Tag Archives | cucumber

Confessions in Cucumber Salad

coriander cucumber salad from the garden

Cultivating cucumbers this summer? Two of our three cucumber vines recently succumbed to the stress of our brutal heat, yet the third is thriving, a steady producer, surprising me every several days with a new fruit (vegetable!) revealed somewhere under the broad, sheltering leaves. Happily we are enjoying a constant supply of Cucumber Salad on […]

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A Garden’s Good Hope

a viola volunteers in the garden

Hope We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:17-22 NIV Hope is the courage to move forward, the promise […]

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A Recipe for Lentil Summer Salad

Lentil Summer Salad with chard leaf

Lentils speak of stew. Their strong flavor and hearty texture seem to beckon a warm, allium-blessed broth. This image is captured in God’s Word, a steaming pot of lentils grabbing Esau’s appetite: Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished…Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil […]

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There’s Corn in Egypt Salad

summer garden produce makes There's Corn in Egypt Salad

Summer is in full glory this week in my garden…which is an understated way of saying, “I’m hot.” Temperatures teetering at the 100 degree mark make me weary. Whiney. Wailing for easier times, remembering only their plenty, not their want. If you are a Bible gardener, you will quickly connect my attitude with the Israelites, those wandering souls […]

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Plants to Cultivate

Psalm 104:14 plants to cultivate

Our Plant Guide is expanding! Announcing new plants for you to cultivate-or some old friends you may never have realized have a home in God’s Word. May Scriptures pour off the page and into your heart as you work and take care of them in your garden.   Hyssop By now an old favorite, hyssop took […]

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Keeping Company with Cucumbers

garden in delight fresh cucumber from the vine

Time to sow vegetable garden seeds, indoors in seed pots for those of you with a few more weeks of freeze-worry, or directly in the garden for those of us in the free abandon of spring. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2014 the Year of the Cucumber. Last summer was our first try at the […]

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