Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!!


AIB LogoWelcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Over the next 10 days you can visit over 44 authors who will share gardening tips, recipes, great giveaways and one amazing Grand prize: ereader of your choice (up to $200 value) and second prize a $25 gift card to the ebook retailer of your choice. All you have to do is leave a comment on each author’s blog with your EMAIL (so we can contact you if you win) and you will automatically be entered to win!! That’s over 44 chances!!

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Gardening Tip: Need to eradicate weeds from a garden bed? Smother them with newspaper.

And now that you’ve gotten the weeds out of your garden with my little tip, lol, you can pick some of those delicious herbs and veggies and make this family recipe for Vegetable Dip. It’s been our favorite for many years! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do alongside your fresh veggies from your garden.

Mom’s Veggie Dip
1 c mayoimages
1 c sour cream
½ tsp each: Pepper, Onion salt, Garlic salt, Accent seasoning, Parsley flakes
• Mix all ingredients the night before serving for optimum flavor.
• Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thank you for stopping by! Click here for more chances to win fun prizes/grand prize and visit the other wonderful authors and bloggers on this hop! (Winners will be posted on both the first (Dianne Venetta) and last
(BloominThyme’s) websites.)
Happy Spring!


20 thoughts on “Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!!

  1. This sounds like it’s going to be fun. Thanks for the dip recipe! I will be trying that one because it’s so simple.

  2. I’m not a gardener but I have heard of using newspapers to reduce weed growth. Good tip. And I love the sound of your veggie dip. I’m taking that recipe for myself! Thanks.

  3. I made a dip that is almost exactly like yours. We really love it with vegetables!! No gardening tips, my husband is the gardener, he is always outside doing something~~~~

    Judy Cox

  4. thanks for the gardening tip and the recipe!

    Here’s a simple recipe for salmon:
    2 6-8 oz slamon fillets
    2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
    2.5 tbsp fresh chopped dill
    2.5 tbsp fresh chopped basil
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Brush the fillets with 1 tbsp oil and salt and pepper to taste. Press chopped herbs into fillet. Heat remaining tbsp of oil in pan on medium high heat. Place salmon herb-side down and cook for 4 minutes. Turn salmon over and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until center is opaque. Serve on a bed of sauteed spinach.

  5. My favorite tip is to grow tomatoes in a hanging planter it always seems they do better than way than in a potted container

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. Search the internet for free seeds. Last year, I received popcorn seeds from Boom-Chicka and had AWESOME homegrown popcorn that was some of the best popcorn I’ve popped! So maybe it tasted better because I grew the popcorn and it was free! LOL

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  7. I make this dip with chopped tomatoes and green onions, add one (1) 8 oz can each of chopped black olives and chopped green chili peppers. Add Good Seasons Italian dressing (the powdered kind in the envelope -but omit the water when mixing). Toss all the ingredients in the dressing…..add 8 oz shredded pepperjack cheese; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with lime tortilla chips.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  8. I used newspaper when I built my raised beds. It was a lot faster than digging, removing the grass and raking it out.

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