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Pico de Gallo

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)


3 Cups diced tomatoes (5 Medium)

1 Cup diced onions (2 Small)

1/4 Cup minced fresh cilantro

Juice from 1 lime

1-1 1/2 tsp salt, depending on your taste

*Optional: 1 pepper for spice.  Jalapeno, Habanero, Ghost, whatever your heart desires (or your tastebuds can handle)! Use caution here.  The more seeds you add to the mix, the spicier the end result.  If you core and deseed the pepper you may want to wear gloves... this may stay ...

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Blossom End Rot, Tomatoes

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The extreme weather is taking it's toll, and the first real signs of damage are showing.  Typically we don't see ripened tomatoes in the garden until August, unless they are cherry tomatoes.  Surprisingly the beefsteak, although the fruits are small, are starting to turn red and it's only the secong week in July.

The problem is that the extreme heat, and lack of rain (been a month since our last rainfall) are creating less then ideal growing conditions.  I have had t...

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Turnip Slaw Recipe

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

4 Cups Shredded Turnips

1/4 C Shredded Carrot

1/4 C Diced Onion

1/4 C Mayo

1 T Vinegar

2 T Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

-Mix Mayo, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, and Pepper

-Pour mixture over Turnips, Carrots, and Onions


-Refrigerate several hours

* To make traditional cole slaw replace shredded turnip with shredded cabbage.

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Giant Zucchini

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The one that got away... I was discussing this very topic with a gardening friend the other day... if you've ever grown zucchini then you are familiar with the mystery zucchini that suddenly appears, that you apparently missed, which has gotten too big to eat. I check my plants every day, yet this morning I found this guy! How did I miss that?! Sollution: You can let these go to seed and harvest for next years planting (or share the seeds with you friends, makes a cute little gift with a grea...

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New flavor is a success!

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on June 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I am pleased to announce that our new flavor is a success!  After an exciting online vote for a name the choice is clear... Pup-kin Pye!

Made using a fresh pumpkin grown in my garden, and adding rye to the mix, the pups have decided they like the new flavor.  Quantities will be limited, as pumpkin is hard to find during the off season.  The one I used for the sample batch was vaccuum sealed and frozen, but I only have enough for a handful of bags... at least until later i...

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Four Legs Event, Saturday, June 2nd

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Please help! Saturday (June 2nd) I will be given the opportunity to sell my treats at Four Legs Pets in Gilberts. There will be an adoption event there, and I will be setting up shop... and if the owner likes my products she may agree to carry them in her stores (2 locations, Gilberts and Algonquin)! I will have my dog treats, fresh catnip, and bird treats... Please pass the word along to your friends in the area!

Four Legs Paws 847-836-7738

133 E. Higgins Rd., Gilberts


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Penny Ball

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

So I found the idea for this one on Pinterest, it looked so easy that I figured I'd give it a try!

Supplies: Bowling ball, lots of pennies, hot glue gun

I picked up a bowling ball from the Goodwill store for $1.99...

After an intense cleaning my ball was ready.  The original project I read up on called for silicon caulking to adhear the pennies, but I didn't have any handy.  I improvised using hot glue, so this is also a bit of an experiment to see if the...

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Pallet Gate

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

So, I'm slightly addicted to the Gardening boards on Pinterest.  Sometimes I feel it should be called 50 things you can do with a pallet, though!  We recently replaced and repaired the split rail fencing in the garden, and added a few new gates for easier access.  I am a big fan of home made gates, all of mine are different and unique.  After installing a section of side fencing, but before installing a gate I was left with a gap.

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Raffle Prize Donations For Team Cure or Bust

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Two special gifts were created to support Team Cure or Bust in their upcoming fundraising event to benefit the 2012 Susan G Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure. Please check out the link to their website for additional donation opportunities!


The "Dog" themed basket contains treats, cookies, and toys. whil...

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Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Planting asparagus is so easy to do! It will take about 3 years before you will have stalks that are large enough to eat, but they are so low maintenance. The stalks are very unique if allowed to flower, they make a great addition to any garden. They can grow up to 4 feet, have foliage similar to the tiny leaves on a dill plant, and produce small yellow flowers. Check them every day for edible stalks as these stalks will very quickly grow to an inedible fiberous stalk. I keep them wrapped in ...

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