Archive for June, 2011

June 20, 2011

Summer Tilapia

Having a garden makes it easier to be creative in the kitchen.  The produce is right outside my backdoor and there are so many ingredients to pick from.  I whipped up this sauce in a minute after I figured out I wanted some sauce for my fish.  Enjoy!

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3Tbs Chopped onions
  • 1Tbs chopped bell pepper
  • 1Tbs capers
  • 1tsp chopped garlic
  • Fresh Basil & Oregano to taste
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce

Over medium temperature heat olive oil in a medium-sized  skillet.  Saute fillets 4 minutes on each  side.  Remove fish and leave the oil in the pan.  Add the onion and peppers; cook until the onion is translucent. Add capers, garlic, basil and oregano.  Stir until the garlic is fragrant and then add the diced tomato.  Stir for minute and add the tomato sauce.  Simmer for 1 minute, add the tilapia on the top and simmer 1 more minute.  Serves 4.

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June 17, 2011

Veggie Garden – Summer Shut Down

We’ve had 2 afternoon’s with thunderstom in a row.  If we get one tomorrow I’m officially declaring rainy season is here.  With it comes the burning heat of the summer.  A beast I have not yet learned to defend my garden from.

So after failed attempts to grow okra (I think the seeds were old) I decided to shut down the garden.  Not wanting to waste time, I covered it with plastic to increase the teperature of the dirt.  This should kill any weed seeds and nematodes.

I will use the extra time to drool…I mean dream about next season’s garden and what I’ll be growing.