Some of My Favorite Garden Green Varieties

Growing greens in the garden is a fantastic way to cut down on food miles and plastic packaging. It is also a fantastic way to add great flavor to meals or salads. Fresh garden greens taste nothing like what you find in the grocery store, they just plain taste better. I attribute this to being…

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…

Living A Modern Homesteading Life

Is it possible to homestead without acres of land and animals? I think you definitely can by incorporating many aspects of modern homesteading into your lifestyle! There are a lot of people who want to homestead, but don’t live on acres of land out in the country. It doesn’t have to be that way! Modern…

Preserving Food: Small Garden? No Problem!

I once read somewhere that it takes approximately 4,000 square feet of gardening space to feed one person for an entire year. Most people do not have this kind of space, as amazing as it would be. Most of us are growing in small yards or on balconies or patios. Most of us also do…

My Must Grow Plants: Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs are so beneficial and easy to grow, even if you have very little space. Herbs are actually what I suggest people grow when they are just starting out as gardeners. Yes you can grow tomatoes your first gardening season, but to help gain confidence in the garden herbs are the place to start….

Dandelions, A Wonderfully Beneficial “Weed”

Dandelions are popping up right now where I live and depending on your temperatures they should be for you too. Growing up I loved making wishes on dandelion puffs, watching as they blew away. I also remember getting scolded for doing it because they were going to start growing everywhere. I didn’t see why it…

What’s In Season: Spring

Spring is here and with it comes more variety with what’s in season! This is the kickoff to months of delicious fresh food from the garden, a CSA or the local farmers market. Eating seasonally and locally helps ensure higher nutrient quality than produce that is grown in another location and shipped across many miles…

Foundational Cooking Methods To Know For Delicious From Scratch Meals

Harnessing the power of foundational cooking techniques can give you so much freedom when it comes to creating delicious seasonal meals for your family. Below you will find a short list of foundational cooking techniques to learn or deepen your connection to. There are many cooking techniques to try within dry heat, moist heat, combination…

Warming Herbs & Spices For Winter

 Using warming herbs and spices in the winter is a great way to warm ourselves from the inside out. You can wear big sweaters and leg warmers to keep you warm from the outside, but adding warming herbs and spices to teas, elixirs, soups, stews, or just about any meal in the colder months is…