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….

My Must Grow Plants: Food Crops

Deciding what to grow each season is exciting and filled with so many choices. In fact it can be overwhelming, especially for new gardeners. There are hundreds of options from dozens of seed catalogs. After you have been growing for a few seasons you will naturally find what works in your garden, what your family…

Earth Day 2022, Earth Day Every Day

Today is Earth Day, well technically every day is Earth Day, but today we take note of how special this planet is. It is a time to recognize that the choices we make on a daily basis have a huge impact on our planet. It is also a time to see where we can make…

Tips For Transplanting Seedlings Into The Garden

As the time comes to transplant out seedlings whether they were started by us or bought there are some things we can do to help ensure that they thrive. Below are some time tested tips I have found that work for me.  Harden off seedlings by slowly acclimating them to the garden by setting them…

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…

What’s In Season: Winter

It may be seem like everything is in season when we look at what’s filling the produce section at the grocery store. The truth is much of the food you see has traveled long distances to get to the grocery store. Out of season produce is grown in warmer climates and shipped, trucked or flown…

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…