Monday : Coffee Break

Happy Monday ! Sunshine is finally here but Rain is scheduled for the weekend. But we did get a break on Sunday and we did some grilling and yard work. Monday plans is lots of housework and Enjoying the Sunshine with Blue with some work in the flower beds. But first I going to enjoy some Louisiana coffee and a break/

Louisiana roasted Community coffee

On the Grill : Sunday’s Beer Can Chicken

  • 1 chicken whole, 3 – 4 lb chicken
  • 12 oz beer can, or you can use Pop
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Chicken spice rub ( you can make your own or use a favorite brand)

  • Grill needs to be set at 375 digress and will take about 2 hours to bake
  • Clean the chicken, Rub with oil and season chicken
  • Place chicken over beer can: Place the chicken upright over the beer can. Use the chicken legs to support its body and it acts like a tripod, preventing the chicken from falling over.
  • Bake: Transfer the roasting pan to the oven. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. To check to see if it’s done, insert a knife into the thickest part of the thigh, and the juices should run clear. To properly test if the chicken is cooked through, use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is 165F/75C degrees.

We make this often during the Summer and use the leftover Chicken for Pasta Salad ,Chicken Taco and the bones for stock.

Today is National Garlic Day :

How to Plant Garlic

Planting garlic is relatively simple. Separate cloves. Space the cloves 4-6″ apart. Rows should be spaced one foot apart. The cloves should be planted with the pointed end up and the blunt end down. Push each clove 1-2″ into the ground, firm the soil around it, and water the bed if it is dry.


After planting, lay down a protective mulch of straw, chopped leaves or grass clippings. In cold-winter regions the mulch should be approximately 4 inches thick. Mulch will help to prevent the garlic roots from being heaved out of the ground by alternate freezing and thawing. A light application of mulch is useful in milder climates to control the growth of winter weeds.

How long does it take for garlic to be ready to harvest?

nine month When grown under the right conditions, garlic typically takes nine months to mature. Garlic grows best when it receives at least six hours of full sun daily. Plant garlic in the fall three to eight weeks before the first autumn freez

This week on the blog :

  • Garlic Day
  • Volunteer Recognition Day
  • Chinese Language Day
  • Earth Day
  • Zucchini Bread Day
  • World Penguin Day

Tuesday Gardening post : Recycling and container gardens >>>

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