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…

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…

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…

Summer Solstice Musings

The summer solstice is a day I both look forward to and dread all at once. I love the kick off to the summer season, the sunshine, the warm breeze and how wild and green everything gets. I don’t like that it means daylight hours will start getting shorter and shorter until the winter solstice….

Garden Greens: ARUGULA

Arugula, also called rocket or salad rocket, is a fantastic garden green to grow, it is considered an herb rather than a vegetable and is part of the brassica family. (Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc.) It has a peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness or may have a pronounced bitterness that is prominent with older…

Garden Greens: Spinach

Spinach is one of my favorite garden greens to grow, cook and eat. It is pretty hardy in the garden and so versatile in the kitchen. I recently overwintered some spinach in my raised beds to see how they would do. At the beginning of winter I had hoops with frost cloth over my beds…

Chives

Chives are probably hands down the easiest thing to grow in your kitchen garden. They are also one of the first green leaves to pop up in spring lasting until frost in the fall. You can harvest from them over and over again too. They are prolific growers, if left to go to seed chives…

What Is Your Why?

What is your why?🌱🌱🌱Why do you want to grow your own food and cook from scratch? I’d love to know your reason(s).🌱🌱🌱My why encompasses a lot of things. My family, our health, the health of the planet, better nutrition, knowing the source, connection, community, resilience, building a solid foundation, supporting soil health, sharing with family…