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”

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)”

How to Get Ready for Fall Raised-bed Garden in Zone 9A

You can be successful in Fall gardening in Zone 9A. See what you need to consider to be successful.

Chicken Fricassee over Puff Pastry Shell, Garlic Green Beans with Pancetta, and Stewed Okra

We love to cook and get family together to celebrate any time we can. We had good reason to celebrate as it’s our 34th (Erin and myself) and my Mom and Dad’s 61th wedding anniversary. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun! Right, baby? My mom and dad, along with my in-laws, cameContinue reading “Chicken Fricassee over Puff Pastry Shell, Garlic Green Beans with Pancetta, and Stewed Okra”

Roasted Salsa Verde – From Garden to the Jar

Salsa Verde is a sauce or salsa made from tomatillos that you might recognize as that delicious greenish salsa you dip your tortilla chips in at your favorite Mexican restaurant.  Other common uses include as an enchilada sauce, salsa for tacos, and a cooking sauce for chicken, pork or fish.  There is nothing more satisfyingContinue reading “Roasted Salsa Verde – From Garden to the Jar”

Louisiana Simple Living – Who we are

Hello from Louisiana Simple Living! My name is Darrell, along with my wife and much better half Erin, my son Ryan and daughter Amanda, welcome you to our BLOG. Our lives wouldn’t be complete without our two standard poodles named Croix and Roux. Together, we are a family from Baton Rouge, LA, living the simpleContinue reading “Louisiana Simple Living – Who we are”

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