Southern Home Farming

Submitted by Christi

The weather is getting hot, hot, hot and that is a great time to skip turning on the oven and just use veggies from the garden!

So many wonderful possibilities springing from a few seeds! Tonight, I want to tell you about a wonderful site set up by Triscuit. Yes, Triscuit! Those wonderfully, delicious wheat crackers. They are promoting something close to my heart – growing your own HOME FARM! Check out their great site at for some great ideas and tips on how you can grow your own home farm! They are even including seeds with their promotional boxes of Triscuits. You know, even if you have already planted herbs, you can still plant more to extend your herb harvesting season!

Triscuit was so kind to let me know about this program so I could pass it on to you here. They sent me 2 boxes of Triscuits – both original and reduced fat. By the way, there is very little difference in the taste of the original and the reduced fat – gotta love that! They also sent a $20 gift card to help pay for some potting soil to plant the wonderful seeds that were included with the Tricuits! One card of dill seeds and one card of basil. I didn’t have dill already growing, so I am really looking forward to that. I did have basil growing so I will use those seeds to extend the season.

Growing herbs and veggies from seed is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have! Thank you Triscuit for encouraging this activity! Y’all enjoy your time in the garden – even if it is just a pot on your patio!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Classic Caprese Toppers
Something else yummy from the Triscuit website!

Prep: 5 min Total: 5 min

8 TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Crackers

1 oz. POLLY-O Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cut into 8 thin slices

4 grape tomatoes, halved

8 small fresh basil leaves

1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper

TOP crackers with remaining ingredients.

Makes 4 servings, two topped crackers each.

Information: 60 calories, 3g total fat, less than 5mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 7g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein

Enjoy your Wednesday and be sure to check out:

Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer

and What’s on the Menu Wednesday with Dining with Debbie!


13 Responses to “Southern Home Farming”

  1. teresa Says:

    Garden looks great. We have only gotten lettuce so far but there will be plenty of other great veggies soon.

  2. Ro Says:

    Your garden is really doing well. I have tomatoes that will be ready soon.

  3. onceinabluemoon Says:

    nothing better then fresh herbs!

  4. Tink *~*~* Says:

    Love some fresh herbs, especially basil for pesto 🙂

    Tink *~*~*

  5. Dayle Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Even a pot on a patio can be a personal garden.

  6. Natasha Says:

    You herbs look very healthy. Yummy recipe too. Thanks for sharing it.

    Hope your Wednesday is fabulous!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

  7. Joyce M Says:

    Fresh herbs taste so much better in a recipe than dry.
    Joyce M

  8. Ann Says:

    Great looking vegies-nothing better. In the summer I try to grill everything outdoors-grilled vegetables takes so yiummy. Happy Outdoor Wed.

  9. Tracy Says:

    Your veggies and herbs look great! I always prefer to use fresh herbs in my recipes, it really does make a difference.

  10. ann chin, New Zealand Says:

    Lovely garden with all the herbs. I see the basil and the marigold.

  11. Renee Says:

    I love Triscuits. Sounds like a great recipe. basil is one of my fave herbs. My pots of herbs got some much needed rain today.

  12. candy Says:

    Love the rock and the ‘so true’ quote. I have shared many times with my sweet Lord while digging in the dirt. Nothing like it!
    Blessings 😉

  13. candy Says:

    Love the rock and the ‘so true’ quote. I’ve shared many sweet moments with Lord while digging in the dirt.
    Blessings 😉

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