Blog Posts of the Week II

All the recipes this week are salad recipes, and can be found on my other blog, Sarah's Simple Stitches.

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day May 2010
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day was this week. I tried participating for a while, but could never remember to take pictures and get them posted. Now I just enjoy other bloggers' photos. GBBD is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. You can find other bloggers' gardens by scrolling down to the comments section on Carol's post.

The Seed Keeper Kit - A Review
Have you ever seen something and immediately knew it was perfect for ______ (fill in the blank)? Our Little Acre declares this to be the perfect seed organizer. I keep my seeds in this oversized (for seeds) box where the aren't really organized at all. The herbs, flowers and veggie seeds are kind of divided, but that's as far as organization went. Guess what's on my Christmas list this year? The Seed Keeper Kit is available online here.

You Might be a Gardening Geek: Rainy Day Edition
Every so often Carol of May Dreams Gardens posts about habits and attitudes that might prove that you are a  "Gardening Geek". Click on the 'gardening geek' label at the bottom of the post to see more "You Might be a Gardening Geek" posts.

Do it Yourself Kitchen Garden Inspiration: Build an Amish Cold Frame
This would most likely solve my cold frame problems (which I never did get around to blogging about). This post is from In My Kitchen Garden. Maybe I could sweet talk my Grandpa into helping me make one...

Tuesday Dose of Cute: Meeting Marta
This post is from Farmgirl Fare, sister blog to In my Kitchen Garden. It's lambing season, and the cuteness factor on this blog always goes up by about 110% during lambing season.

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!


Blog Posts of the Week I

Google Reader tells me that I have 108 blog subscriptions. If I were to check into Google Reader every day and read all the posts, there would be somewhere between 20 and 40 posts to read every day. However, I have a bad habit of not reading blogs or just reading select blogs until the number of unread posts gets around 500+. To help solve this problem, I'm starting a Blog Posts of the Week feature on my blog. I will feature the posts that were most helpful, most amusing, might be helpful someday, the recipes that sound delicious, and anything else that catches my fancy.

A Cute Animation to Watch
This one is filed under cute/made me smile. The Crafty Gardener blogged about an animation that her son-in-law made for a competition.

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Highlights: Edible Kitchen Garden
As The Inadvertent Gardener says, this garden is brilliant and perfect! I dream of someday having a kitchen garden. This dream includes a kitchen with a door that opens out onto a patio right next to the kitchen garden. For now I am making due with my little herb garden beside the shed. It is closer to the house than my veggie garden, which is nice when making pizza sauce - you just dash out with some scissors a get a bunch of whatever you need. I also love the idea of using wooden utensils as plant markers.

How to Divide and Repot Your Cymbidiums. (Or Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Wrong)
This post at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog could be useful, if I ever get a Cymbidium. Currently the probability of getting one is Highly Unlikely, but you never know. The author describes how she finally divided her Cymbidiums after a few years of neglect. After noting that she divided hers all wrong, she explains the proper method of dividing Cymbidiums.

Shrimp and Feta Orzo
I am not sure I would enjoy this dish, but it intrigues me. If I ever make, the recipe will probably be altered a bit. Posted by An Herbal Bedfellow.

There are a lot of blog posts being composed in my head right now. My Sis's wedding is making me a little crazy, so you may not see them for a while. In the meantime I will try to keep up with the Blog Posts of the Week.