What’s In Season: October

October is such a time of change and renewal. Around the first week of October is when we expect our first frost date. It hasn’t happened yet this year, but I can feel it on the horizon. This really changes things in the garden and kitchen. All those lovely summer or warm weather produce are…

5 Common Culinary Herbs & Spices With Medicinal Benefits

Culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits for a power packed nutritional punch when added to your daily meals. I love using fresh or dried herbs to boost nutrition and the overall health benefits of a meal as well as enhancing the flavor of a meal. There is so many health building opportunities when it comes…

Gardening Tips For Growing In Small Spaces

One of the biggest misconceptions about growing food is that you need acres of land to feed your family. This can be true if you are trying to grow 100% of your families food, but that can be unrealistic for a lot of families without considerable planning and life arranging. If definitely can be done,…

Pantry Staples For A From Scratch Kitchen

When it comes to being prepared in a from scratch kitchen you definitely want to have some pantry staples on hand to be able to quickly put meals together. When you harvest something from your garden or when your CSA box is filled with goodies, you will feel confident knowing that you can make a…

A Year End Review of My 2021 Blog Posts

It’s hard to believe we are so close to the end of the year. This will be my last blog post of 2021 and I wanted to share some posts from the past year. I wrote over 40 blog posts this year about gardening, holistic nutrition, cooking from scratch and life updates. I have enjoyed…

Grow Food & Cook It

For so long I told my husband, “I just want to teach people how to grow food and cook it.” Never thinking that I could make that my actual reality, but here I am doing just that! Through my nutrition and culinary training, I learned the importance of eating the highest quality food you can…

3 Herbs To Use In Your Kitchen During The Winter

I love plants for so many reasons. I’d probably say my number one reason for loving plants is their ability to nourish us. Whether it’s vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains or herbs (both culinary and medicinal), etc. plants have the ability to support and nourish our bodies. The key to getting the most benefits…

7 Autumn Recipes To Inspire Your Seasonal Cooking

We are just days away from autumn and I wanted to share some seasonal recipes to inspire you. I gathered the following recipes from people and websites who are some of my go to’s for cooking inspiration. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry: https://www.loveandlemons.com/curry-recipe/ Creamy Coconut Paprika Zucchini Soup: https://www.pickuplimes.com/recipe/creamy-coconut-paprika-zucchini-soup-191 Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: https://www.loveandlemons.com/butternut-squash-pasta/ Tahini and…

A Peak At Autumn Seasonal Foods

Now that it is the first days of September our focus tends to turn towards the autumn or fall season. This is a time of year that brings a sense of renewal and growth with activities like back to school, a sense of wanting to start something new, changing paths, a slowing down, etc. While…

GROW. COOK. NOURISH. Summer Squash

Summer squash includes a variety of different squash like yellow squash, pattypan squash and probably the most well known and popular zucchini. Unlike winter squash that can be stored for longer periods of time and used throughout the colder months of winter, summer squash does not store well and needs to be ate or processed…

5 Plant-Based Ways To Add Umami Flavor To Your Meal

Umami, one of the five basic tastes can add a rich savory flavor to your meal derived from the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) among two other amino acids. Glutamate is more often found in plant based foods vs. the guanylate or inosinate. Umami is hard to describe other than saying it adds a rich…

May Garden Tasks: Week of May 10th

The first week after our expected last frost date has us checking our gardens for frost damage from a light snow and freeze just days ago. Colorado gardeners are always on their toes throughout the month of May because the weather usually is all over the place. For example, I have some bok choy that…