Weekly Menu 10.6.13 - 10.12.13 & Nitty Gritty Nursery

Sunday, October 6, 2013

 
Happy Fall Y'all!


Weekly Menu

Sunday: Seared Scallops with Butternut Squash Risotto

Monday:  Skirt Steak Salad with Blue Cheese from Smitten Kitchen (recipe here)

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken with Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans from Rachel Schultz (recipe here)

Wednesday:  Chipotle Chicken Stuffed in Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash from Half Baked Harvest (recipe here)

Thursday:  Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions (recipe to come)

Friday:  Surf and Turf Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Basil Dressing 

Saturday:  Supper Club



Instead of the usual weekly wrap-up, I have to take a minute to brag on my sister, Amber.  I've mentioned on here a few times before that she owns the Nitty Gritty Nursery and Edible Garden here in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.


Nitty Gritty Nursery and Edible Garden is a full service landscape and retail nursery with a focus on edible plants.  And right now, the place is absolutely gorgeous - packed to the brim with fall annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. 


And herbs!  If your looking to start your own herb garden, or even expand or "seasonalize" your existing one (which in my case means replacing the ones you killed), she has you covered. 

Thyme, basil, mint...


flat parsley, curly parsley, cilantro...


Chives, sage, oregano...



and even some edible flowers like pansies and nasturtium will thrive throughout the fall.  Not to mention they make gorgeous potted plants to scatter along your porches. 

I obviously have a slight potted plant hoarding problem.

  
She also has many different varieties of lettuces - mesclun mix, bibb, arugula, red leaf, and even kale.  No yard for a garden?  Not a problem, lettuces thrive in pots too.


Last but not least, the pumpkins!  They have a variety of heirloom pumpkins and gourds, and the traditional Jack-o-Lanterns for carving too.


Try stacking several different varieties on top of another for dramatic magazine worthy display.


I was so excited about my ready-for-fall front porch decor, I Instagrammed this picture of it yesterday afternoon.  


Officially in fall obsession mode. 

If you want to add some fall flair for your front porch, or just need some sage gardening advice (like that pun?), drop by and see Amber at the Nitty Gritty Nursery Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, or Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 


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