breads, the banana provides the rest of the sweetness. Course Bread Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes Servings 1 – 9×5″ pan Author Amy […]

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Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

Print Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie This is THE pumpkin pie to make for the holidays! I usually have to make 4-6. Another yummy find at Allrecipes. Course Dessert Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 2 – 9″ Pies Author Amy Garrett Ingredients 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream […]

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