everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.

veggie fajitas with quinoa and black beans

Summer’s just around the corner and that means gearing up for easy, fresh, warm-weather fare.  We had a peek in to what summer has in store the other day (woo … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

french onion soup with gratinée

And so my affinity for soup continues :)  But I promise that if you give this soup a try, you’ll understand why! For those of you who already love french … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

starter soil appraisal and planting tomatoes

Last weekend I decided it was high time we get our tomatoes started :) Tomato basic stats – Earliest Paste and Rocky Mountain Hybrid – Start indoors 5-7 weeks before … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

egg me ;)

I think if I had the time and energy to dye eggs year round, I would.  Come on, what’s more refreshing then a bevy of colorful eggs when you open … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

TDF guacamole

It’s the time of year you’ve all been waiting for – AVOCADO SEASON! Apologies if I seem a little over enthused but holy moly guacamole, avocados are one of my … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

new bed update – three cheers for non-permanent siding!

The new beds are finished and I’m so excited!  Especially because when we put them in last Fall, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do in terms … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

penne with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and almonds

Last week I experienced a rare lapse in my desire to cook anything at all… seriously, I had spent all day digging and redigging my garden beds and as far … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

ballasts, growing lights, and starts OH MY!

About a week and a half ago, I planted my first starts of the season – peppers and leeks.  Now that they are beginning to sprout, it’s time for growing … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 2 Comments




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