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Quick Spicy Pickled Urizun Japanese Winged Beans

Walking out in the garden, I noticed I needed to go ahead and harvest some of my Urizun Japanese Winged Beans before they got too big. I went ahead and harvested them and decided to make some quick “refrigerator-style” spicy pickled beans. I’m glad that I did as I love everything pickled and these areContinue reading “Quick Spicy Pickled Urizun Japanese Winged Beans”

Plant Spotlight: Urizun Japanese Winged Bean

Join Louisiana Simple Living in this new series casting a spotlight on various really cool plants that I grow in my backyard organic raised bed garden. The first plant in the spotlight is the Urizun Japanese Winged Bean. This exotic and tropical plant grows great in Zone 9A. Check out all the bean pods andContinue reading “Plant Spotlight: Urizun Japanese Winged Bean”

DIY Automated Drip Irrigation System For Raised Beds

If you want a step-change approach to your backyard garden, go ahead and build a DIY automated drip irrigation system for your raised beds. It’s so critical when you have to work late or want to spend a weekend away with your significant other or friends. I have used this system all around my suburbanContinue reading “DIY Automated Drip Irrigation System For Raised Beds”

9 Favorite Seeds to Sow in August (Zone 9A)

Join Louisiana Simple Living as I discuss 9 of my favorite seeds to sow in August in Zone 9A. Who says Spring is the only time to Garden? Are you going to have a Fall garden? I say yes, you really should grow a Fall garden as it provides some different and delicious types ofContinue reading “9 Favorite Seeds to Sow in August (Zone 9A)”

Fall Garden Prep: Summer Garden Harvest and Maintenance

It’s time to harvest and cleanup my Summer Garden in order to get ready for my Fall Garden.

DIY: Herb Planter Box for Apartment Balcony

Built and installed a three-tiered garden planter for my daughter.

Bonnecaze Farms

Red Stick Farmers Market (Downtown Baton Rouge): Vendor Showcase

Join Louisiana Simple Living as we attended the Saturday morning (8:00AM to Noon) Red Stick Farmers Market in downtown Baton Rouge. We wanted to interview and showcase some of the vendors which are the backbone of our community. BREADA, a non-profit organization, started the Red Stick Farmers Market back in 1996 and still supports thisContinue reading “Red Stick Farmers Market (Downtown Baton Rouge): Vendor Showcase”

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Homemade Tomato Jam Canning Recipe – Truly Delicious

Learn how to can fresh tomato jam

Don’t Drink Cheap Spiked Eggnog – Make Coquito

How many times do you pick up a bottle of spiked eggnog from the grocery store on the way to a New Year’s eve party. Was it as good as you hoped? That’s the reason for making Coquito. This is a Puerto Rican take on eggnog and is out of this world. Enjoy and HappyContinue reading “Don’t Drink Cheap Spiked Eggnog – Make Coquito”

Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing

One of my go-to’s when it comes to holidays is the Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing. It was a recipe that my Grandmother-in-law created and has now been passed down to my family. This is an extremely easy yet delicious recipe that anybody can make. Give this recipe a try and you will not beContinue reading “Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing”


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