Well, spring has…retreated in South Texas. And I’m a little worried. I planted a few vegetable plants thinking we were over the worst and along come two cold snaps. The first one I thought killed my tomato plant but it’s come back looking even better (thank goodness!). I’m just hoping that this recent cold front won’t kill the teeny, tiny cucumbers starting to emerge. Also, I have a few strawberries starting to get color but they’re not quite ready to be picked.
I decided to participate in the Authors in Bloom blog hop partly because I liked the name and partly because I’m always looking for good gardening tips. What the purpose of this blog hop? To share gardening tips, recipes and of course, discover authors you may not have heard of before. 🙂 Believe it or not, most of us are human and our creative skills are not limited to writing. I know quite a few who craft, garden and draw or paint in addition to writing. It’s like we can’t help ourselves and we like to make something out of nothing.
There are quite a few others participating in this blog hop which runs from April 7th to the 16th. AND there’s a Kindle DX up for grabs too if you’re able to visit all of the authors participating in the hop. There will be giveaways, recipes, and helpful gardening tips. It’s a win-win situation!
Follow the link for the Rafflecopter giveaway. Up for grabs is a copy of any of my When Love Trilogy books either ebook or print. Print copies will be mailed to US entrants only. Descriptions can be found on the Bookshelf tab.
There’s also a Facebook party happening on Dianne’s page if you’d like to visit. You can find it here. Don’t forget to show love to the authors participating by stopping by to say hello or share your own tips. Right now, I could use them. I didn’t plant enough cucumbers to make a batch of pickles but I’m hoping to get at least a few decent specimens for salads.
Here’s a current recipe the Hubby and I discovered. Simple and surprisingly filling.
Whole wheat tortillas
2 zucchini, sliced julienne style. (I used the cheese grater)
Spread thin layer of cheese on the tortilla, then layer ham and zucchini. Roll and eat. Simple as that. I made two small tortillas for dinner and couldn’t even finish the second one. This also works great as a sandwich. I added a bit of pepper to the ricotta.
Have fun on the hop and I can’t wait to see what types of tips and recipes anyone has. And if you have suggestions about how to produce a fantastic cucumber crop, please leave it in the comments!
You can find the other authors here. I have to link you to Dianne’s post because the Linky list doesn’t want to work with WordPress.